Lost 2003 Mars lander Beagle-2 is found

Jan 17, 2015

Lost 2003 Mars lander Beagle-2 is found

It turns out the Beagle has landed after all — but it never called home. The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft Beagle-2 went AWOL on Christmas Day in 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth. Instead, the British-built ...

Jan 16, 2015

U.K. publisher mocked for banning mention of pigs in books

British politicians on Thursday criticized publisher Oxford University Press over its advice to omit pigs and sausages from books for children sold abroad in order not to offend the Jewish or Muslim communities. The existence of the recommendations was revealed during a debate on ...

Jan 15, 2015

London black cabs get break over rivals on bus lanes

London’s iconic black cabs, under pressure from the taxi app Uber and other upstarts, got some good news Wednesday: They won’t have to share their right to drive in the capital’s bus lanes with rivals. The city’s expensive black cabs benefit from a rule ...

Jan 11, 2015

Cameron's Conservatives vow tough new U.K. strike laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party says it will introduce tough strike laws for some public service workers if it wins the general election in May, prompting anger from unions that called the proposals an affront to democracy. Under the Conservatives’ plans announced ...

Abu Hamza jailed for life in U.S.

Jan 10, 2015

Abu Hamza jailed for life in U.S.

A U.S. judge Friday sentenced British hate preacher Abu Hamza to life behind bars for the deadly kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen and terrorism, calling his crimes “evil” and “barbaric.” The hook-handed imam, blind in one eye and a double-hand amputee, was a ...

Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex with U.S. girl

Jan 5, 2015

Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex with U.S. girl

Buckingham Palace stepped up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced U.S. financier, and named the alleged victim whose anonymity was preserved in court documents filed last week. Last Friday Buckingham Palace denied allegations ...

Jan 4, 2015

British nurse with Ebola in critical condition

A British nurse being treated for Ebola in London is in critical condition after deteriorating over the last two days, her hospital said on Saturday. The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey, 39, with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an ...

'Sex slave' of prince defends her claims

Jan 4, 2015

'Sex slave' of prince defends her claims

The woman who has alleged in a U.S. court filing that she was kept as an underage “sex slave” by a Wall Street financier and was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew stood by her story on Saturday despite Buckingham Palace’s repeated ...