British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

Mar 19, 2016

British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced into a hasty cabinet reshuffle on Saturday after the dramatic resignation of a senior minister that threatens to widen divisions over Europe within the ruling Conservative Party. The rancorous departure of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan ...

Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role

Jan 24, 2015

Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role

British singer Sarah Brightman has started a grueling 72-hour survival course in a snowy Russian forest to train for her upcoming role as a space tourist, Russia’s cosmonaut training centre said Friday. The soprano known for her starring roles in West End musicals composed ...

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

Jan 24, 2015

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, a target of public outrage after she fled the doomed ocean liner on ...

U.S., British airstrikes seek to reverse Islamic State advances

Oct 1, 2014

U.S., British airstrikes seek to reverse Islamic State advances

U.S. warplanes launched multiple strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, seeking to turn up the heat on jihadists as Britain carried out its first air raids against the group. Islamic State militants closing in on a key town near ...

Aug 15, 2014

Pilot's artificial arm detaches while landing

A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing. The report, published Thursday, said the incident took place as the Flybe flight from Birmingham, ...