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May 2, 2015

William and Kate eschew crowns for life with nappies

LONDON (Reuters) – They are one of the most famous couples on the planet, one day destined to be Britain’s king and queen.

But royal experts say what Prince William and wife Kate really want is as much normality as possible within the confines of being in the spotlight.

Apr 22, 2015

Accused British ‘flash crash’ trader fights extradition to U.S.

LONDON/CHICAGO, April 22 (Reuters) – A British man accused
of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall
Street “flash crash” said he opposed being extradited to the
United States, while the operator of the market where he traded
denied that futures, as prosecutors have argued, caused the
crash.

Bail for Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was set at 5 million
pounds ($7.5 million), along with other conditions. He will
remain jailed in London for at least one night.

Apr 22, 2015

Accused ‘flash crash’ trader granted bail, fights extradition to U.S.

By Michael Holden, Tom Polansek and Karl Plume

(Reuters) – A British trader accused by U.S. authorities of
market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street
“flash crash” was granted bail by a London court on Wednesday,
after saying he opposed extradition to the United States for a
trial.

Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, will remain jailed in London for
at least one night after bail was set at 5 million pounds ($7.5
million), along with other conditions.

Apr 22, 2015

Accused UK “flash crash” trader granted bail, fights extradition

LONDON (Reuters) – A British trader accused by U.S. authorities of an illegal role in the May 2010 Wall Street “flash crash” was granted bail by a London court on Wednesday after saying he opposed being extradited to the United States to face trial.

The flash crash saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge more than 1,000 points in a day, briefly wiping out nearly $1 trillion in market value before partially recovering later.

Apr 22, 2015

UK trader accused of ‘flash crash’ role opposes extradition to U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – A British futures trader accused by U.S. authorities of an illegal role in the Wall Street “flash crash” that briefly wiped out nearly $1 trillion in market value five years ago, told a London court on Wednesday he opposed being extradited to the United States.

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it had criminally charged Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, of west London, with wire fraud, commodities fraud and manipulation. He is wanted for trial in Illinois.

Apr 16, 2015

Ageing peer too ill to face sex abuse trial, prosecutors say

LONDON (Reuters) – British prosecutors said on Thursday an ageing member of the House of Lords would not face charges over serious allegations of historical child sex crimes because he was too ill, leading to criticism by police and accusations of an establishment cover-up from campaigners.

The decision comes at a time Britain is holding a major inquiry into allegations of decades of abuse by high-profile figures including politicians.

Apr 10, 2015

New British royal baby faces tricky life as the ‘spare’

LONDON (Reuters) – The newest member of Britain’s royal family, due to make an entrance this month when Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to the couple’s second baby, will be taking on one of royalty’s toughest roles — life as “spare to the heir”.

Unlike brother George, born 21 months ago and expected one day to be monarch, the younger offspring’s future is less clear.

Apr 8, 2015

In British vote too tight to call, gamblers seek the $150 million answer

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – If Prime Minister David Cameron
forms Britain’s next government after the tightest election in a
generation, it will not just be the Conservative Party leader
who will be smiling. Scott Moorhead will be laughing all the way
to the bank.

As part of a record 100 million pounds ($148 million)
expected to be gambled on the British election, Moorhead stands
to win 250 pounds on a 500 pound bet that the Conservatives will
win most parliamentary seats in the May 7 election.

Apr 8, 2015

UK police seek gang behind ’200 million pound’ heist

LONDON (Reuters) – British police were hunting for a gang on Wednesday who raided safety deposit boxes in London’s major jewelery business district, making off with cash and gems in what local media said could be the country’s biggest-ever heist.

The Metropolitan Police said the thieves used heavy cutting equipment to get into the vault at the officially unnamed deposit business in Hatton Garden, home to almost 300 diamond, gold and gem dealers and more than 50 shops, where they broke into the safety boxes.

Mar 26, 2015

Richard III, England’s ‘villainous’ warrior king, is finally reburied

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Richard III, the last English king to die in battle whose remains were found under a car park three years ago, was reburied on Thursday in a ceremony the current queen said was of “great international significance”.

Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral in central England some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485.