National Portrait Gallery Rejects Donation From Purdue Pharma’s Sackler Family

A British art gallery has decided it won’t take 1 million pound ($1.3 million) pledge from a charitable organization run by Purdue Pharma’s Sackler family. In a statement on Wednesday, the National Portrait Gallery said that “recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait […]

Scotland Yard Probes Irish Link to Explosive Devices at Three U.K. Transport Hubs

Police are exploring a possible Irish link to three packages containing improvised explosive devices that were mailed to two London airports and a major train station. Ireland’s Gardai is assisting U.K. authorities in the probe, a spokeswoman in Dublin said. Irish stamps were used on all three envelopes and two had return addresses in Ireland, […]

Uber, Private Ride Drivers to Sue Mayor of London for Discrimination

Private hired drivers in London, many of whom work for Uber, published a “pre-action” letter Friday threatening to sue mayor Sadiq Khan for racial discrimination unless he overturns a decision to charge the drivers a ?12.50 ($15.22) daily congestion charge for driving in the city. The central London congestion charge first launched in February 2003 […]