• CEO Sep 7, 2018

    Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Customers

    Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says. BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz, said Friday that enough data was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes, and that police are investigating. “We know that...

  • London Jul 19, 2018

    Inquest Opens into British Woman Poisoned by Nerve Agent

    A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance. Senior coroner David Ridley led a brief hearing on the death of Dawn...

  • chemical weapons Mar 15, 2018

    Trump: ‘It Looks Like' Russians Carried Out Nerve Agent Poisoning

    President Donald Trump was asked his thoughts about the nerve agent poisoning in the U.K. that targeted a former Russian spy and his daughter.

  • Twitter Mar 19, 2018

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    British actress Emma Chambers, known for her roles in “The Vicar of Dibley” television series and the romantic comedy “Notting Hill,” has died at 53.

  • Gregory Katz Sep 14, 2017

    London Fire Survivors Feel ‘Anger and Betrayal', Chief Fire Investigator Says

    A government-ordered inquiry into the London tower fire that killed at least 80 people opened Thursday with a minute of silence for the victims — and with its leader acknowledging that survivors feel a “great sense of anger and betrayal.” Retired judge Martin Moore-Bick said he hoped his investigation would “provide a small measure of solace” by discovering how such...

  • United States Aug 16, 2017

    Daniel Craig Confirms He'll Be Back as Bond Again

    Daniel Craig has delayed the specter of retirement as 007. The British actor has confirmed, as widely expected, that he’ll play James Bond in the franchise’s next film, due out in 2019.

  • Gregory Katz Jul 12, 2017

    UK Police Detail Painstaking Search for London Fire Remains

    British police on Wednesday described the painstaking work of recovering remains from a burnt-out London high-rise, as they tried to reassure grieving families that everything possible is being done to identify and retrieve the dead. Police say at least 80 people died in the June 14 fire at Grenfell Tower, but only 32 victims have formally been identified. Detectives say...

  • Gregory Katz Jun 26, 2017

    London Cladding Samples Fail Fire Safety; Officials Urge Evacuations

    Britain’s government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety standards. In London, officials tried Sunday to complete the evacuation of hundreds of apartments in four towers deemed unsafe, but faced resistance as several families refused to budge. The government...

  • Gregory Katz Jun 24, 2017

    34 UK High-Rise Buildings Fail Fire Safety Tests

    Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them “not safe for people to sleep in overnight.” Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused...

  • food Jun 22, 2017

    London Fire: About 600 UK Buildings May Be ‘Combustible'

    Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have combustible panels. The testing...

  • food Jun 18, 2017

    Banned Building Materials Suspected in London Fire: UK

    The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent inspection” of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across...

  • food Jun 17, 2017

    58 Confirmed or Presumed Dead After London Blaze: UK Police

    Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so...

  • Facebook Jun 14, 2017

    At Least 12 Deaths Confirmed, Dozens Hospitalized in London High-Rise Blaze

    A fast-moving overnight fire engulfed a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others, police said. Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said. The inferno lit up the night sky and spewed black smoke...

  • spy Oct 12, 2016

    Daniel Craig Would Miss James Bond Role ‘Terribly'

    Daniel Craig apparently isn’t ready to retire as James Bond. The actor told the crowd Friday at the New Yorker Festival that playing 007 is “the best job in the world.” He said if he were to stop playing the role that he “would miss it terribly.”

  • DRIVER Aug 16, 2016

    Rio Olympics by the Numbers Day 11: Engagement, Sportsmanship and More

    Tuesday in Rio featured at least the fourth engagement of the Olympics, a dramatic 5K finish despite a leg injury and a dive that blew away the competition. Click through for some noteworthy numbers from Day 11 of the Summer Games.

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