Austria, Germany to take refugees from Hungary

Sep 5, 2015

Austria, Germany to take refugees from Hungary

After misery, deliverance. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary’s government as Austria in the early morning hours said it and Germany would let them in. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann ...

Britain's Labour leader candidates clash over Europe

Sep 4, 2015

Britain's Labour leader candidates clash over Europe

Candidates to head Britain’s Labour Party clashed over how to approach a referendum on membership of the European Union on Thursday, in the final debate to decide who should be the country’s new opposition leader. The surprise front-runner in the contest, anti-austerity candidate Jeremy ...

Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in her ancestor Victoria

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarchs, both came to the throne young yet remained a steady presence through eras of dramatic change. Queen Elizabeth will overtake her great-great-grandmother’s record of 63 years and 216 days on Sept. 9, a remarkable reign ...

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Queen Elizabeth II’s longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an aging institution. The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country’s longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, ...

Aug 28, 2015

UK immigration hits record high, causing headache for Cameron

Long-term net migration to Britain has hit a record high, underscoring the challenge Prime Minister David Cameron faces to dispel voter fears that immigrants are straining public services such as housing, hospitals and schools. As an island nation off northwest Europe, Britain is far ...

Aug 28, 2015

Briton pleads guilty in New York over smuggling North Korean drugs

A British man pleaded guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiring to import 100 kilograms of dangerously pure North Korean methamphetamines into the United States, American prosecutors said. Scott Stammers, 46, was one of five defendants arrested by authorities in Thailand in September ...

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

Aug 23, 2015

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country. A statement carried by the UAE’s official WAM news ...

London's Bloomsbury has an academic air

Aug 22, 2015

London's Bloomsbury has an academic air

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Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it’s also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and upscale boutiques that’s a pleasure to explore on foot. Much of the area was developed during the ...

Artist Banksy opens theme park at British seaside

Aug 21, 2015

Artist Banksy opens theme park at British seaside

Graffiti artist Banksy announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town on Thursday, featuring boats filled with migrants and an anarchist training camp. The “Dismaland” theme park is located in a derelict outdoor swimming pool center in Weston-super-Mare, a ...