Mar 31, 2015

Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students

The Rhodes Scholarships, founded by one of Britain’s most acquisitive colonialists and whose laureates have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, are to be opened to Chinese students, their administrative trust said. The scholarships to Oxford University were established in 1903 in ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

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 ...