- Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 pm
LONDON - It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.
- The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):
- Union calls series of strikes on London Underground Updated: Feb-05-16 11:19 am
LONDON - London Underground maintenance workers are planning a series of strikes in a dispute over safety.
- Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 am
LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been fighting to avoid extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of rape. He has spent more than three years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden and possibly forced to go to the United States to face charges there. A United Nations panel said Friday that he has been unlawfully detained by Swedish and British authorities. Here are key events in the Assange saga:
- Elizabeth McGovern, Andrew Garfield set for National Theatre Updated: Feb-03-16 12:22 pm
LONDON - Elizabeth McGovern of "Downton Abbey" and former "Spider-Man" Andrew Garfield are among the stars of upcoming productions from Britain's National Theatre.
- EasyJet owner launches ultra-low budget grocery in UK Updated: Feb-03-16 8:30 am
LONDON - The founder of budget airline EasyJet has stepped into Britain's grocery aisle.
- Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am
AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.
- Arsenal drops 5 points behind in title race after draw Updated: Feb-02-16 5:41 pm
LONDON - Arsenal dropped five points behind leader Leicester in the English Premier League with a goalless draw against Southampton on Tuesday.
- Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 am
ZARQA, Jordan - Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
- Interview: Infantino consults Platini during FIFA campaign Updated: Feb-01-16 6:58 pm
LONDON - Although banished from power in world football, Michel Platini remains a guiding voice for Gianni Infantino as the FIFA presidential campaign enters the final stretch.
- Britain approves controversial gene-editing experiments Updated: Feb-01-16 3:42 pm
LONDON - In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct gene-editing experiments on human embryos.
- Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran Updated: Jan-28-16 2:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday.
- 6 brokers cleared of market rate-rigging in UK Updated: Jan-28-16 1:17 pm
LONDON - A British court on Thursday cleared six brokers of trying to fix the benchmark interest rate known as Libor, the London interbank offered rate.
- UK police seek identity of mystery man found dead on moor Updated: Jan-28-16 9:59 am
LONDON - One day last month, an elderly man took a train from London to northwestern England, trekked up an isolated hillside, and died.
- Ramires leaves Chelsea for China; Pato arrives in London Updated: Jan-27-16 1:56 pm
LONDON - Brazil midfielder Ramires left Chelsea on Wednesday as compatriot Alexandre Pato arrived in London to join with the Premier League champions.
- Ben Whishaw is a long way from James Bond in 'London Spy' Updated: Jan-27-16 11:50 am
LONDON - Ben Whishaw is trapped in a web of intrigue within a world of secrets. But he's a long way from James Bond in "London Spy," a TV thriller that explores the murky, morally ambivalent side of British espionage and power.
- Germany proposes short-term jobs for half a million Syrians Updated: Jan-26-16 2:53 pm
BAQAA REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Germany proposes creating up to 500,000 short-term jobs to help Syrian refugees survive in overburdened Middle Eastern host countries, the minister for economic cooperation said during a visit to Jordan on Tuesday.
- UK official: IAAF ethics body looking at '17, '19 worlds Updated: Jan-26-16 2:40 pm
LONDON - Qatar's bids for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships have been referred to the IAAF ethics commission for bribery allegations to be investigated, the head of UK Athletics said on Tuesday.
- Cheap loans proposed to ease aid gap in Syria refugee crisis Updated: Jan-25-16 2:29 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Faced with a chronic shortfall in Syria aid, the World Bank and other donors are promoting new ideas, including interest-free development loans for the hard-hit Middle Eastern countries that are hosting most refugees.
- Street artist Banksy takes swipe at France on migrant crisis Updated: Jan-25-16 7:56 am
LONDON - The street artist Banksy has taken a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais, placing a drawing of the child featured on posters for the musical "Les Miserables" surrounded by tear gas.
- Chelsea damages Arsenal's title push by winning derby 1-0 Updated: Jan-24-16 3:05 pm
LONDON - Long resigned to surrendering the trophy, Chelsea made its impact on the top of the table Sunday by inflicting 10-man Arsenal's first home loss since the opening day of the Premier League season.
- Analysis: Russia's tone familiar after spy poisoning report Updated: Jan-22-16 3:00 pm
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his subordinates went before reporters and portrayed it as a groundless accusation concocted by a relentlessly hostile West.
- UK judge: Putin 'probably approved' killing of ex-KGB agent Updated: Jan-21-16 3:44 pm
LONDON - Almost a decade after former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital bed, a British judge has concluded who poisoned him: two Russian men, acting at the behest of Russia's security services, probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin.
- The Latest: US looking closely at UK report on Litvinenko Updated: Jan-21-16 2:02 pm
LONDON - The latest developments in the lengthy British public inquiry into the 2006 poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
- Swedish prosecutors say no deal yet on Assange interrogation Updated: Jan-21-16 9:12 am
STOCKHOLM - Swedish prosecutors have cast doubt on Ecuador's assertion that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be questioned imminently at its embassy in London.