| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
British lawmakers took another big step toward allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed this week.
A bill allowing same-sex marriages cleared its last hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday, according to British news reports. After a two-hour debate, the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:55 AM
LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron launched an investigation Monday into whether universities, prisons, Muslim charities and the Internet have been allowed to become a “conveyor belt” of Islamist radicalization of the kind that...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
LONDON -- Two British Broadcasting Corporation executives have "stepped aside" pending a review into the BBC's handling of allegations of sex abuse surrounding its late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the media organization said Monday.
The moves by the BBC's...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:55 AM
LONDON — With many of their governments strapped for cash, leaders at a summit of rich nations vowed Tuesday to crack down on tax cheats by swapping financial information and exposing companies that set up elaborate structures to hide their profits....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:09 PM
If it’s remotely possible to feel, fleetingly, the teeny-weeniest bit sorry for Google, now’s the moment.
Google Glass can’t be bought or sold yet, but it can be, ah, re-purposed. The sci-fi see-all glasses with the in-frame camera...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
LONDON -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday sought to reassure Parliament that the government is not using U.S. surveillance programs to get around British law and spy on its citizens.
Hague’s comments followed reports in the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles'
Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:07 AM
LONDON -- European leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to clamp down on multinational companies that exploit loopholes or set up complex accounting schemes to lower their tax bills.
Taking on an issue that has also become...
| 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.