Jul 4, 2012
Tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. Meanwhile, Britain's economy isn't looking so good.
Jul 3, 2012
The CEO of Barclays bank is out. Bob Diamond is leaving amid a scandal over banks colluding to fix the price of one of the most important interest rates in the world.
Jun 25, 2012
Author John Lanchester's new novel explores the lives of a group of people living in London on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. He discusses themes from the book: the London property bubble and capital's role in our lives.
May 8, 2012
British authorities are checking their level of preparedness for the Summer Olympics in London in July. Some Brits say they aren’t ready.
Apr 24, 2012
In London, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James are facing tough questions at a government hearing into news media ethics. When they appeared together before parliament last year, the Murdochs did not get an easy ride. One lawmaker accused them of running their media empire like the mafia.
Apr 13, 2012
In Britain's capital today, the mayor blocked an anti-gay group from putting ads on London buses.
Mar 23, 2012
The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.
Mar 14, 2012
In the U.K. today, where Starbucks has just started writing customers' names on their coffee cups for the first time.
Feb 8, 2012
Things less than brilliant over there.