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UK seeks to seize $39 million from lawyer who helped corrupt Nigerian politician

Sep 24 2020

LONDON British prosecutors launched an attempt on Thursday to confiscate 30.8 million pounds ($39.3 million) from a London lawyer who assisted a Nigerian politician in looting and laundering funds from the oil state he governed.

UK concert hall sheds name of slave trader whose statue was toppled

Sep 23 2020

LONDON A concert hall in the English city of Bristol that was named after 17th century slave trader Edward Colston has renamed itself the Bristol Beacon saying the long-debated change was aimed at making everyone feel welcome.

Revealed: the darkness behind the beauty of Britain's great houses

Sep 22 2020

LONDON Feted for their fine architecture and often used as lavish backdrops for period movies, Britain's great estates came under the spotlight on Tuesday for a darker reason: their links to colonialism or slavery.

Lloyd Webber urges UK to set date for theatres to open at full capacity

Sep 08 2020

LONDON British theatres urgently need to be given a date when they can reopen at full capacity if they are to survive the coronavirus pandemic, composer and theatre owner Andrew Lloyd Webber told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. | Video

'Don't kill your gran': Britain sounds COVID alarm

Sep 08 2020

LONDON British ministers and medics are urging the public to get serious again about the coronavirus after fears the outbreak was slipping out of control in some areas.

UPDATE 2-'Don't kill your gran' - Britain sounds COVID alarm

Sep 08 2020

LONDON, Sept 8 British ministers and medics are urging the public to get serious again about the coronavirus after fears the outbreak was slipping out of control in some areas.

UK judge rejects Assange bid to delay U.S. extradition case

Sep 07 2020

LONDON WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, failed on Monday in a bid to further delay hearings that resumed after a pause of months caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

Assange's legal fight to avoid U.S. espionage trial resumes in London

Sep 06 2020

LONDON, Sept 7 Julian Assange resumes his battle in a London court on Monday to avoid extradition to the United States to face criminal charges over the activities of his WikiLeaks website, after months of delay due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Harry and Meghan team up with Netflix in major Hollywood move

Sep 02 2020

LONDON/LOS ANGELES Britain's Prince Harry and his American-born wife Meghan have signed an exclusive multiyear production deal with Netflix Inc , a major step in their plan to make a living for themselves outside the royal family. | Video

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