Duchess Kate gives London's Dippy the dinosaur royal sendoff

Nov 23, 2016

Duchess Kate gives London's Dippy the dinosaur royal sendoff

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visited Britain’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday ahead of a nationwide educational tour by its best-known exhibit, Dippy the diplodocus. For 40 years, the skeleton cast, 4.25 meters (14 ft) high and 21 meters long, has been the ...

Oct 22, 2016

Security raised on London Tube after arrest

Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. “The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs,” ...

Oct 22, 2016

Multiple injuries as double-decker bus hits bridge in London

Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday morning when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London, slicing its roof off, the Fire Brigade said. Three people who were trapped on the top deck had to be freed and five were taken to ...

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Sep 22, 2016

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday. Tourism has been one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest ...

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Sep 17, 2016

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Britain’s armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been “withered” by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. In a 10-page memo sent to Defence Secretary ...

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

Sep 10, 2016

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

The British minister charged with boosting international trade post-Brexit has slammed the country’s businesses as being too “fat and lazy” to capitalize on the opportunity, the Times newspaper reported Saturday. “This country is not the free-trading nation that it once was,” Secretary of State ...