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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.

Mar 26, 2015

England’s Richard III, the ‘villainous’ king, gets ceremonial reburial

LONDON (Reuters) – Richard III, the last English king to die in battle and the country’s most maligned monarch, will be re-buried on Thursday three years after his remains were found under a car park.

Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard will be 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.

Mar 23, 2015
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UK to probe sharia courts, extremist preachers if Cameron wins – May

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(Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at a news conference in London March 23, 2015. Britain will introduce a raft of measures to counter Islamist extremism including a crackdown on Sharia law and incendiary preachers if David Cameron’s Conservatives win May’s election, Home Secretary May said on Monday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

Britain will introduce measures to counter Islamist extremism, including an investigation into Sharia courts and a crackdown on incendiary preachers, if Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives win May’s election, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday.

Mar 20, 2015

Britain’s top court to rule on Prince Charles’ government letters

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top court will rule
next week whether “frank” letters sent by Prince Charles to
government ministers should be made public, potentially
embarrassing the heir-to-the-throne and raising the contentious
issue of royal interference in politics.

For years, the Guardian newspaper has sought access to 27
letters written by Charles to members of ex-Prime Minister Tony
Blair’s Labour government between 2004 and 2005 under the
country’s freedom of information laws.

Mar 17, 2015

Ceremony fit for a king: England’s Richard III to be reburied 530 years after death

LONDON (Reuters) – King Richard III, the medieval English monarch whose remains were found under a car park three years ago, will be reburied next week nearly 530 years after he was slain in battle and dumped in an humble grave.

The remains of Richard – the last English king to die in battle when he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485 – were found in 2012.