Mar 20, 2015

U.S. alienating European allies

by William Pfaff

Trans-Atlantic relations are worse than they have been in some years, as Europeans widely attribute the new jihadism, the chaos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, the newly proclaimed Islamic State group, tension with Iran, and the sinister turn of events in Israel/Palestine to American ...

British DNA gives window into ancient past, Vikings and all

Mar 19, 2015

British DNA gives window into ancient past, Vikings and all

Genetic samples collected from across the United Kingdom are shedding light on the ancient past, including Viking invasions and a mystery about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, researchers report. The DNA also suggests that, genetically speaking, people in Wales are the closest matches to ...

Feb 27, 2015

Empire of petty shopkeepers

by Kevin Rafferty

It is clear that British Prime Minister David Cameron as well as many leading lights of the government coalition do not believe in the EU, yet they do not have a strategy for a British exit without penalties.

Feb 27, 2015

Ancient wheat traces point to Stone Age trading links

Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent. That’s the conclusion scientists have drawn after discovering that samples from a now-submerged prehistoric camp in southern England ...

Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

Feb 25, 2015

Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

by Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa

Inspired by similar establishments in Japan but with an added English flair, London’s first cat cafe is doing a roaring trade providing traditional afternoon tea in feline company. Since opening last March, the cafe has been fully booked almost every day, and similar independent ...

Russia 'cynical' on Ukraine cease-fire: Britain

Feb 24, 2015

Russia 'cynical' on Ukraine cease-fire: Britain

Britain on Monday criticized Russia for failing to enforce the terms of a tattered truce in eastern Ukraine in the face of ongoing attacks by pro-Russian separatists. “I have to say from the experience of the last 10 to 12 days, the Russian engagement ...

Feb 20, 2015

Russia called threat to Baltic states

Senior Western officials on Thursday accused Russia of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and NATO is getting ready to ...

Feb 18, 2015

British warship monitors Russian naval vessel through Channel

A British warship shadowed a Russian frigate through the English Channel on Tuesday, taking over monitoring from French surveillance on the frigate’s voyage northward. HMS Argyll, a navy ship maintained at high-readiness, deployed a Lynx helicopter and used sensors to locate and monitor the ...