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London mayor takes pay cut over virus funding cut fears

Jun 17, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Sadiq Khan says the capital faces a budget shortfall of nearly £500 million ($628 million) over the next two years because of an 'unprecedented' income loss from the crisis

PAY CUT. London Mayor Sadiq Khan leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on March 16, 2020, after a COBRA meeting on the government's response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

London homeless to be housed in hotels to self-isolate

Mar 21, 2020 - 8:55 PM

300 rooms will be made available in two hotels for the next 12 weeks for London's homeless

OUTBREAK. A deserted London Bridge is pictured as Londoners heed a call to stay home due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, in London on March 20, 2020. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Video footage of the operation shows Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens

PERFORMANCE. Musician Dagmar Turner plays the violin during brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Photo by King's College Hospital/AFP

UK vows action after police kill 'convicted extremist' in terror stabbing

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:14 AM

Police say Sudesh Amman, 20, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, was shot on the busy Streatham High Road packed with shoppers at about 2 pm

GUARDS. Police officers guard a cordon, set up on Streatham High Road, at the junction of Prentis Road, in south London on February 2, 2020, after a man is shot dead by police following reports of people being stabbed in the street. Photo by Isabel Infantes/AFP

Several hurt after stabbing on London Bridge

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) The incident happens on the north side of London bridge. Police add that, 'A man has been detained. We believe a number of people have been injured.'

LONDON ON GUARD. Armed police stand guard at Cannon Street station in central London, on November 29, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Although Salih Khater did not kill anyone, and ended up crashing the car into security barriers, the August 2018 attack sent several people to hospital for treatment

PARLIAMENT CAR ATTACK. Police forensics officers work around a silver Ford Fiesta car that was driven into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The 22-year-old, who was unarmed, is arrested at around 2:00am (0100 GMT) on Wednesday and the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the police says

BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Britain's Red Arrows, the flying display team of the Royal Air Force (RAF) fly over Buckingham Palace as members of the Royal Family stand on the balcony to watch, in London on June 8, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

WATCH: Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:23 PM

This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom

'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing

A woman places signs on a fence next to the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 4, 2019. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

China, Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 'seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries' affairs'

Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The protests are organized by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements

EXTINCTION REBELLION. Protesters stand behind their banner blocking a road near Parliament Square in central London on the second day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group on April 16, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's Ecuadoran stay

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Julian Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London's plush Knightsbridge district since 2012

ASSANGE IN ECUADOR. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Second HIV remission patient rekindles cure hope

Mar 05, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the 'London patient' shows no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months, researchers report

Two held over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Violators face up to 5 years in prison for endangering an aircraft

Banksy shocks art world by shredding $1.4 million work at auction

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

'The unexpected incident became instant art world folklore and certainly marks the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself after coming under the hammer,' auctioneers say

SHREDDING. Banksy's art work that was just sold at an auction shredded itself. Screengrab from Banksy's Instagram page

Balloon of mayor Khan in bikini flies over London

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan's critics stage the stunt 'in retaliation' for the 'Baby Trump' blimp he let fly over Westminster in July

BALLOON PROTEST. A large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats above a small crowd of demonstrators in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Police probe 'terrorist' car attack outside UK parliament

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prime Minister Theresa May says the suspected attack is 'shocking' and an 'appalling incident' as she condemns the 'twisted aim of the extremists'

STANDING GUARD. Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to the Houses of Parliament following an incident where a car crashed into barriers in central London on August 14, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Tens of thousands march through London in anti-Trump protests

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:45 PM

From banging pots and pans to a 'Baby Trump' balloon, Londoners protest US President Donald Trump's visit to London

DONALD TRUMP PROTEST. Protesters against the UK visit of US President Donald Trump hold up placards as they take part in a march and rally in London on July 13, 2018. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The 17-hour Perth-London flight of Qantas is the first regular service to connect the two continents directly

Photos of Big Ben in London and Kings Park in Perth from Shutterstock

Law intended to smooth Brexit reaches key hurdle

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The House of Commons will hold its 8th and final day of detailed scrutiny of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which would formally end Britain's membership of the bloc and transfer EU rules into British law

DIVORCING. A British Union Jack flag and a European Union flags are seen at the European Council in Brussels, on September 24, 2015. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


Brexit rebel MPs compromise with UK government over key bill

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

A senior EU official says sealing a final deal by March 2019 is a daunting task, pointing out that the EU trade deal with Canada 'is 1,598 pages of legal text, and we have negotiated for 9 months and have 19 pages of non-legal text.'

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime minister Theresa May (L) and UK Permanent Representative to the EU Tim Barrow arrive to attend the first day of a European union summit in Brussels on December 14, 2017. Photo by Thierry Roge/AFP

EU leaders back May with first step to Brexit trade talks

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:34 PM

(UPDATED) EU leaders throw British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline in Brexit talks, agreeing at a Brussels summit meeting to start preparations for the next stage of negotiations

MAY AND TUSK. British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk for a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on October 20, 2017. Photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AFP

Uber files appeal against London ban

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:32 PM

"We have this morning filed our appeal on the London licence decision at Westminster Magistrates' Court," Uber says in a statement ahead of the Friday deadline

UBER IN LONDON. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows a woman posing whilst holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber, near to a black London taxi cab in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

6 injured in suspected acid attack in London

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Authorities say the noxious substance was sprayed during an argument between two groups

London bus crash injures several passengers

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The accident occurs on Lavender Hill in southwest London

London Grenfell fire survivors heckle authorities at tense meeting

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Under tight security prompted by previous confrontations with the angry residents victims of the devastating blaze crowded into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to meet with local officials

SEEKING JUSTICE. Protestors carry placards as they gather outside the Kensington Town Hall during a Kensington Council meeting to discuss Grenfell Tower, the election of a new council leader and the appointment of a chief executive, in west London on July 19, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK court hearing begins for terminally ill baby

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:17 PM

He s our son he s our flesh and blood We feel that it should be our right as parents to decide to give him a chance his mother Connie Yates says

THE PARENTS. Connie Yates (L) and Chris Gard, parents of terminally-ill 10-month-old Charlie Gard, talk to the media after delivering a petition of signatures supporting their case at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in central London on July 9, 2017.  Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Faulty fridge to blame for London tower fire

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:46 PM

UPDATED The government has ordered immediate checks on the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer model blamed for the June 14 blaze in west London which left 79 people presumed dead

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE. People affected by the fire that ripped through Grenfell Tower, a residential block sit on the pavement outside a temporary aid centre in west London on June 14, 2017. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

600 English tower blocks thought to have Grenfell-style cladding

Jun 22, 2017 - 6:59 PM

We cannot and will not ask people to live in unsafe homes British Prime Minister Theresa May says adding that relevant local authorities and fire services had been informed but without specifying what action would be taken

Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital after infection

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:53 PM

After his stay in the hospital Prince Philip is expected to return to Windsor where he is due to rest

OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. This file photo taken on May 16, 2017 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 16, 2017.  File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:12 PM

British press reports after the speech say the visit was clearly now in jeopardy but a spokesman for May insists the invitation has not been revoked

THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is photographed on a visit to the town of Poundbury, southwest England, on October 27, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:58 PM

UPDATED The admission to the hospital is seen as a precautionary measure for treatment of an infection caused by a pre existing condition

FIGHTING AN INFECTION. Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, reacts as he arrives to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire – police

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:18 PM

UPDATED As of this morning I m afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead or missing and I sadly have to presume are dead police commander Stuart Cundy tells reporters

GRENFELL TOWER DEATHS. People affected by the fire that ripped through Grenfell Tower, a residential block sit on the pavement outside a temporary aid centre in west London on June 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

58 presumed dead in London tower fire – police

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Of the 58 the number of confirmed fatalities in the Grenfell Tower inferno remains at 30 Police do not expect to find any survivors

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE. This handout image received by local resident Natalie Oxford early on June 14, 2017 shows flames and smoke coming from a 27-story block of flats after a fire broke out in west London. Photo by Natalie Oxford/AFP

