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Sep 30, 2012
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Church of England deadlocked over new archbishop for Canterbury: report

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(Britain’s Queen Elizabeth speaks with Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury during a reception at the Houses of Parliament in London March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville )

A Church of England panel meeting in secret to choose the next Archbishop of Canterbury has failed to reach agreement on who should be the new leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Sep 28, 2012

Recession shallower than expected

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy contracted less than thought during the second quarter, offering a higher base for an expected return to tepid growth and lifting the pound while supporting share prices.

Other data showed Britain’s financial position worsened, although economists said the biggest current account deficit on record was partly because of lower returns on investments in the crisis-hit euro zone.

Sep 20, 2012

UK “Torture Gang” boss Richardson dies at 78

LONDON (Reuters) – British gangster Charlie Richardson, one of the most feared underworld figures of 1960s London who fought a vicious turf war with the more famous Kray brothers, has died, his family said on Thursday. He was 78.

A scrap metal dealer, he built a criminal empire based on fraud, protection rackets and gambling that earned a reputation for extreme violence and brutality.

Sep 13, 2012

British police may face action over Hillsborough disaster

LONDON (Reuters) – British police accused of serious failings and a cover-up over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster could face investigation after their force said on Thursday it was preparing to refer the case to the police watchdog.

South Yorkshire Police, the force in northern England at the centre of the scandal, said it was ready to refer the matter to the national watchdog that has powers to recommend prosecutions.

Sep 12, 2012

UK’s Cameron apologizes for 1989 soccer stadium disaster

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was “profoundly sorry” for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium.

He was speaking as an independent report found that police at the time had scrambled to deflect the blame for Britain’s worst sporting disaster onto Liverpool soccer fans to cover up their own flawed response.

Sep 12, 2012

Cameron apologises for Hillsborough disaster

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was “profoundly sorry” for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium.

He was speaking as an independent report found that police at the time had scrambled to deflect the blame for Britain’s worst sporting disaster onto Liverpool football fans to cover up their own flawed response.

Sep 6, 2012

British terrorism suspect may face private trial

LONDON (Reuters) – A British businessman has taken the unusual step of seeking a private prosecution against a computer expert wanted in the United States on terrorism charges, his law firm said on Thursday.

Karl Watkin, who made a fortune from bio-fuel and internet companies, said it was a “disgrace” that Babar Ahmad had not been brought to trial in his home country eight years after he was arrested.

Jul 24, 2012

Government to rule in October on Pentagon hacker U.S. extradition

LONDON (Reuters) – A British computer hacker accused by the United States of breaking into top secret military and space agency networks will learn the result of his six-year fight against extradition within three months, a court heard on Tuesday.

Gary McKinnon faces up to 60 years in jail if convicted in American courts for what one U.S. prosecutor has described as the “biggest military computer hack of all time”.

Jul 24, 2012

UK to rule in October on Pentagon hacker U.S. extradition

LONDON (Reuters) – A British computer hacker accused by the United States of breaking into top secret military and space agency networks will learn the result of his six-year fight against extradition within three months, a court heard on Tuesday.

Gary McKinnon faces up to 60 years in jail if convicted in American courts for what one U.S. prosecutor has described as the “biggest military computer hack of all time”.

Jul 21, 2012

Olympics-Wrestling-Russia fight to keep grip on medals

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s dominant Olympic
wrestlers must overcome a youthful Iranian team, Japan’s
powerful women and a resurgent United States if they are to
protect their traditional grip on the medals in London.

Russia topped the medals table four years ago in Beijing
with six golds — more than the next three countries combined –
and was well ahead of the pack in the previous two Games in
Athens and Sydney.