The Queen sends her first tweet


LONDON - The Queen made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter.


EU to review figures after UK objects to extra payment - sources 12:15pm BST

BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting to review a disputed adjustment of EU budget contributions after Britain objected to demands for an extra 2.1 billion euro payment this year, EU diplomats said.


Rapid UK recovery starts to slow from previous red-hot pace 1:31pm BST

LONDON - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election.

British man charged with preparing terrorism acts 11:53am BST

LONDON - A British man was charged on Friday with preparing terrorism acts after being arrested in one of a series of raids in recent weeks, police said.


Britain slams EU budget demand, others see 'molehills' 12:36pm BST

BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.


MPs slam police over Cliff Richard house search 12:52am BST

LONDON - The search of Cliff Richard's house by police investigating allegations of child sex crimes, which was broadcast live on television, was "inept" and caused "irreparable damage" to the British singer's reputation, lawmakers said on Friday.


Islamist preacher rejects link to Ottawa shootings, warns of threat to Britain 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain's most high-profile Islamist preacher rejected suggestions on Thursday he had influenced the man believed to have shot dead a soldier in Ottawa, but warned there could be similar attacks in Britain from angry radicalized Muslims.

AMC Networks buys 49.9 percent stake in BBC America 2:16am BST

- AMC Networks Inc said on Thursday it agreed to pay $200 million (124.78 million pounds) for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of the cable television channel.

Policeman arrested after ammunition found at Buckingham Palace 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - A police officer was arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into the discovery of ammunition in personal lockers in a police building on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard said.


UK's rebounding economy sees slowing industrial orders, retail sales 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain's brisk economic recovery is showing more signs of cooling after shoppers bought less, exporters took a hit from Europe's slump and banks approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year.