Eastleigh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31109/all en Ex-wife of disgraced British MP 'forced to take speeding points' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-disgraced-british-mp-forced-take-speeding-points <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The ex-wife of disgraced former British climate change minister Chris Huhne told her trial on Thursday that he had put pressure on her to admit a speeding offence on his behalf.</p> <p>Vicky Pryce said she refused point-blank when Huhne asked her to take the speeding points, but a few weeks later she received a letter nominating her as the driver and "exploded".</p> <p>Greek-born Pryce, a 60-year-old senior economist, said when she refused to sign the letter and admit the offence her husband told her she was being "ridiculous".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-disgraced-british-mp-forced-take-speeding-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Eastleigh Vicky Pryce AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749178 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-wife of shamed UK minister 'forced' to admit speeding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-shamed-uk-minister-forced-admit-speeding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The ex-wife of disgraced former British climate change minister Chris Huhne told her trial on Thursday that he had put pressure on her to admit a speeding offence on his behalf.</p> <p>Vicky Pryce said she refused point-blank when Huhne asked her to take the speeding points, but a few weeks later she received a letter nominating her as the driver and "exploded".</p> <p>Greek-born Pryce, a 60-year-old senior economist, said when she refused to sign the letter and admit the offence her husband told her she was being "ridiculous".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-shamed-uk-minister-forced-admit-speeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Eastleigh Vicky Pryce AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749255 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallen British minister's ex-wife faces retrial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fallen-british-ministers-ex-wife-faces-retrial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The jury in the trial of disgraced British energy minister Chris Huhne's ex-wife was discharged Wednesday after failing to reach a verdict over the circumstances in which she took his speeding points.</p> <p>The jury of eight women and four men was discharged at Southwark Crown Court in London after telling trial judge Nigel Sweeney it was "highly unlikely" that even a majority verdict would be reached.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fallen-british-ministers-ex-wife-faces-retrial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Eastleigh New trial AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:00:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761247 at http://www.globalpost.com Blast hits mainly Somali district in Kenyan capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NAIROBI, March 5 (Reuters) - An explosion struck a predominantly Somali neighbourhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>"There is an explosion that has taken place in Eastleigh, we are still trying to confirm what caused the explosion and whether there are casualties," Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Eastleigh Nairobi War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774147 at http://www.globalpost.com US condemns 'heinous' Shebab attack in Kenya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/us-condemns-heinous-shebab-attack-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants on a coastal town in Kenya that left at least 49 people dead.</p> <p>"There can be no place for appalling acts of violence such as this in any society," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.</p> <p>The assault on Mpeketoni, near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of Lamu, was the worst attack on Kenyan soil since last September's siege of the Westgate shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/us-condemns-heinous-shebab-attack-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastleigh Jennifer Psaki Nairobi Politics War AFP Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:29:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6178313 at http://www.globalpost.com