Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex with U.S. girl

Jan 5, 2015

Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex with U.S. girl

Buckingham Palace stepped up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced U.S. financier, and named the alleged victim whose anonymity was preserved in court documents filed last week. Last Friday Buckingham Palace denied allegations ...

Jan 4, 2015

British nurse with Ebola in critical condition

A British nurse being treated for Ebola in London is in critical condition after deteriorating over the last two days, her hospital said on Saturday. The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey, 39, with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an ...

'Sex slave' of prince defends her claims

Jan 4, 2015

'Sex slave' of prince defends her claims

The woman who has alleged in a U.S. court filing that she was kept as an underage “sex slave” by a Wall Street financier and was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew stood by her story on Saturday despite Buckingham Palace’s repeated ...

Jan 4, 2015

Drunken driver crashes into British police station

British police arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving Friday after he crashed his car into a police station. Officers at Frodsham police station, near Liverpool in northwest England, did not have to go far to find their suspect after the car was ...

Prince Andrew is named in U.S. 'sex slave' claim

Jan 3, 2015

Prince Andrew is named in U.S. 'sex slave' claim

Britain’s Prince Andrew has been named in a U.S. court filing by a woman who claims she was kept as an underage “sex slave” by a billionaire Wall Street financier. In a statement Friday, Buckingham Palace in London denied the allegations, made in a ...

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Dec 31, 2014

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Classified documents made public Tuesday shed light on the political courtship between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, whom she famously declared she could “do business” with. After Gorbachev’s first official visit to Britain in 1984, four months before ...

Dec 30, 2014

U.K. studied chemical weapons buildup in 1980s: secret papers

Newly released official papers show that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government considered rebuilding Britain’s chemical weapons arsenal in the face of a Soviet threat in the early 1980s. The formerly secret documents show that Thatcher’s defense chiefs were worried that Britain had no ...

Snow and ice sweep across Europe, stranding motorists

Dec 28, 2014

Snow and ice sweep across Europe, stranding motorists

Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain. Snow also covered parts of Switzerland and southwestern Germany, and more than 20 cm of snow has fallen in higher parts ...

Dec 22, 2014

Renowned British actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82

British actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her intense collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, died on Sunday at the age of 82, her son told the BBC. Described by Beckett as the “perfect actress,” Whitelaw became the playwright’s muse and they created a series of ...

Dec 18, 2014

U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, ...

Dec 18, 2014

Churchill paintings sold off in rare auction

A collection of paintings by British wartime leader Winston Churchill was auctioned off on Wednesday in the biggest-ever sale of artwork by the statesman and accomplished painter. The 15 paintings included views from his holidays in France as well as the interiors of his ...