U.K.'s anti-EU party makes big gains in local elections

May 24, 2014

U.K.'s anti-EU party makes big gains in local elections

Britain’s Euroskeptic UKIP party has made its strongest ever gains in local elections, harnessing discontent with immigration and established politicians to grab support from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. The surge by the U.K. Independence Party, which wants Britain ...

Wanna Marry Harry? TV show draws royal ridicule

May 21, 2014

Wanna Marry Harry? TV show draws royal ridicule

Drastic times call for drastic action. Is Britain’s newly single, media-shunning Prince Harry really so desperate for a wife that he asked an American TV channel to fix him up? Probably not. But that’s the fantasy being peddled to 12 pretty, ultracompetitive American women ...

Britain's richest wealthier than ever, study finds

May 18, 2014

Britain's richest wealthier than ever, study finds

Britain’s wealthiest people are richer than they have ever been, with a combined fortune of £518.9 billion ($874 billion) — equivalent to a third of the nation’s gross domestic product, according to an annual study. The Sunday Times Rich List for 2014 shows that ...

May 10, 2014

U.K. probes picture of dead Taliban

Britain’s military said Friday it was investigating photographs that appear to show a serviceman in Afghanistan posing beside a dead Taliban fighter. The pictures were allegedly taken in the aftermath of a 2012 attack by the Taliban on Camp Bastion, the main British base ...

Old crimes rock fragile N. Ireland peace

May 5, 2014

Old crimes rock fragile N. Ireland peace

Major cracks are appearing in the deal that brought peace to Northern Ireland, and there appears to be no easy fix. Last Wednesday, police investigating an unsolved 1972 murder arrested Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams, whose Sinn Fein party was for decades the political ...

Channel Tunnel marks 20 years

May 5, 2014

Channel Tunnel marks 20 years

Twenty years ago, Queen Elizabeth II and President Francois Mitterrand braved the drizzle to cut the inaugural ribbon of the Channel Tunnel, realizing a centuries-old dream of linking Britain and France under the sea. A prodigious industrial adventure, the “Chunnel” project mobilized 12,000 engineers, ...