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LONDON  | 2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport case

LONDON  — British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones’” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers. Sussex police did not release the age or gender of the two suspects arrested late Friday night and did … Continue reading LONDON  | 2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport case

LONDON | The Latest: Police say 2 arrested Gatwick Airport drone case

LONDON — The Latest on disruption at London’s Gatwick Airport caused by drones (all times local): 2:35 a.m. UK police say two people have been arrested for suspected “criminal use of drones” in the Gatwick Airport case. Sussex police said early Saturday morning the two arrests were made at around 10 p.m. Friday night. Police … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Police say 2 arrested Gatwick Airport drone case

LONDON | Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?

LONDON — Tuesday was supposed to be the day that Britain’s battle over Brexit was resolved. Parliament was supposed to approve a plan painstakingly worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union for Britain’s orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc. But the road out of the EU has been anything but smooth … Continue reading LONDON | Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?

PARIS | The Latest: Germany’s president attends British WWI event

PARIS— The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A senior representative of the German government has for the first time taken part in Britain’s Armistice Day observances. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid a wreath at the foot of the Cenotaph monument in central London, … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Germany’s president attends British WWI event

LONDON | Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

LONDON— The investigative group Bellingcat is reporting that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence. Bellingcat said on its website Monday that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a trained doctor working for the … Continue reading LONDON | Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

BRUSSELS | n UK minister: Russia cyberattacks actions of a ‘pariah state’

BRUSSELS— British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson on Thursday branded a series of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia as the reckless actions of a “pariah state,” saying that the U.K. and its NATO allies would uncover such activities in the future. “Where Russia acts in an indiscriminate and reckless way, where they have done in terms … Continue reading BRUSSELS | n UK minister: Russia cyberattacks actions of a ‘pariah state’

MOSCOW | Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

MOSCOW — 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 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act

SALISBURY, England /March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The health implications of the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter broadened Sunday after British officials said limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury. Public health officials said the risk of others being sickened … Continue reading Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act