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Stories tagged: london

Vigil for London stabbing victims as politicians trade blame

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Focus on early release of terror convict in London stabbings

Focus is on early release of terror convict in London stabbings.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Londoners fought back to curtail carnage in bridge attack

Shocked and saddened Londoners dealing with the return of terrorism to their streets are finding solace in the way bystanders fought to subdue the London Bridge attacker

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure …

At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

London Fire Brigade heavily criticized for apartment fire

A report on a deadly apartment block fire in London condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the building were evacuated more quickly.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Trick play highlights Cooper Kupp’s 220-yard day in London

Jared Goff hit Cooper Kupp for a 65-yard touchdown pass on a double-reverse flea-flicker on a highlight-reel play as the Los Angeles Rams beat the winless Cincinnati Bengals 24-10 at …

For fans, Harry Potter charms on two continents

My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Pomp in London, Brexit talks in Brussels as deadline looms

Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making slow progress, both sides said Monday as some EU ministers said they could even spill into next week. Across the Channel, Britain dragged …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23

The UEFA Champions League finals from 2021 through 2023 will be played in St. Petersburg, Munich and London, the UEFA executive committee decided Tuesday.

Body found in London garden fell from Heathrow-bound plane

A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport after a 9-hour flight from Nairobi, landing in a south London garden, police and airline officials …

UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut

Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer in the third inning, Aaron Judge went deep to cap a six-run fourth and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 17-13 in the first …

‘American positivity’: Baseball popular with British fans

America’s national pastime is making a good impression on British fans. That may have been helped by a warm, picture-perfect day in often overcast London – baseball weather at its …

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

High cheese comes to land of high tea: Yanks vs Red Sox

High cheese is coming to the land of high tea. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are playing two games in London. And when Boston’s Rick Porcello throws …

Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London’s government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby.

Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor

Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud …

Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf London

The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf …

UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019

Lucha libre wrestler Silver King dies during London match

A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the movie “Nacho Libre” died in London after he collapsed during a match. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, known as Silver King in the …

Climate mural emerges after London protests: is it Banksy?

Officials in London are trying to determine if a stenciled mural that appeared at a base camp for climate protests was created by the street artist Banksy.

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, at …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Climate change protesters glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections Wednesday, on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy in London on British, U.S. charges

A bearded and shouting Julian Assange was pulled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and hauled into court Thursday, the start of an extradition battle for the WikiLeaks founder who …

WikiLeaks accuses Ecuador of spying on Assange at embassy

WikiLeaks on Wednesday accused the Ecuadorian government of spying on Julian Assange as tensions mounted between the WikiLeaks founder and his hosts.

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism …

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after stem cell transplant

A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second such success.

Where the wild things are: An hour from London

Knepp Castle is a 3,500-acre estate that has been owned by the Burrell family for more than 220 years. They’ve always farmed it, despite the poor clay soil. But in …

London’s Heathrow briefly halts flights due to drone report

London’s Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting – a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018

2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport case

British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens …