Archbishop of Canterbury learns his father was secretary to Churchill

Apr 9, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury learns his father was secretary to Churchill

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has discovered his biological father was the former private secretary to Britain’s war-time leader Winston Churchill, he said in a statement Friday. “In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby, but ...

New Shakespeare First Folio discovered

Apr 7, 2016

New Shakespeare First Folio discovered

A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford said Thursday. Emma Smith, professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, authenticated the First Folio as ...

Apr 7, 2016

Panama Papers reveal London as center of 'spider's web'

As-well as shining a spotlight on the secret financial arrangements of the rich and powerful, the so-called Panama Papers have laid bare London’s role as a vital organ of the world’s tax-haven network. The files leaked from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca exposed Britain’s ...

Apr 4, 2016

Australian foreign minister says Britain should stay in EU

Australia wants Britain to stay in the European Union, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, weeks before Britain holds a referendum on EU membership. Bishop told reporters in Washington that “a strong U.K. as part of the European Union would be in Australia’s interests,” according ...

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Apr 3, 2016

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Cunning gentleman thieves have seduced romantics from the days of Robin Hood through to Hollywood’s heyday — and now London is transfixed by the real-life antics of the “Wimbledon Prowler.” The prolific burglar is suspected of carrying out hundreds of break-ins around one of ...

Apr 1, 2016

Monaco, U.K. probe vast graft scandal in oil business

Monaco’s government says it is helping British authorities investigate a “vast corruption scandal” implicating an unspecified number of international oil companies, the tiny European principality said in a statement released late Thursday. The statement said several executives of the Monaco-based company UNAOIL have been ...

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Mar 31, 2016

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most successful comedians best known for “The Two Ronnies,” his double-act show with Ronnie Barker, has died aged 85, his publicist said Thursday. The show ran on the BBC from 1971 to 1987 and was one of the most ...

Mar 31, 2016

Britain to ship record amount of nuclear waste to U.S.

Britain will ship 700 kilograms of nuclear waste to the United States under a deal to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at a nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday, a British government source said. In return for the shipment, the largest-ever ...