LONDON - British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. | Video
LONDON - Security services faced questions on Friday over whether they could have done more to prevent the murder of a soldier hacked to death in a busy London street after it emerged that his suspected killers were known to intelligence officers. | Video
LONDON - A tweet by a British parliamentarian's wife that pointed her 56,000 followers to online traffic wrongly naming a retired politician as a paedophile was defamatory, even though it did not spell out the false allegation.
CARDIFF - Britain may be as much as three quarters of the way through the process of working off the high debt levels which have weighed on the economy since the financial crisis, a top Bank of England policymaker said on Friday.
LONDON - A British Airways plane with 80 people on board made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow airport on Friday after the right engine burst into flames shortly after take-off and the casing ripped away from the left.
LONDON - The Co-operative Bank has stopped offering loans to new business customers, part of measures designed to quell growing concerns over its capital position.
LONDON - A rising tide of seaweed halted a nuclear power station near Edinburgh late on Thursday, threatening to clog up its cooling system.
- The chief executive of Royal Mail, Moya Greene, who is responsible for leading a turnaround of the business, is set to receive an annual bonus worth nearly 500,000 pounds, as the company readies itself for a stock market listing this year, Sky News reported.
LONDON - In the lurid scene of the red-handed knifeman describing his motives for hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight, perhaps the most chilling aspect for many Londoners was the man's unmistakably familiar accent.
LONDON - Britain's better-than-expected economic growth in the first quarter turns out to have been boosted by a rise in inventories, while consumer spending was weak and investment fell, raising questions whether the nascent recovery will last.