{FD} British prosecutors convict 17 men, 1 women of sex crimes

British authorities have convicted more than a dozen sex offenders in a northern English city, but children's advocates expressed outrage that police paid a convicted rapist to infiltrate specially organized parties where young women and girls as young as 15 were plied with drugs and alcohol before being abused.

{FD} UK prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament.