Hidden door spills centuries-old secrets of U.K. parliament

World Feb 27, 2020

Hidden door spills centuries-old secrets of U.K. parliament

A forgotten passageway in the British Parliament that was constructed for the 1661 coronation of King Charles II has been rediscovered during renovation work. It was bricked up in 1807 and had not been accessed in more than 70 years, hidden behind a small wooden ...

Bell of London's famed Big Ben will ring on New Year's Eve

World Dec 29, 2019

Bell of London's famed Big Ben will ring on New Year's Eve

Britain's Big Ben bell in Parliament's landmark clock tower will ring at midnight on New Year's Eve, marking the start of a year for the first time since its new face was revealed from under scaffolding halfway through restoration work. The work has seen the ...

Oligarch Alexander Lebedev backs U.K. release of Russia meddling probe

World / Politics Nov 21, 2019

Oligarch Alexander Lebedev backs U.K. release of Russia meddling probe

Russian oligarch and former U.K. newspaper owner Alexander Lebedev responded angrily Wednesday to media allegations that a British government report on Russian interference could contain damaging information about his relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Lebedev, who bought Britain's The Independent and the Evening Standard ...

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks reach critical point

World / Politics Oct 15, 2019

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks reach critical point

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated Monday that Britain must leave the EU on Oct.31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens. In an elaborate ceremony in Parliament in London, Queen Elizabeth II set ...