Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in attack in London LONDON (AP) ? One person has died and at least two people were wounded in a violent attack near a military training barracks in London, British officials said Wednesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency meeting in response.
EU bid to label Hezbollah wing terror group
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The European Union is reassessing whether to declare the Lebanese party Hezbollah's military wing a terrorist organization, a move it has long shied from despite pressure from the U.S., officials said Wednesday.
Miliband says Google tax behaviour 'wrong'
By Andrew Osborn and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc's tax affairs came under renewed scrutiny in Britain on Wednesday when the leader of the opposition Labour party accused the Internet company of wrongly going to "extraordinary lengths" to avoid paying tax. In comments designed to politically outflank Prime Minister Davi......
Cameron calls emergency meeting after man killed in London
LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron has called a meeting of his government's emergency Cobra security committee after the killing of a man in south London, his office said on Wednesday. Britain's government convenes Cobra meetings only to deal with incidents that have implications for national security. Media reports said a British soldier w......
Britain offers visas to its Afghan interpreters By Mark Anderson LONDON (Reuters) - Around 600 interpreters who serve alongside British soldiers in Afghanistan are to be offered visas to live in the UK, in a softening of the government's previous policy of encouraging them to stay in the country after British troops withdraw. But limits attached to the offer have drawn fire from human rights act......
State-backed banks gain approval for capital plans
By Matt Scuffham and Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - State-backed British lenders Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed plans to shore up their capital with the financial regulator, removing a barrier to the government offloading its shares. The regulator said on Wednesday it had finalised capital requirements for the two bank......
EU steps up fight against tax evasion by end 2013
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The European Union's leaders have agreed to push through a major policy to tackle tax evasion by the end of the year.
Russian drunk driver who killed orphans sentenced MOSCOW (AP) ? A Russian drunken driver who sparked a nationwide debate after killing seven, including five orphan children, in a road accident last year has been sentenced to prison.
Iran expands nuke technology VIENNA (AP) ? The U.N.'s atomic agency says Iran is moving ahead to update a program the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons.