Stories tagged: London
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Suspect arrested in London subway ‘bucket bomb’ attack revealed by British media
British media reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude – but potentially deadly – bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
U.K. lowers official terrorist threat level after second arrest
A second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack, the city’s police said Sunday in what was the clearest indication yet that authorities do not believe …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Man arrested in London train attack; threat level remains ‘critical’
Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Trump: London bombing is reason to expand U.S. travel ban
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Friday for a “tougher and more specific” U.S. travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. In a flurry of early-morning …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
U.K. threat level raised to ‘critical’ after subway bombing
A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Thousands rally in London to protest Britain’s exit from EU
Thousands marched Saturday to Parliament in central London to protest Britain’s plan to withdraw from the European Union.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Celebs play benefit soccer match to aid London fire victims
Stars from the entertainment and sports worlds have played a soccer match in London to benefit victims of the high-rise apartment building fire that claimed more than 80 lives in …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Scores treated after mystery ‘chemical haze’ hits Britain’s coast
A mysterious chemical haze that left scores of people on the English coast with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems has dissipated, but its cause remains a mystery, police …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Police arrest second man in Buckingham Palace terror incident
London police arrested a second man Sunday in connection with a suspect who drove up to a police van not far from Buckingham Palace then reached for a 4-foot sword, …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Edinburgh Zoo says panda Tian Tian thought to be pregnant
Edinburgh Zoo says the only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021
After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
The keeper of the Great Clock announced Monday that London’s “Big Ben” hour bell will be silenced for four long years as desperately needed repairs are carried out on the …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theater
Kenneth Branagh, who directed Hiddleston in the first Thor movie, will direct.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
UK police appeal for information after spate of acid attacks
Five linked acid attacks in quick succession by men on mopeds in London left several people injured, British police said Friday. They are the latest in a spate of assaults …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
British teen jailed for plotting London bomb attack
A British teenager has been sentenced to at least 16
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze
The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests
When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly – an “unprecedented” blaze, in …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
U.K.: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests
Britain’s government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire
The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism
A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
U.K.: Banned building materials suspected in London fire
The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule
A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
U.K. police: 58 dead and presumed dead in London blaze
Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Anger erupts in London over tower’s feared renovation flaws
Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building’s renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
London fire toll reaches 30 dead amid warnings the count could still rise
The death toll in the London fire disaster rose to 30 on Friday as relatives and friends expanded frantic searches for missing loved ones amid warnings that the full extent …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Probes launched amid grim search for London fire victims
London firefighters combed through a burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with …