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 ...

Charity claims Savile abused 500 victims — one as young as 2

Jun 2, 2014

Charity claims Savile abused 500 victims — one as young as 2

A British children’s charity says at least 500 people have reported abuse by the late entertainer Jimmy Savile, with the youngest alleged victim just 2 years old. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said Monday that the most common age ...

May 30, 2014

U.K. to count prostitution, drugs when measuring GDP

Sex please — we’re British. Britain’s Office of National Statistics said prostitution and the import, manufacture and consumption of illegal drugs will be counted when making the government’s quarterly calculations of gross domestic product. The statistics agency said Friday some of these activities are ...

UKIP victorious in EU vote

May 26, 2014

UKIP victorious in EU vote

by Andrew Osborn and Guy Faulconbridge

Britain’s U.K. Independence Party stormed to victory Sunday in European elections, riding a tide of Euroskepticism and anxiety about immigration to beat Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, partial results showed. With 56 out of 73 seats declared, UKIP — ...

Far-right, Euroskeptics surge in EU vote

May 26, 2014

Far-right, Euroskeptics surge in EU vote

Far-right and Euroskeptic parties made sweeping gains in European Parliament elections Sunday — triggering what one prime minister called a political “earthquake” by those who want to slash the powers of the European Union or abolish it altogether. Voters in 21 of the EU’s ...