British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

Jul 28, 2015

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament resigned Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary ...

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

Jul 28, 2015

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute. Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun had been due to appear at judge Robert ...

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Jul 20, 2015

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Footage of Princess Elizabeth giving a Nazi salute while a child on Sunday revived an uncomfortable debate about the British royal family’s historic links to Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime in Germany. At the time today’s long-reigning queen was Princess Elizabeth, aged around six, when ...

Jul 15, 2015

Britain's elite SAS slammed over 2013 training deaths

The British army apologized Tuesday for the deaths of three reservists who collapsed while trying out for the elite SAS unit during a heat wave, after a coroner found the force guilty of neglect. Edward Maher, 31, and Craig Roberts, 24, were pronounced dead ...

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Jul 10, 2015

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Thursday’s transportation choices in London were: take a hike, ride a bike, try to find a bus you like. Millions of commuters jammed buses, rented bicycles or simply walked for miles to and from work as a 24-hour strike shut down the British capital’s ...