Apr 26, 2015

Soccer team gaffe leaves Cameron with red face

Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which soccer team he supported Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport. Cameron, a descendant of King William IV and an alumnus of ...

Apr 22, 2015

British court hears 1948 Malaya village massacre case

Relatives of 24 rubber-plantation workers killed in Malaysia in 1948 by British troops will press their decades-old demand for a public inquiry in Britain’s highest court on Wednesday, lawyers said. The December 12, 1948 incident, dubbed the Batang Kali massacre, occurred during the so-called ...

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Apr 19, 2015

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I. The six unknown soldiers were accorded a service with full military honors Thursday. Their bodies were found half a dozen ...

Apr 17, 2015

The line of succession to the British throne

Prince William’s second child will be born fourth in line to inherit the British throne, behind their first child, Prince George. Everyone below the baby will move down a place, starting with William’s brother, Prince Harry, who will drop to fifth. The immediate line ...

Apr 17, 2015

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

by James Pheby

The birth of the second baby of Prince William and his wife, Kate, will cap a momentous four years for Britain’s golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity. The couple have cultivated an image as down-to-earth parents ever since William ...