• London Nov 30, 2019

    UK Police: Bridge Attacker Had Been Jailed for Terror Crimes

    A man imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, two fatally, before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge. Neil Basu, London’s police counterterrorism head, said 28-year-old Usman Khan was attending a program that works to educate prisoners when he...

  • DRIVER Nov 27, 2019

    Bodies of Victims Found in UK Truck Repatriated to Vietnam

    The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England last month were repatriated to their homeland on Wednesday and have been taken to their families. The bodies arrived on a flight that landed in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, the news website VNExpress reported. The website published photos of ambulances that transported...

  • Asher Klein Nov 19, 2019

    A Timeline of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange's Time in Self-Exile

    WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange had spent up to six years in self-imposed exile at the Ecuadorean embassy in London until he was forcibly carried out and arrested by British police. These were the events that led up to it.

  • China Nov 4, 2019

    Vietnam Arrests 8 More in Britain Trucks Deaths

    Police in Vietnam have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead inside a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. Police said the eight were arrested Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas as the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy continues. They did not give any...

  • DRIVER Oct 27, 2019

    UK Police Free 3 Suspects on Bail in Truck Deaths Case

    British police released three people on bail Sunday after questioning them in the deaths of 39 people found hidden in a shipping container in southeastern England. A 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman — both from the northern English town of Warrington— and a 46-year-old man from Northern Ireland were questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The...

  • DRIVER Oct 27, 2019

    ‘I'm Dying': Relatives Await Answers After 39 Dead In Smuggling Case

    One family received a final text from their daughter saying she couldn’t breathe and was dying. Another grieving family set up a makeshift altar for their missing daughter who paid $10,000 in hopes of pursuing a career as a nail technician in Britain. A desperate father is searching for his son, who frequently calls home but hasn’t since last week....

  • DRIVER Oct 24, 2019

    39 Truck Death Victims Believed to Be Chinese: Police

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed Thursday as they investigated one of the country’s deadliest cases of people smuggling. The Essex Police force said 31 men and eight women were found dead in the truck early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays, a town 25...

  • DRIVER Oct 23, 2019

    39 People Found Dead in Truck in England

    Essex police have a man in custody after 39 people were found dead in the back of a truck in Southeastern England on Wednesday.

  • Asher Klein Jun 12, 2019

    US Submits Extradition Request for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

    The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense Department computer password. That indictment, which includes Espionage...

  • JUDGE Jun 3, 2019

    Swedish Court Rules Not to Extradite Julian Assange in Rape Probe

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday, The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn’t mean the preliminary investigation must be abandoned, only that Assange doesn’t face extradition to Sweden any time soon....

  • police officer May 20, 2019

    Sweden Requests Detention Order for WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a European Arrest Warrant.” The development sets up a possible future tug-of-war...

  • police officer May 13, 2019

    Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”...

  • LAWYER Apr 14, 2019

    Lawyer Alleges Ecuador Spread Lies About WikiLeaks Founder

    A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador’s government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012. The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry in the bathroom, and not properly looking after his...

  • Chief Dec 29, 2018

    2 Drones Found Near Gatwick Airport Not Involved: UK Police

    British police said Saturday that two drones found near London’s Gatwick Airport were not involved in the disruption that shut down the busy airport just days before Christmas. Sussex Police Chief Giles York told BBC radio that police have searched 26 potential launch sites near the airport but do not believe they have found the drone that was seen near...

  • London Dec 24, 2018

    London Airport Open, But Location of Drone Culprit Up in Air

    London’s Gatwick Airport operated without problems Sunday, but the fugitive drone operators who brought incoming and outgoing flights to a standstill over multiple days remained at large — and a potential threat — after police cleared two local residents who were arrested as suspects. Sussex Police were hopeful they had halted the disruptive and costly drone incursions during one of...

  • King Oct 26, 2018

    Man Arrested Trying to Steal Magna Carta From UK Cathedral

    A man suspected of trying to steal a Magna Carta from its display case at Salisbury Cathedral has been arrested after he was wrestled to the ground by cathedral employees, British authorities said Friday. Wiltshire Police said cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon in the southwestern English city when a person armed with a hammer tried to smash the glass box...

  • United Kingdom Sep 17, 2018

    Roads Shut After 2 Fall Ill in UK City Where Ex-Spy Poisoned

    British police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. Wiltshire Police described the emergency steps taken in response to “a medical incident” in Salisbury as “highly precautionary.” “We can now confirm...

  • Prime Minister Sep 14, 2018

    Russian Suspects in Poisoning: We Were in UK as Tourists

    The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were turned back by slush and snow, then returned the next day and spent two hours exploring the “beautiful” city....
    British officials had a more sinister explanation: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov...

  • London Jul 19, 2018

    Inquest Opens into British Woman Poisoned by Nerve Agent

    A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance. Senior coroner David Ridley led a brief hearing on the death of Dawn...

  • OFFICER Jul 14, 2018

    Over 400 Items Found in UK Nerve Agent Poison Probe

    British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. Police are trying to figure out whether the substance in the bottle — confirmed by scientists as Novichok...

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