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Hong Kong Stock Exchange drops bid for London rival

Oct 08, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited says it is 'disappointed' to pull its bid for the London Stock Exchange Group

STOCKS BOOSTED. (L-R) The flags of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China, and Hong Kong are seen flapping in the wind on May 6, 2019. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The alliance is a new collaboration with crime fighters to train software to more quickly spot and filter violent imagery fed to the platform by 'dangerous' groups

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP


Hong Kong Stock Exchange unveils shock $40-billion bid for London rival

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited says its proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange Group 'represents a highly compelling strategic opportunity'

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Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Although Salih Khater did not kill anyone, and ended up crashing the car into security barriers, the August 2018 attack sent several people to hospital for treatment

PARLIAMENT CAR ATTACK. Police forensics officers work around a silver Ford Fiesta car that was driven into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The 22-year-old, who was unarmed, is arrested at around 2:00am (0100 GMT) on Wednesday and the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the police says

BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Britain's Red Arrows, the flying display team of the Royal Air Force (RAF) fly over Buckingham Palace as members of the Royal Family stand on the balcony to watch, in London on June 8, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

WATCH: Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:23 PM

This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom

'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing

A woman places signs on a fence next to the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 4, 2019. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

China, Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 'seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries' affairs'

Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

UK shares list in China, a first for foreign firms

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The launch of the London-Shanghai Stock Connect marks 'the first time that any foreign company will be able to list in mainland China'

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (C) and Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua (C-R) applaud after the opening of the markets at the London Stock Exchange in London on June 17, 2019. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP)

London police arrest 5 teens over attack vs lesbian couple

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The teenagers are suspected of ganging up on a lesbian couple for refusing to kiss each other for entertainment

BEATEN. Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris after being attacked by a gang of males aboard the London night bus. Photo from Geymonat's Facebook page

Talks to end Brexit deadlock collapse

May 17, 2019 - 8:53 PM

MPs are due to vote for a fourth time in early June on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU

BREXIT. A combination of pictures shows Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. File photos by Dan Kitwood and Lindsey Parnaby

Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual

May 16, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The guide is put together by British aid agency Save the Children and experts at Imperial College London at the request of Syrian medics working in the bloody 8-year civil war

Britain's May pins hopes on final June Brexit vote

May 15, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) Theresa May says MPs will vote on legislation to implement the Brexit deal in the week starting June 3, with the aim of getting Britain out of the European Union by the end of July

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Scottish leader calls for second independence vote by 2021

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:02 PM

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's government aims to 'give people a choice on independence' from the United Kingdom before the end of the current term of parliament expires in May 2021

Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The protests are organized by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements

EXTINCTION REBELLION. Protesters stand behind their banner blocking a road near Parliament Square in central London on the second day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group on April 16, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) A legal source familiar with the case tells Agence France-Presse that Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh prison in southeast London

ASSANGE. A view of Wandsworth prison in southwest London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is believed to be held according to media reports on April 12, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's Ecuadoran stay

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Julian Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London's plush Knightsbridge district since 2012

ASSANGE IN ECUADOR. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Seagrass meadows support food security in Guimaras – research

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities

'LUNGS OF THE SEA.' Seagrass beds are one of the overlooked marine ecosystems, now globally threatened due to human impact. All photos by ZSL/Seagrass Project Philippines

Origin and species: fighting illegal logging with science

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Wood Anatomy Laboratory in Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens may not seem like the obvious epicenter of efforts to halt international illegal logging

A view of the Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, during the final months of a five-year restoration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London, on February 13, 2018. A gleaming monument to the ambition and creativity of its age, the world's largest Victorian glasshouse will once again welcome visitors to see some of the world's rarest plants following a lengthy facelift. Justin TALLIS / AFP

Second HIV remission patient rekindles cure hope

Mar 05, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the 'London patient' shows no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months, researchers report

UK's May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:02 PM

Parliament will hold a symbolic vote endorsing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy but Conservative Party hardliners could abstain, threatening defeat for her

BREXIT. In this file photo, demonstrators wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on December 5, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:47 AM

The British government insists it is working towards leaving the EU on time, with a deal in place

BREXIT. In this file photo, Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London on September 9, 2017. File photo by Niclas Hallen/AFP

Campaign for second Brexit vote goes down to the wire

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Lacking the support of main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the campaign has flagged in recent weeks

JEREMY CORBYN. A video grab by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn taking part in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on January 30, 2019. Photo by PRU/AFP

Tomb of Karl Marx vandalized in London

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:57 PM

A marble plaque with the names of Marx and his family – the monument's oldest and most fragile part – was repeatedly hit with a blunt metal instrument

Image of Karl Marx memorial at Highgate Cemetery by Tony Baggett/Shutterstock

Pikachu and provocation at London's Fashion Week for men

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With the big names of British fashion abandoning the men's version of Fashion Week the path was clear for young designers to make their mark

PLAYFUL. British designer Bobby Abley cemented his reputation for playfulness by mining Japanese cartoon phenomenon Pokémon for inspiration. Images from Bobby Abley's Instagram account

Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe

Dec 23, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Authorities say the two previously arrested are no longer suspects in the drone incidents

Two held over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Violators face up to 5 years in prison for endangering an aircraft

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Rafael Nadal confirms season finished due to injury

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:16 AM

The Spaniard describes his season as 'very good in terms of tennis when I was able to play and very bad in terms of injuries'

