The maker of a fake bomb detector that investigators say put lives at risk was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison by a London court.
James McCormick, 57, marketed his ADE 651 units to government agencies and private companies around the world, including in Iraq, with sales exceeding $50 million by his own admission.
However, independent tests showed the device has no better than a random chance of finding a golf ball, much less a bomb.
British police say the device – the ADE standing for "Advanced Detection Equipment" – is really a novelty golf-ball finder with the label removed.FULL STORY
Amid pomp and ceremony, Britain will say its final farewell Wednesday to Margaret Thatcher - its first female prime minister and a politician who even in death divides public opinion.
More than 2,000 mourners, Queen Elizabeth II and serving UK Prime Minister David Cameron among them, will join Thatcher's family at St. Paul's Cathedral in London to pay their respects.FULL STORY
The security plan in place for the London Marathon this weekend will be reviewed following the deadly bomb blasts in Boston, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.
"We will be reviewing our security arrangements in partnership with London Marathon," said event commander Chief Supt. Julia Pendry.
Police and race organizers said they are working closely together on security arrangements for Sunday's race, which attracts tens of thousands of competitors and spectators each year.
The organizers of the London Marathon said they expected the event "will go ahead as originally scheduled."FULL STORY
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9:30 am ET - UK Parliament remembers Thatcher - Members of Britain's House of Commons convene for a special session to discuss the passing of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics, and the first woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87, her spokeswoman said Monday.
Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness.
Thatcher retired from public life after a stroke in 2002 and suffered several strokes after that.FULL STORY
Expatriate Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky's death is "consistent with hanging" with no sign of a violent struggle, British police announced late Monday.
Berezovsky, a vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin who moved to England after repeated clashes with the Russian president, was found dead Saturday in his London apartment.FULL STORY
For the first time since the Taliban shot her five months ago, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai has done what made her a target of the would-be assassins: She's gone to school.
The 15-year-old on Tuesday attended Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England, the city in which doctors treated her after she received initial care in Pakistan, a public relations agency working with her announced.FULL STORY
Prince Charles is learning Arabic but said he's having a difficult time of it.
At a networking event Thursday in Qatar for alumni of UK universities, he complimented guests on their impeccable English.
Qatar's energy minister inquired if Charles spoke any Arabic.FULL STORY
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited a U.N. refugee camp in Jordan on Wednesday, near the border with Syria.
The camp, run by the United Nations, UNICEF and Save the Children, is home to about 1,000 people who have fled the conflict that has raged for about two years.
About 20 children staying at the camp sang songs to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.FULL STORY
Today isn't the easiest day for travel in northern Europe.
Swaths of the region are in the grip of snow, ice and high winds Tuesday, causing serious disruption to road, rail and air travelers.
High-speed train operator Eurostar, which runs services linking Paris, Brussels and London, among other destinations, warned of serious disruption and urged passengers to stay at home.FULL STORY
British police made mistakes over decades in their investigation of sex abuse allegations against late BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile, a report released Tuesday said.
The report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said not only did police around the country fail to "join the dots," but policies made it difficult for victims to come forward to report the crimes.
Savile, who hosted popular children's TV programs including "Jim'll Fix It" and "Top of the Pops," was a household name in Britain for decades. He was also well known for his charitable work, having raised millions of pounds, and was awarded a knighthood. He died in October 2011 at age 84.FULL STORY
British newspapers are abuzz with speculation that Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine is expecting a girl after a member of the public reported hearing what seemed to be a hint that a daughter is on the way.
The Duchess of Cambridge was talking to members of the public on a visit to the coastal town of Grimsby, in northeast England, on Tuesday when the apparent slip of the tongue was made.
Sandra Cook, 67, said, "The lady next to me gave her a teddy bear and I distinctly heard her say: 'Thank you, I will take that for my d...' Then she stopped herself."FULL STORY
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was discharged Monday from a London hospital, where she was treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.
The 86-year-old monarch had been taken to King Edward VII's Hospital on Sunday morning "as a precautionary measure," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said, speaking with customary anonymity.FULL STORY
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a planned trip to Wales because she is experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Friday.
The queen, who had been scheduled to visit Wales on Saturday, will now spend the weekend at Windsor as usual, the spokeswoman added.
The spokeswoman said the queen's health will be assessed in the coming days.FULL STORY
Three British men on holiday in the United Arab Emirates were beaten and subjected to electric shocks by police following their arrest on drug charges last July, a prisoners' rights group claims.
British citizens Grant Cameron, Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh, all ages 25, have been in detention in Dubai for more than seven months.
They were arrested on charges of possession of the synthetic cannabis, "spice," according to Reprieve, a UK-based organization that provides legal support to prisoners.
Dubai police denied any torture took place.FULL STORY
Ireland plans to send up to eight troops with UK service members to train forces in Mali – the first time the republic will have made a joint deployment with the UK since Ireland broke away last century, Ireland's defense ministry said.
“I believe that the provision of a joint UK/Ireland contingent is another step in the normalization of relations between” the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Ireland Defense Minister Alan Shatter said Wednesday.
The editor of an Italian magazine that published vacation photos of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, defended the publication against widespread criticism.
"Chi" editor-in-chief Alfonso Signorini said the photos were not scandalous and "portray a couple in love in a happy moment while they are walking on the beach."
The photos of the duke and the pregnant, bikini-clad duchess were taken on a public beach and bought from an international agency, he said.