Britain welcomes trial over Heywood murder

BEIJING - Britain's embassy in China welcomed on Monday the trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, after news that she had been convicted but spared execution for murdering a British businessman.
The Chinese court's sentencing decision, revealed by witnesses to the closed-door hearing, means that Gu will likely serve life in prison.
The embassy said it welcomed the "fact that the Chinese authorities have investigated the death of Neil Heywood, and tried those they identified as responsible".