| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:40 AM
London Mayor Boris Johnson is the latest politician to back a group that’s pressuring tech companies to design smartphones that become useless if they fall into the wrong hands.
Prosecutors from San Francisco and New York state will now be...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
LONDON — He's the boy without a name but with a gilded destiny.
The one baby to rule them all — at least the people of Britain — was born to Prince William and his wife, the former Catherine Middleton, on Monday afternoon, setting...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:58 AM
LONDON -- Two attackers wielding a number of weapons allegedly killed a man in broad daylight on a London street and then were shot by police Wednesday in an incident that may have been terrorism-related.
The assault took place about 2:20 p.m. near a...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "strong indications" that a killing Wednesday near a military barracks in the Woolwich section of south London was a terrorist attack.
Speaking in Paris at a meeting with French President Francois...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:49 AM
LONDON -- As police scoured the attack site for evidence, authorities confirmed Thursday that a man who was hacked to death on a London street before horrified bystanders in an apparent terrorist assault was a member of Britain’s armed forces.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Londoners choose their mayor; London's present leader looks likely to remain;...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:03 AM
As the Olympics kick off in London, many spectators have been baffled and spooked by mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, billed as bits of Olympic stadium steel enchanted by a rainbow. The curious creatures, named for a Shropshire town and a hospital with...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:04 AM
From Mogadishu runners to French fans of foie gras, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from the week in global news....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired, often hilarious mayor of London, wins a second term. Johnson, a Conservative, beats Labor Party candidate Ken Livingstone, the man who was mayor of the British capital before him....
| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...