Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

Feb 25, 2015

Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

by Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa

Inspired by similar establishments in Japan but with an added English flair, London’s first cat cafe is doing a roaring trade providing traditional afternoon tea in feline company. Since opening last March, the cafe has been fully booked almost every day, and similar independent ...

Russia 'cynical' on Ukraine cease-fire: Britain

Feb 24, 2015

Russia 'cynical' on Ukraine cease-fire: Britain

Britain on Monday criticized Russia for failing to enforce the terms of a tattered truce in eastern Ukraine in the face of ongoing attacks by pro-Russian separatists. “I have to say from the experience of the last 10 to 12 days, the Russian engagement ...

Feb 20, 2015

Russia called threat to Baltic states

Senior Western officials on Thursday accused Russia of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and NATO is getting ready to ...

Feb 18, 2015

British warship monitors Russian naval vessel through Channel

A British warship shadowed a Russian frigate through the English Channel on Tuesday, taking over monitoring from French surveillance on the frigate’s voyage northward. HMS Argyll, a navy ship maintained at high-readiness, deployed a Lynx helicopter and used sensors to locate and monitor the ...

Britain starts public trial of driverless cars

Feb 12, 2015

Britain starts public trial of driverless cars

Driverless cars are hitting Britain’s public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that’s billed as safer and more efficient. Britain unveiled four prototype self-drive cars Wednesday, launching the country’s first public trials ahead of a series of planned rule ...

British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

Feb 6, 2015

British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

British former glam rocker Gary Glitter could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty at a London court on Thursday of historic sex abuse against three young girls. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted of ...

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 ...