Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Jun 20, 2014

Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a U.N. watchdog said, urging the British government to do more to combat the scourge. “We’re concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been ...

Angelina Jolie launches war zone rape protocol

Jun 12, 2014

Angelina Jolie launches war zone rape protocol

Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched an international protocol on Wednesday which the Hollywood star hopes will “really, truly end impunity” for sexual violence in wars. The document, which offers guidance for those on the front line who document sexual violence, ...

British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

Jun 10, 2014

British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall, who found fame in the cult TV series “The Young Ones,” died on Monday aged 56, his management company said. The star, whose portrayal of the puerile anarchist Rick in BBC’s “The Young Ones” endeared him to a ...

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

Jun 10, 2014

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up his campaign on Monday to stop former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, moving to outflank the European Parliament and forge an alliance against him. In the run-up to a meeting ...

Jun 7, 2014

Missing U.K. pensioner found attending French D-Day events

An 89-year-old British World War II veteran who went missing from his retirement home was found in France enjoying a D-Day anniversary get-together with former comrades, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan slipped out of The Pines care home in the seaside town of Hove, ...

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

Jun 6, 2014

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

President Barack Obama is the fourth sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy and the only one to visit the site of the Allied invasion twice during his presidency for an anniversary. It was not always a presidential tradition. Ronald Reagan ...

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Jun 3, 2014

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Queen Elizabeth II may be Europe’s oldest monarch but there is little chance of the 88-year-old joining the wave of sovereigns giving up the throne, experts said Monday. While Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced Monday he is abdicating — following similar moves in Belgium ...