William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Apr 13, 2014

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after her husband, Prince William, appeared to hint a second baby is on the way. Kate, however, looked to dampen the speculation by drinking wine and going on a jet ...

Queen hosts Irish president on first U.K. state visit

Apr 9, 2014

Queen hosts Irish president on first U.K. state visit

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland’s first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect — and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged ...

Sahara dust brings smog to Britain

Apr 3, 2014

Sahara dust brings smog to Britain

European pollution and dust swirling in from the Sahara created a “perfect storm” of smog in Britain on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn people with heart or lung conditions to cut down on tough physical exercise outdoors. Air pollution in some areas reached the ...

Britain readies to usher in same-sex weddings

Mar 28, 2014

Britain readies to usher in same-sex weddings

Peter McGraith and David Cabreza were to marry in London a stroke after midnight Friday, marking the culmination of a campaign to end a distinction many British gay couples say made them feel like second-class citizens. Saturday will be the first day gay couples ...

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

Mar 26, 2014

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of sending Australia into a “time warp” by reintroducing knights and dames to the country’s honors list. The conservative leader announced the move Tuesday with ministers revealing he went straight to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Australia’s ...