British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism for her response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE. Pedestrians look up towards Grenfell Tower, a residential block of flats in west London on June 14, 2017. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Anger mounts over London tower blaze

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:23 AM

They are simply not recognizable because of the fire Fiona McCormack from the Metropolitan Police s identification team says of the victims found inside Grenfell Tower

ABLAZE. This handout image received by local resident Giulio Thuburn early on June 14, 2017 shows flames engulfing a 27-storey block of flats in west London. Giulio Thuburn/AFP

At least 17 dead in London tower block fire – police

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:49 PM

UPDATED Sadly I can confirm that the number of people that have died is now 17 Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy says in a televised statement on Thursday June 15 We do believe that the number will sadly increase he adds

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE. Pedestrians look up towards Grenfell Tower, a residential block of flats in west London on June 14, 2017. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

At least 12 dead in London tower block fire – police

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:35 AM

I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12 says the Metropolitan Police s Stuart Cundy in a televised address

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE. This handout image received by local resident Natalie Oxford early on June 14, 2017 shows flames and smoke coming from a 27-story block of flats after a fire broke out in west London. Photo by Natalie Oxford/AFP

Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Theresa May loses her parliamentary majority in last week s election She is now desperately seeking the backing of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland s ultra conservative Democratic Unionist Party DUP

THERESA MAY. Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack – mayor

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:57 PM

54 incidents are recorded on Tuesday compared to a daily average of 38 so far in 2017

SADIQ KHAN. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan leaves after observing a minutes' silence with London ambulance staff in London on June 6, 2017, in memory of the victims of the June 3 terror attacks. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip to retire from public engagements

May 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED The Duke of Edinburgh who turns 96 on June 10 is the longest serving consort in British history and conducted 219 royal engagements last year

RETIRING. In this file photo, Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrives to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. Ben Stanstall/Pool/AFP

5 charged for suspected hate crime in London

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The teenager is badly beaten by a group of around 20 people while he was at a bus stop with two friends outside a pub in Croydon on Friday night

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED There should be no place for terrorists to hide says British Home Secretary Amber Rudd

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

3rd UPDATE A total of 11 people have been arrested over the attack their ages ranging from 21 to 58 all on suspicion of preparation of terrorist attacks

FIRST RESPONDERS. Members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Queen Elizabeth misses second church service with heavy cold

Jan 01, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Queen Elizabeth continues to receive her red boxes containing official papers and is up and about says a royal source

LONGEST-SERVING MONARCH. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 2015. File photo by Adam Berry/AFP

Murdered British MP's widower urges unity in 2017

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:56 PM

In a televised speech the widower of murdered British MP Jo Cox calls for people to reunite after a divisive year in Europe the United States and the Middle East

UNITY. In this file photo, Brendan Cox – the widower of murdered Labor MP Jo Cox – reacts as he delivers a statement outside the Old Bailey criminal court in London on November 23, 2016, following the conviction of Jo's killer Thomas Mair. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

5 killed as London tram overturns

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:44 PM

The incident occurs at around 6:10am 0610 GMT at a junction outside Croydon in south London Police declare a major incident at the scene

LONDON TRAM ACCIDENT. Members of the emergency services work near the scene of a derailed tram, in Croydon, south London, on November 9, 2016. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

Burning replica to mark Great Fire of London anniversary

Sep 03, 2016 - 8:27 PM

A giant replica of 17th century London will be set ablaze in the city this weekend to mark the 350th anniversary of the devastating Great Fire of London

ST PAUL'S 'ABLAZE.' Fire is projected onto the Dome of St Paul's Cathedral in central London as part of the London's Burning festival of events commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in London on September 1, 2016. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

5-day strike disrupts London commuter trains

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:48 PM

The RMT union calls the strike to protest plans to downgrade the role of the conductor on Southern Trains causing cancellations across the network

Man charged with US tourist murder after London knife attack

Aug 06, 2016 - 7:31 AM

19 year old Zakaria Bulhan would appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London for an initial hearing on Saturday police says

Armed police personnel patrol in London's Trafalgar Square on August 4, 2016, following an overnight knife attack in Russell Square in which one woman was killed and 5 others injured. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP