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LONDON | AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist’s possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world’s most iconic wheelchairs and a script from “The Simpsons.” The online sale announced Monday … Continue reading LONDON | AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON | Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

LONDON— Ryanair has faced criticism after a video posted online apparently showed the airline’s crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler. The video, uploaded to social media by Briton David Lawrence, showed a man hurling racist insults at an elderly black woman sitting in … Continue reading LONDON | Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

LONDON | Former general says UK-US military cooperation under threat

LONDON — The former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan warned Friday that the United States’ military cooperation with the U.K. could be threatened by the growing use of human rights laws to target British soldiers. Writing in the Times of London, retired Gen. David Petraeus says the European Court of Human Rights … Continue reading LONDON | Former general says UK-US military cooperation under threat

LONDON  | Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison

LONDON  — Anjem Choudary, a radical preacher convicted of inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released from a British prison. The 51-year-old left the high security Belmarsh prison in southeast London on Friday and will be subject to a strict supervision regime. Prime Minister Theresa May says authorities are equipped to supervise … Continue reading LONDON  | Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison

LONDON | London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

LONDON — London’s black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light. London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets of London … Continue reading LONDON | London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

LONDON | Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

LONDON— Britain’s House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been “tolerated and concealed,” an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence” has helped inappropriate behavior thrive within the … Continue reading LONDON | Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament