LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Rail workers in Britain will
stage a national strike later this month in a dispute over pay,
the RMT union announced on Friday, teeing up a move that could
bring misery to millions of commuters.
The union said its 16,000 staff at Network Rail, which
maintains Britain’s railway infrastructure, including track and
signalling, would stage a 24-hour walk-out starting at 1600 GMT
on May 25, which is a public holiday, continuing into May 26,
which is a normal working day.
LONDON (Reuters) – More than 700 Britons are thought to have traveled to Syria and over a half have since returned home where they now pose a significant terrorism threat, British police said on Thursday.
Mark Rowley, the lead officer on counter-terrorism, also said there had been a record 338 arrests for terrorism-related offences last year, up by a third from 2013, with almost a half related to the conflict in Syria.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles wrote to ministers on issues ranging from resources for British troops in Iraq to the fate of the Patagonian Toothfish, according to his private letters published on Wednesday which the government had tried to keep secret for years.
The 27 letters from the 66-year-old heir to the throne were finally released after the government lost a decade-long legal battle to stop their publication on the grounds they might cast doubt over the future king’s political neutrality.
LONDON (Reuters) – Victory by David Cameron’s Conservatives on Friday in one of the most unexpected upsets in British political history has been accompanied by an almost unprecedented electoral bloodbath of dozens of high-profile figures.
Within hours of Cameron securing a majority in defiance of all forecasts, the leaders of three of the other major parties all quit after voters decisively rejected their policies at the polls.
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.
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
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.
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.