Australia's Abbott faces storm over his royal 'knightmare'

Jan 27, 2015

Australia's Abbott faces storm over his royal 'knightmare'

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott was Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain’s Prince Philip. The announcement prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters. Abbott, whose personal approval rating has plunged in recent opinion polls, said ...

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

Jan 23, 2015

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges. The draft bill, to be enacted after a general election on May 7, will ...

Jan 21, 2015

Briton who faked own death in Syria admits terrorism offenses

A Briton who fought with an Islamist group in Syria and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected has admitted to terrorism offenses in a London court. Imran Khawaja, 27, of Southall, west London, traveled to ...

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

Jan 20, 2015

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

A London doctor went on trial on Monday for carrying out female genital mutilation in only the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain despite pressure from campaigners. Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, is accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave ...

Jan 19, 2015

Britain, Europe's TB hub, seeks to wipe out the disease

Health authorities launched an £11.5 million ($17.4 million) plan on Monday to tackle Britain’s persistent tuberculosis problem, seeking to eradicate the contagious lung disease. Britain has one of the highest TB rates in Western Europe, with London known as the continent’s TB capital. Rates ...

Jan 19, 2015

Fox News apologizes for 'totally Muslim' Europe remarks

United States TV news network Fox News has apologized several times for on-air comments that suggested there are “totally Muslim” no-go zones in Europe, in the channel’s coverage of the deadly attacks in France. At least one commentator and one anchor suggested there were ...