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Nigerian politician Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction

Oct 17 2018

LONDON A Nigerian politician who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds through British banks and properties lost an appeal against his conviction in London on Wednesday.

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

Jun 17 2018

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises.

UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalised

Jun 16 2018

LONDON Britain's interior minister used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalised suffering from seizures.

Vigils, prayers mark one year since London's Grenfell fire

Jun 14 2018

LONDON Survivors of London's Grenfell Tower fire, and friends and relatives of the 71 people it killed, held vigils and prayed together as they marked the first anniversary of a disaster that still haunts Britain. | Video

British PM May: my response to deadly Grenfell fire was not good enough

Jun 11 2018

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that her initial response to the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 71 people in London a year ago, was not good enough because it had given the wrong impression that she didn't care.

UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in Northern Ireland

Jun 07 2018

LONDON/BELFAST Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed. | Video

London's Grenfell Tower was a death trap wrapped in 'petrol', inquiry hears

Jun 05 2018

LONDON London's Grenfell Tower, where a huge fire killed 71 people a year ago, had been fitted during a recent refurbishment with cladding containing a material as flammable as petrol, a public inquiry heard on Tuesday.

London's Grenfell Tower was a death trap wrapped in 'petrol', inquiry hears

Jun 05 2018

LONDON London's Grenfell Tower, where a huge fire killed 71 people a year ago, had been fitted during a recent refurbishment with cladding containing a material as flammable as petrol, a public inquiry heard on Tuesday.

London firefighters faced intolerable choices during Grenfell fire, inquiry told

Jun 05 2018

LONDON London firefighters battling to control the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze faced intolerable dilemmas as to whether to direct residents to stay put or try and escape through toxic smoke, a public inquiry has been told.

'Stay put' policy failed in London's deadly Grenfell fire, inquiry hears

Jun 04 2018

LONDON Residents of London's Grenfell Tower housing block should have been told to get out quickly rather than stay in their flats as flames engulfed the building and killed 71 people a year ago, a public inquiry heard on Monday.

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