Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration


LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year.

Central London rail station evacuated after fire, nobody hurt 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault, the British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Growing UK concern about 'lone wolf' terrorist attacks - top policeman 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - Law enforcement authorities in Britain are increasingly worried about the risk of a "lone wolf"-style militant attack and have foiled four or five plots this year, London's top police officer said on Sunday.

Irish police given names of suspected IRA sex abusers - newspaper 23 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - A senior member of the Irish Republican Army has passed on to Irish police the names of six former members suspected of committing sex abuse, the Sunday Times newspaper said.


Insight: For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war 23 Nov 2014

BIRMINGHAM, England - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain.


Gambling companies step up efforts to sway addiction debate 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - On the websites of Britain's bookmakers gamblers can bet around the clock on anything from football in Azerbaijan to financial market fluctuations, while others in betting shops feed high-stake machines that can devour 300 pounds ($470) a minute.

Scotland's first pro-independence daily paper to launch next week 22 Nov 2014

LONDON - Scotland's first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since Scots spurned independence two months ago.


Gas explosion in London Hyatt hotel, five people hospitalised 22 Nov 2014

LONDON - Five people were hospitalised late on Friday with injuries from a gas explosion in the basement of a Hyatt Regency hotel in London, emergency services said. | Video


Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process.


UK-Spain dispute over Gibraltar threatens European skies reform 21 Nov 2014

BRUSSELS - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say.