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Sep 11, 2014

Nurse who took Australian royal prank call blamed herself, inquest hears

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – A nurse found hanging after a
prank call from two Australian radio presenters about Kate
Middleton’s first pregnancy blamed herself for the embarrassing
release of intimate details of the duchess’s condition, an
inquest heard on Thursday.

Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead in
December 2012 in her hospital lodgings, a few days after she
answered the call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian in which
they had pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

Sep 11, 2014

Australian royal prank call DJ attends London nurse’s inquest

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – One of two Australian DJs whose
prank call to a hospital caring for the pregnant Duchess of
Cambridge was followed by the death by hanging of a nurse,
appeared at the dead woman’s inquest on Thursday to honour a
pledge made to her family.

Mel Greig, sitting just a few feet away from the nurse’s
family at London’s High Court, said in a tweet she was prepared
to answer questions “on or off the stand”.

Sep 8, 2014

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, his office said on Monday.

The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple’s first child who was born in July last year.

Sep 8, 2014

Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, his office said on Monday.

The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple’s first child who was born in July last year.

Sep 5, 2014

NATO backs spearhead force to boost eastern defenses

NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defenses in eastern Europe, aiming to reassure allies nervous about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine that the U.S.-led alliance will shield them from any attack.

The plan, adopted at a summit in Wales, includes creating a “spearhead” rapid reaction force and pre-positioning supplies and equipment in east European countries so they can be reinforced within days in a crisis.

Aug 29, 2014

Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of “severe” on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said.

“That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent,” May said in a statement.

Aug 26, 2014

Top UK anti-terrorism officer says Syria-related arrests soar

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officer said on Tuesday arrests linked to fighting in Syria had risen dramatically this year and that significant progress was being made to trace a British man suspected of murdering American journalist James Foley.

Launching an appeal to Muslim communities to help identify “aspiring terrorists”, Mark Rowley, the National Policing Lead for Counter Terrorism, said Britain had been escalating its efforts to address rising terrorism problems relating to Syria.

Jul 31, 2014

‘Russian involvement’ central to UK inquiry into ex-KGB agent’s death

LONDON (Reuters) – Evidence which shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday.

Kremlin critic Litvinenko, 43, died after being poisoned with a radioactive isotope in November 2006, a crime which from his death bed he blamed on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement.

Jul 31, 2014
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Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

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(Demonstrators carry Palestinian flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

Jul 24, 2014

Ex-Murdoch reporter escapes jail over UK phone-hacking crimes

LONDON (Reuters) – A former tabloid reporter who admitted hacking hundreds of phones to find stories for two Sunday newspapers was spared jail on Thursday for helping secure the conviction of Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief Andy Coulson.

Dan Evans gave evidence for the prosecution during the eight-month trial of Coulson, who was jailed for 18 months earlier in July for his role in widespread phone-hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World title.