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Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot

BELFAST (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.

Rioting hit the Irish ...

yesterday 16:26 open_in_new
Slain Northern Irish journalist, 29, was 'inspiring thinker'

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A year after moving to Londonderry, celebrated young Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee wrote about how she looked forward to “better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets once and for all”.

On Thursday night - just three months later - the ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

LONDON (Reuters) - Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate-change ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

LONDON (Reuters) - Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate-change ...

yesterday 09:05 open_in_new
Off-duty journalist shot dead during Northern Ireland riot

BELFAST (Reuters) - An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, in what police on Friday said was likely the work of militant nationalists opposed to the British region’s 1998 peace deal.

Rioting ...

yesterday 09:05 open_in_new
Woman killed after shots fired in Londonderry riot

BELFAST (Reuters) - A woman was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Thursday that saw police attacked by petrol bombs and other missiles.

After earlier appealing for calm when a number of shots were fired in the Irish nationalist ...

yesterday 02:47 open_in_new
Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport

LONDON (Reuters) - The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

Extinction Rebellion has ...

2019-04-18 19:20 open_in_new
Brexit inertia means London's finance workers face summer slump

LONDON (Reuters) - The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays.

But this year comparatively little has been happening.

City workers ...

2019-04-18 17:14 open_in_new
UK consumers keep calm and carry on shopping before Brexit deadline

LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country’s sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.

Retail sales volumes surged by the most in ...

2019-04-18 13:02 open_in_new
No Brexit more likely than a disorderly one, say economists

LONDON (Reuters) - The chances that Brexit will be cancelled are now greater than the chances Britain will leave the European Union without a deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who again pushed back their expectations for when the Bank of England will raise interest rates. ...

2019-04-18 03:35 open_in_new
UK should 'cool down', drop Brexit - Socialist candidate to head EU Commission

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Britain should use the next few months to “cool down and rethink” its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission, Frans Timmermans, said on Wednesday.

Last week EU leaders gave Britain an ...

2019-04-17 21:17 open_in_new
UK says to become first country to check porn viewers' age

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom will become the first country in the world to demand age verification for people viewing pornography online when new checks come into force in three months’ time, the government said on Wednesday.

From July 15, commercial providers of online ...

2019-04-17 19:11 open_in_new
Farage's Brexit Party to top EU elections in Britain - poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party will top next month’s election in Britain for the European parliament with 27 percent of the vote, far ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

The Brexit Party is ...

2019-04-17 16:02 open_in_new
Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm.

Climate group ...

2019-04-17 13:56 open_in_new
Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm.

Climate group ...

2019-04-17 12:53 open_in_new
London slump drags UK house price growth to more than six-year low

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose at the weakest rate in six-and-a-half years in February, dragged down by London’s biggest price slump in a decade as Brexit uncertainty sent chills through the property market.

Official data also showed Britain’s consumer price ...

2019-04-17 12:53 open_in_new
London braces for rail disruption by climate-change protesters

LONDON (Reuters) - London was bracing for disruption by climate-change activists to underground train services on Wednesday after protesters blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch.

The protests, led by British climate group ...

2019-04-17 10:47 open_in_new
Pictures and podcasts - royal fans old and new await Baby Sussex

LONDON (Reuters) - In Ryan Hatrick’s London kitchen, Prince William and his wife Kate smile from lined up royal-themed mugs, a magnet of Queen Elizabeth sticks to the oven, and a tea towel marking Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle hangs nearby.

Books about the British ...

2019-04-17 05:32 open_in_new
London climate-change street protest arrests reach 290 on second day

LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

The protests, led by British climate group Extinction ...

2019-04-17 01:20 open_in_new
London climate-change street protest arrests reach 209 on second day

LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

The protests, led by British climate group Extinction ...

2019-04-16 20:05 open_in_new
Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches

(Reuters) - Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body said on Tuesday.

It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international ...

2019-04-16 19:02 open_in_new