Six men appeared in a London court Monday charged in connection with an alleged planned terrorist bombing campaign in the United Kingdom. The six were arrested last week in Birmingham as part of what authorities called a "major operation."
The alleged bombing targets of nine men arrested on terror charges in the United Kingdom a week ago included the London Stock Exchange and the U.S. embassy in London, a prosecutor said in court Monday.
The number of people out of work in the UK rose 210,000 to 2.47m in the three months to July, the highest level since 1995, underlining this week's warning by Mervyn King, the Bank of England governor, that economic recovery would be long and protracted.
A UK court fined Cadbury Schweppes, the world's largest confectionery group, £1 million ($2 million) Monday for selling unsafe chocolate in Britain and Ireland during 2006 in a salmonella health scare.