British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

Jun 3, 2015

British actor joins Kurds fighting Islamic State group

A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria and appeared in an online video Tuesday. Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” appeared ...

Cameron's work is cut out

Jun 2, 2015

Cameron's work is cut out

by Hugh Cortazzi

David Cameron, if he is unlucky and plays his hands badly, could end up as the prime minister who led Britain out of the EU and who was responsible for the demise of the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Jun 2, 2015

Loud sex lands British woman in prison

A British woman who kept her neighbors awake by engaging in enthusiastic love-making was sentenced to two weeks in prison on Monday after a neighbor complained about her “screaming and shouting.” The court ruling stated that at around 5 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2015 ...

May 28, 2015

English foxes safe for now as Cameron backs down

English foxes won a temporary respite after Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to repeal a ban on hunting them failed to make it into his program outlined in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals voiced ...

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

May 24, 2015

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

Deep in the English countryside, rows of trees are being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape with years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lamp shades and other items such as mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a ...

May 24, 2015

Britain's opposition to back EU referendum bill

Britain’s center-left opposition Labour Party will support Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the Sunday Times. “The British people want to have a say on the U.K.’s membership ...

Man's portrait identified as that of young Shakespeare

May 20, 2015

Man's portrait identified as that of young Shakespeare

A British magazine has published an image of a figure that it says is the first and only known demonstrably authentic portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime. The picture, of a young, bearded man wearing a Roman-style laurel crown and holding an ...