London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

LONDON – Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change. Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections […]

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UK court orders new trial for woman who killed husband

David Challen, son of Georgina Challen, known as Sally, speaks outside the High Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. A British court has overturned the conviction of a woman serving a life sentence for murder for killing her husband. Sally Challen was convicted in 2011 of killing her husband Richard with a hammer. Three […]

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UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

LONDON – A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, was charged Monday with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds in Germany, attack people with a meat cleaver […]

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British economy slows down sharply amid acute Brexit unease

LONDON – Official figures show that the British economy slowed sharply in the last three months of 2018 as uncertainties over Brexit intensified. The Office for National Statistics said Monday that the British economy grew by a quarterly rate of only 0.2 percent during the fourth quarter, down from the 0.6 percent tick recorded in […]

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UK police searching for suspect in fatal train stabbing

LONDON – British police are searching for a suspect after the fatal stabbing of a man on a suburban London train. British Transport Police said a man was killed Friday on board a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo. Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said police believe the suspect and victim boarded […]

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