Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

Feb 5, 2016

Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought ...

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

| Feb 5, 2016

Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. But it is not clear ...

Alumni of Britain's WWII Japanese language effort honored

Feb 4, 2016

Alumni of Britain's WWII Japanese language effort honored

Tributes have been paid to a select group of British schoolboys who studied Japanese during World War II and later went on to build enduring ties between the two countries. Dignitaries gathered at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies on Monday to recall ...

Cameron defends plans to avoid British exit from EU

Feb 3, 2016

Cameron defends plans to avoid British exit from EU

Prime Minister David Cameron was set to defend planned reforms to keep Britain in the EU before legislators on Wednesday, as European lawmakers begin negotiations in Strasbourg to avoid a so-called “Brexit” from the bloc. EU president Donald Tusk unveiled proposals to avoid Britain ...

Jan 27, 2016

U.K. parents urged to wash, get dressed for school run

The head teacher of a British school has written to parents urging them not to drop their children off while still dressed in pyjamas, it emerged Tuesday. “I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from ...

Jan 26, 2016

U.K. man must notify police if he plans to have sex

A British man has been ordered by a court to give police 24 hours’ notice if he plans to have sex with a female. The unusual “interim sexual risk order” will be in effect until a further hearing is held in four months. A ...