England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for king

Mar 26, 2015

England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for king

Dug out of a municipal parking lot five centuries after his mutilated body was unceremoniously interred, England’s Richard III was to finally be given a burial fit for a king on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy. Some 530 years ...

After 500 years, Richard III finally gets a king's burial

Mar 23, 2015

After 500 years, Richard III finally gets a king's burial

Thousands of spectators lined the streets to see the coffin of England’s Richard III taken in procession to his final burial, five centuries after his death on the battlefield. The remains of the last English monarch to die in battle were discovered buried under ...

Mar 23, 2015

British EU exit could hit GDP by 2.2 percent: study

Britain leaving the European Union could result in a permanent loss of 2.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product by 2030, and the costs would not be offset solely by striking a free trade deal with its former partners, think tank Open Europe ...

Mar 22, 2015

Nine British medical students believed to have traveled to Syria

Nine British medical students have traveled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported Saturday. The group of four women and five men crossed into Syria from Turkey last week, having traveled from Sudan where they had ...

Prince Harry calls it quits after 10 years in British Army

Mar 17, 2015

Prince Harry calls it quits after 10 years in British Army

Prince Harry announced Tuesday he is to leave the British army after 10 years’ service that has seen him deploy twice to the front line in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a “really tough decision” to conclude his military service in June, ...

Mar 16, 2015

Blair poised to step back from Mideast role: report

Tony Blair is poised to step back from his role with the diplomatic Middle East Quartet, the Financial Times reported Sunday, citing several people familiar with the situation. The former British prime minister has discussed his position with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ...

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Mar 14, 2015

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn’t mean the anti-secrecy activist will soon be ...