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  • UK judge jails parents for deaths of 6 children

    April 4, 2013 6:34 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A judge has sentenced the father of six British children who died in a house fire to life, with a minimum of 15 years in prison, describing him as the "driving force" behind setting the blaze. Judge Kathryn Thirlwall leveled most of the responsibility for the fire... more »
  • UK: PM's ex-aide, others face bribery charges

    November 20, 2012 6:00 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Officials have charged the British prime minister's former media aide and the ex-chief of Rupert Murdoch's News International with bribery offenses. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were among four people being charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.... more »
  • UK court: Mulcaire must reveal phone hacking names

    July 4, 2012 9:43 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A private investigator convicted of hacking phones for a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid must reveal who at the newspaper ordered him to do it, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Glenn Mulcaire was jailed briefly in 2007 for eavesdropping on the voicemail messages of royal aides on behalf of... more »
  • UK's Prince Philip remains in hospital

    December 26, 2011 9:39 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain's Prince Philip has spent a third night in the hospital as he recovers after treatment for a blocked coronary artery. Buckingham Palace officials say the 90-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is in good spirits and will remain under observation for "a short period." The prince... more »
  • Chevron, Total Warn UK Not to Ban Deepsea Drilling

    October 26, 2010 11:14 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Leading oil and gas companies warned British lawmakers Tuesday that any U.K. moratorium on deepwater drilling in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill would force them to abandon the North Sea in favor of projects elsewhere. Executives from Chevron Corp., France's Total and Danish state-controlled DONG... more »
  • Chevron Gets Permission to Drill Off UK Coast

    October 1, 2010 10:57 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain has granted Chevron Corp. permission to begin the first new deepwater drilling in the North Sea since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, brushing aside calls for a U.S.-style moratorium on off-shore drilling. The decision, confirmed on Friday, means that Chevron can begin drilling an exploratory... more »
  • U.K. Airports Reopen Tuesday Evening

    April 20, 2010 4:51 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain's government said U.K. airports - including London's Heathrow Airport - would reopen Tuesday, as European terminals lurched back to life while the danger from Iceland's volcanic ash plume eased. Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said all British airports would reopen at 2100GMT (1700EST), allowing passenger services into... more »

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