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Estelle Shirbon

Luxury flat owners lose case against nosy neighbors at London's Tate gallery

12 Feb 2020

LONDON Residents of a luxury London block who were trying to stop visitors to the neighboring Tate Modern art gallery from peering into their glass-walled apartments lost their case in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.

Inquiry into London's Grenfell fire seeks protection for key witnesses

06 Feb 2020

LONDON A public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in London which killed 72 people is seeking a guarantee that certain witnesses will not be prosecuted over their evidence, the inquiry said on Thursday.

Survivors of London's Grenfell fire denounce 'sabotage' of public inquiry

03 Feb 2020

LONDON Bereaved families and survivors of London's 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people, on Monday accused those responsible for wrapping the building in combustible materials of trying to sabotage a public inquiry into the disaster.

Witnesses seek protection from charges over London's deadly Grenfell fire

29 Jan 2020

LONDON Several witnesses have asked for guarantees that they will not be prosecuted for anything they say at a public inquiry into a fire that killed 72 people in London's Grenfell Tower nearly three years ago, the inquiry's chairman said on Wednesday.

Inquiry into London's deadly Grenfell fire begins asking who was to blame

28 Jan 2020

(Corrects 10th paragraph of this Jan. 27 story to make clear British, not U.S., subsidiary of Saint-Gobain supplied insulation material.)

Queen Elizabeth calls Prince Harry for crisis meeting

13 Jan 2020

LONDON Queen Elizabeth has summoned her grandson Prince Harry for a crisis meeting to discuss future arrangements for him and his wife Meghan following the couple's shock announcement that they want to step back from royal duties. | Video

Defying PM Johnson, Scottish leader steps up battle for independence referendum

19 Dec 2019

LONDON Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will consider "all reasonable options" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to stop her from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, she said on Thursday.

Supreme Court's 'swashbuckling' chief Hale aims parting shots at sexists, politics

18 Dec 2019

LONDON Trailblazing feminist judge Brenda Hale used her valedictory speech as president of the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday to call for the judiciary to remain free from U.S.-style political influence and to poke fun at enduring sexism in the legal world.

UK court to decide if negligent hospital must pay for surrogate pregnancies in U.S.

16 Dec 2019

LONDON The case of a woman who wants the London hospital responsible for her infertility to pay for four surrogate pregnancies in the United States reached Britain's Supreme Court on Monday.

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