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London tram was speeding

London tram was speeding

LONDON – A tram that crashed in south London a week ago, killing seven people, was traveling at more than three times the speed limit at the time, investigators said Wednesday. The tram’s data recorder showed it was moving at 43.5 miles per hour as it entered a curve in the track where the speed […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment

UNITED KINGDOM – Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment

LONDON – Seven people have died and dozens more have been injured after a tram overturned in London. People were trapped inside and more than 50 were taken to hospital after the derailment in Croydon just after 06:00 GMT. The tram driver, 42, from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. British Transport Police […]

Creepy clown craze sweeps the globe

Creepy clown craze sweeps the globe

LONDON – The sinister clown scare is spreading worldwide. The bizarre craze seemed to be confined to the US, where sightings of so-called creepy clowns emerged in the late summer. But it now looks like the fancy dress frenzy has spread across the seas. It may seem a funny prank to scare unsuspecting victims ahead […]

PM May: Britain’s EU divorce must be smooth

PM May: Britain’s EU divorce must be smooth

LONDON –– Britain and the European Union must work together to make their divorce smooth and forge a new “strong relationship”, Prime Minister Theresa May told European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday. At their first one-to-one meeting since May became prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, […]

BRITAIN – Knife attack

BRITAIN – Knife attack

LONDON — A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman from Florida and wounding five other people. Police said Thursday that it wasn’t terrorism — but in a city on edge after a summer of attacks elsewhere in Europe, both […]

UNITED KINGDOM – October court date for Brexit challenge

UNITED KINGDOM – October court date for Brexit challenge

LONDON –– A legal challenge over the UK leaving the EU will be heard by the High Court in October, two judges have decided. A number of actions have been launched attempting to prevent the government from formally triggering Brexit without Parliament’s authorisation. During the opening hearing, government lawyers told the High Court Prime Minister Theresa […]

UNITED KINGDOM – May names govt

UNITED KINGDOM – May names govt

LONDON –– Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading its complex divorce from the European Union, and quickly named leading “Brexit” supporters to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she would champion social justice and […]

BRITAIN – New PM named

BRITAIN – New PM named

LONDON –– Interior Minister Theresa May will become Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday, with the task of steering its withdrawal from the European Union, after rival Andrea Leadsom abruptly terminated her disastrous leadership campaign. May, 59, will succeed David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the EU. […]

BRITAIN – Blair slammed for Iraq War failures

BRITAIN – Blair slammed for Iraq War failures

LONDON –– Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s justification, planning and handling of the Iraq War involved a catalog of failures, a seven-year inquiry concluded on Wednesday in a scathing verdict on Britain’s role in the conflict. Eight months before the 2003 invasion, Blair told US President George W. Bush “I will be with you, […]

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