Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Jan 25, 2015

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill, who died aged 90 on Jan. 24, 1965, was British prime minister through ...

Prince Andrew speaks out on underage sex allegation

Jan 23, 2015

Prince Andrew speaks out on underage sex allegation

Britain’s Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to respond to the ...

Crime writer Ruth Rendell in critical condition after stroke

Jan 16, 2015

Crime writer Ruth Rendell in critical condition after stroke

British crime writer Ruth Rendell, the author of more than 60 books in a career spanning five decades, was in critical condition Thursday in a hospital after suffering a stroke, her publisher said. “She is in hospital under expert care in a critical but ...

Jan 13, 2015

'The Avengers' writer Brian Clemens dies at 83

British screenwriter Brian Clemens, who wrote the 1960s hit spy television series “The Avengers,” has died aged 83, his son, George, said on Monday. He died in a London hospital on Saturday, George Clemens told the BBC, adding: “The world has lost a really ...

Paris massacre spurs Britain to boost port security

Jan 9, 2015

Paris massacre spurs Britain to boost port security

Britain has stepped up security at ports serving France following the Islamist massacre in Paris, officials said Thursday, as the MI5 intelligence agency offered French counterparts its “full support.” The terror threat level remains at “severe” and officials said the measures were a precautionary ...

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

Jan 6, 2015

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

The year 2014 broke a series of heat records in France, Britain, Germany and Belgium, weather agencies reported Monday. In France, “2014 was the hottest year since 1900,” the Meteo-France weather agency said in a statement. The country’s average annual temperature in 2014 was ...

Jan 5, 2015

Ebola-infected U.K. nurse fighting for her life

A British nurse with Ebola was fighting for her life Sunday as two health workers, who also spent time in Sierra Leone, were placed under observation in the U.S. and Germany. On Saturday, the London hospital where nurse Pauline Cafferkey is being treated, said ...