Nov 20, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Julien Blanc banned from U.K.

The British government on Wednesday banned controversial U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging “physical and emotional abuse.” Granting Blanc a visa “could have led to an increase in sexual violence ...

Nov 20, 2014

London's bankers battle in the boxing ring

Gasping for breath and bleeding from a thick lip, Nick “Suicide” Seto exited the ring. But the pain of defeat would be forgotten the next day when he returned to work at a London bank. “I love winning, so it hurts, but I hope ...

Nov 14, 2014

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, prevent them returning home

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them from returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. Some 500 radicalized Britons are estimated to ...

Final poppy planted to remember British Great War dead

Nov 12, 2014

Final poppy planted to remember British Great War dead

A teenage army cadet on Tuesday planted the last of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, representing every U.K. forces World War I fatality, as Britain marked Armistice Day. A century on from the start of the 1914-1918 Great War, people around ...

Nov 11, 2014

British drones strike Islamic State fighters in Iraq

Britain has used its unmanned aerial drones in Iraq for the first time to strike Islamic State jihadis, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Over the weekend, a remotely piloted Reaper aircraft successfully launched a missile attack on Islamic State extremists near Baiji, north ...