Tag: London

Giant “Trump Baby” balloon to Greet Trump in London [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump is going to the United Kingdom next week — a trip he’s been canceling and rescheduling for months due to worries over massive protests.  Massive demonstrations are still expected when the US president gets into town on July 13. One will include a huge balloon of Trump’s likeness floating across the London…

22 Hurt In Bucket Bomb Terror Attack On London Tube

Police in London are conducting a major manhunt for a suspect who planted a bucket bomb on the packed District Line Tube during rush-hour Friday morning. No arrests have been made. At least 22 people were taken to local hospitals with wounds. Mayor Sadiq Khan, again summoned to address terror in his city, condemned the…

1 Dead, 10 Injured Muslims After Van Rams Into Crowd Near London Mosque

A vehicle hit several people in north London’s Finsbury Park area early Monday, killing one and sending at least 10 to the hospital, Metropolitan Police said. The incident took place shortly after midnight near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where several worshippers were in the street after late prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. Police…

6+ Dead as Massive Fire Rips Through 24 Story London Grenfell Tower

British officials said at least six people were killed when a massive inferno tore through a 27-story residential building in West London early Wednesday morning. A police spokesman said that number was expected to rise. The blaze erupted just before 1 a.m. local time, with residents thought to be trapped inside as at least 200…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Wants Trump’s State Visit Canceled

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is asking the British government to call off a planned state visit by President Trump, after Trump berated him on Twitter in the hours after Saturday night’s attack on London Bridge, and then again on Monday. “I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the…

British Police Name Third London Attacker: Youssef Zaghba

British police have identified the third London Bridge attacker—a 22-year-old named Youssef Zaghba, who was not known to authorities. Zaghba, one of three men killed by police following the attack, was Italian and of Moroccan descent. He lived in East London. Officials say Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt, and Rachid Redouane killed seven people and wounded…

ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Attack

The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the Saturday night attacks in London that left seven people dead and 48 wounded. The official ISIS news agency posted a message Sunday claiming that a “detachment of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday,” the SITE Intelligence Group reports, including running into pedestrians on London…

British PM Calls General Election in Face of Brexit Fight

British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned political observers Tuesday when she called a snap general election to take place June 8th. In a dramatic statement outside Downing Street, May said she was calling the election to stop the “political game playing” of politicians seeking to oppose or water down the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from…

Britain Formally Triggers Brexit

A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May has been delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk, formally triggering Britain’s exit from the European Union. The letter was handed over by Tim Barrow, Britain’s permanent representative to the EU. By invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Britain now has two years to negotiate an…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

UK Parliament Locked Down After Terror Attack On Westminster Bridge

WATCH THIS EVENT LIVE CLICK HERE – A knife-wielding attacker was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge. More than 10 people are said to have been hit by a car on Westminster Bridge after a vehicle described as a ‘4×4’ reportedly drove into…

Former IRA Chief Martin McGuinness Dies at 66

Former Irish Republican Army chief of staff Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66, after a short battle with a rare genetic disease, his family said. McGuinness became a key figure in establishing peace in Northern Ireland after years of involvement with the paramilitary organization. He stepped down as deputy first minister just…

‘Ex-Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson’ Dies In Police Tasering

A man who died after he was shot by police with a Taser gun has been named locally as ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson. Officers were called to a home in Meadow Close, Telford, Shrophire in the early hours of this morning amid concerns “for the safety of an individual”. West Mercia Police said the…

Woman Killed in London Knife Attack Was an American

The woman killed in Wednesday evening’s London knife attack has been identified as an American citizen in her sixties, Metropolitan police confirmed. The “spontaneous” attack near Russell Square injured five others and was believed to have been carried out by a Norwegian national of Somali origin. Police officials said during a press conference Thursday morning…

London Voters Elect Sadiq Khan First Muslim Mayor [VIDEO]

The Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan won London’s mayoral race early Saturday and made history as the first Muslim elected to lead a major Western capital city. “I want to be the British Muslim that defeats the extremists, defeats the radicals. I’ve got a plan of how we can keep London safe.”

Obama Visits London Meets Queen, PM Cameron

President Barack Obama has opened a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St. Obama arrived via motorcade after flying back to London via helicopter from Windsor Castle, where he had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II. Cameron greeted the president and the two leaders exchanged small talk about sports and keeping their…

J.K. Rowling: Donald Trump Worst Than Voldemort [VIDEO]

J.K. Rowling has insisted Donald Trump is much worse than Harry Potter villain Voldemort. The author of the wizard saga has weighed in after Twitter compared the pair following the US presidential candidate’s statement saying all Muslims should be banned from entering the States . How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH —…

London Knife Attack Suspect in Court [VIDEO]

The man charged with attempted murder for stabbing people in a London Tube station Sunday has appeared in court. Muhaydin Mire, 29, reportedly shouted “This is for Syria” as he carried out the attacks. One man suffered “serious” wounds, and another person was injured in the attack. As he was arrested, one Londoner shouted: “You…

LONDON 2005 7/7 BOMBINGS: 10 years after [VIDEO]

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to honor the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still…

Russia Plan Highway That Connects London To NYC [VIDEO]

Driving from London to New York City would be possible if Russia succeeds in building a superhighway spanning across the country with links to western Europe and Asia. During a March meeting, head of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin unveiled an ambitious plan called the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development, which entails constructing a superhighway and an…

Palestinian Woman Shot After Stabbing Israeli in West Bank [VIDEO]

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli civilian in the West Bank and was then shot by security forces, Israeli officials said Monday. Israeli Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said on Twitter that the civilian was “lightly wounded” in the attack near Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank. “The attacker was shot by…

Angelina Jolie urges end to war-zone rape at London summit

Angelina Jolie gave an impassioned plea Tuesday for an end to rape and sexual violence as a tactic in war, warning that unless something is done “this evil will continue to ruin the lives of millions of people.” "The use of rape as a weapon is one of the greatest injustices of our time"- Angelina…

Kate Middleton & Prince Harry’s Phones Hacked, Court Hears

Rupert Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ intercepted Kate Middleton and Prince Harry’s voicemails, prosecutors alleged in a London court on Thursday. Kate Middleton and Prince Harry had their phones hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s biggest selling newspaper, a court in London heard on Thursday. It is the first time the Murdoch media empire has been accused…

Three women rescued from ‘slavery’ after 30 years in London home

Three “deeply traumatized” women were rescued from a London house where they were believed to have been held captive for more than 30 years in a “barbaric” ordeal, authorities said Thursday. One of the alleged victims, a 30-year-old British woman, is believed to have been living in the house all her life with no contact…

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Announces Divorce Via Newspaper

Because he says his wife is no longer speaking to him, multimillionaire Charles Saatchi informed celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in a statement to the Daily Mail that he has begun divorce proceedings. Tension between the pair hit the tabloids after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around her neck in mid-June. Lawson and her children…

Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP

Clive Burr, Former Iron Maiden Drummer, Dies At 56

Clive Burr, former drummer with heavy metal icons Iron Maiden, has died. He was 56 and had multiple sclerosis. The band says on its official website that Burr died peacefully in his sleep at his London home on Tuesday. Band founder and bass player Steve Harris said Burr “was a wonderful person and an amazing…