DOUBLE WHAMMY. After surrendering the No. 1 world ranking to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP


UK revoking visas of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder

Oct 24, 2018 - 8:20 PM

A man named by Turkish media as the leader of the operation against journalist Jamal Khashoggi used to work at the Saudi embassy in London

DISTURBED. File photos shows a video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit showing Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Videograb by PRU/AFP

Banksy shocks art world by shredding $1.4 million work at auction

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

'The unexpected incident became instant art world folklore and certainly marks the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself after coming under the hammer,' auctioneers say

SHREDDING. Banksy's art work that was just sold at an auction shredded itself. Screengrab from Banksy's Instagram page

Jollibee in London shows PH businesses can go global – envoy

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The Philippine embassy says Jollibee, the first Philippine fast food chain to expand to the United Kingdom, is 'blazing the trail for other Philippine businesses'

JOLLIBEE LONDON. Philippine Ambassador to the UK Antonio Manuel Lagdameo and Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III smile as Jollibee snaps a groufie at the first Jollibee store in London. Photo by Stacy Garcia

London to taste Jollibee's Chickenjoy starting October 20

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Jollibee will open its first London branch in the district of Earl's Court, a central hub of the Filipino community there

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Named Vorombe titan – Malagasy for 'big bird' – the creature would have stood at least 10 feet tall, and had an average weight of 650 kilograms, making it the largest bird genus yet uncovered

An artist's illustration of the giant elephant bird. Credit: (c) Jaime Chirinos

My migration story: Why I left London and came home

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'

LONDON CALLING. London, England has been an attractive destination for Filipinos who seek a job overseas. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Most nations to miss U.N. target on chronic diseases – study

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:47 AM

The defamation suit is filed in Los Angeles by Vernon Unsworth, who is seeking unspecified damages 'for the worldwide damage he has suffered to his reputation'

ELON MUSK. Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP.

Balloon of mayor Khan in bikini flies over London

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan's critics stage the stunt 'in retaliation' for the 'Baby Trump' blimp he let fly over Westminster in July

BALLOON PROTEST. A large balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini floats above a small crowd of demonstrators in Westminster, in central London on September 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Kid you not: Goats can read your face

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The findings suggest 'livestock species have very sophisticated minds to interpret their environment' and 'likely adapt their behavior' based on human facial expressions

Police probe 'terrorist' car attack outside UK parliament

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prime Minister Theresa May says the suspected attack is 'shocking' and an 'appalling incident' as she condemns the 'twisted aim of the extremists'

STANDING GUARD. Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to the Houses of Parliament following an incident where a car crashed into barriers in central London on August 14, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Fil-Am cyclist Rivera defends RideLondon crown

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Team Sunweb rider is one of the favorites to win the 2018 Classique

TITLE DEFENSE. Coryn Rivera will be up against the cream of the crop in world cycling. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Girl power: Filipina cyclists headline PH delegation in RideLondon

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Jermyn Prado and Jeremy Maraña reigned supreme in the PRUride PH 2018’s Philippine National Road Race Championships

GIRL POWER. Jermyn Prado (left) and Jeremy Maraña represent the Philippines in what is billed as the world's largest cycling festival. Photo by Carla Molina


Tens of thousands march through London in anti-Trump protests

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:45 PM

From banging pots and pans to a 'Baby Trump' balloon, Londoners protest US President Donald Trump's visit to London

DONALD TRUMP PROTEST. Protesters against the UK visit of US President Donald Trump hold up placards as they take part in a march and rally in London on July 13, 2018. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

British woman dies after exposure to Novichok nerve agent

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:18 AM

Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War

NERVE AGENT. Police officers stand guard near barriers across Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Salisbury, southern England, on July 8, 2018. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

'The Maid in London' review: Sorely misguided

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'The film sorely lacks anger or frustration'

MISGUIDED? Andi Eigenmann in 'The Maid in London.' Screenshot from the movie trailer

Tens of thousands march in London for second Brexit vote

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:01 PM

The anti-Brexit campaigners march on parliament to mark the 2nd anniversary of the referendum, demanding a 'people's vote' on whether to approve the final deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the EU

PROTESTS. Demonstrators gather prior to the start of the People's March demanding a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal, in central London on June 23, 2018, on the second anniversary of the 2016 referendum. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

May 30, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries' are accessible through a lift and 108 steps built inside a new tower – the biggest architectural change to the historic abbey since the 18th century

EFFIGY. An employee poses with a Funeral effigy of Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) created by wax modeller Catherine Andras in 1806 during the press launch of the The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey in London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

'Madhouse': Tourists soak up royal wedding fever

May 16, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Windsor is a major tourist draw all year around, and many of those visiting this week planned their trips months before the wedding was announced

MADHOUSE. A visitor takes a selfie with waxwork figures of Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiance Meghan Markle, during a photo opportunity arranged by Madame Tussauds, near Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 16, 2018, as preparations continue ahead of the forthcoming Royal wedding. Photo by  Adrian Dennis/ AFP

Poll finds Britons 'not interested' in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

May 15, 2018 - 11:17 PM

The YouGov survey, commissioned by anti-monarchy campaign group Republic, finds that 66 percent of British people were uninterested in the upcoming nuptials – with around a third 'not interested at all'

WEDDING MERCHS. In this file photo taken on May 08, 2018, memorabilia celebrating the the forthcoming wedding between Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle are pictured for sale in a gift shop in Windsor, west of London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP