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London couple who killed French nanny get 30-year sentences

London couple who killed French nanny get 30-year sentencesLONDON (AP) — A London couple who murdered their French nanny after developing a delusional obsession with a former boy-band star were sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison.



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London introduces contactless payments for buskers

London introduces contactless payments for buskersLondon is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the “Busk in London” programme, street musicians in the British capital will be able to accept non-cash payments with contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.



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French couple guilty of murdering au-pair in London

French couple guilty of murdering au-pair in LondonA French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair and then burning her body on a bonfire in their London garden in September last year. Sabrina Kouider, 35, broke into tears after she and partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, were found guilty by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of murdering French live-in nanny Sophie Lionnet. “Only Kouider and Medouni know exactly how they killed Sophie but the prosecution was able to prove that she died as a result of purposeful and sustained violence, and not by accident,” said state prosecutor Aisling Hosein.



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London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her bodyLONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard.



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French couple found guilty of murdering au-pair in London

French couple found guilty of murdering au-pair in LondonA French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair, whose burnt body was found in their London garden in September last year. Sabrina Kouider, 35, broke into tears after she and partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, were found guilty by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of murdering French live-in nanny Sophie Lionnet and burning her body on a garden bonfire. “Only Kouider and Medouni know exactly how they killed Sophie but the prosecution was able to prove that she died as a result of purposeful and sustained violence, and not by accident,” said state prosecutor Aisling Hosein.



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Ecuador spied on Assange at London embassy: report

Ecuador spied on Assange at London embassy: reportEcuador spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy where he has been living since 2012, initially to support him but things changed after he hacked the mission’s computers, the Guardian reported Wednesday. The newspaper said Ecuador employed an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police at the embassy in London’s luxury Knightsbridge area. The snooping was initially intended to protect Assange from the risk of being taken away by British police but later became a full-blown spying operation.



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Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estate

Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estateAfter a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in England, officials are looking to get tough on Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin who are buying up posh London properties.



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UK investigators search London office of firm at centre of Facebook data storm

UK investigators search London office of firm at centre of Facebook data stormInvestigators from Britain’s data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the centre of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook data to target U.S. voters. About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the firm’s central London offices on Friday evening soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, were seen checking books and papers through the windows of the second-floor offices on London’s busy New Oxford Street, a Reuters witness said.



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UK investigators search London office of firm at centre of Facebook data storm

UK investigators search London office of firm at centre of Facebook data stormInvestigators from Britain’s data watchdog on Friday searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the centre of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook data to target U.S. voters. About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the firm’s central London offices soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, could be seen checking books and papers through the windows of the second-floor offices on London’s busy New Oxford Street, a Reuters witness said.



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Thousands in London and Paris protest for tighter U.S. gun controls

Thousands in London and Paris protest for tighter U.S. gun controlsProtesters in the English and French capital took part in the "March for our lives" demonstration in solidarity with victims of school shootings in the U.S. Rough cut (no reporter narration)



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