Queen Elizabeth marks 100 years of British Airways

Business May 24, 2019

Queen Elizabeth marks 100 years of British Airways

Queen Elizabeth saw the ticket from her first long-haul flight after her coronation when she visited British Airways' Heathrow headquarters on Thursday to mark the airline's centenary. The ticket was for a trip to Jamaica with her husband, Philip, in November 1953. "Name of passenger: ...

U.N. rights expert slams U.K. welfare spending cuts

World / Social Issues May 22, 2019

U.N. rights expert slams U.K. welfare spending cuts

A U.N. human rights expert on Wednesday sharpened his criticism of cuts to social support in Britain, pointing to "record levels of hunger and homelessness" in the country and describing recent changes as window-dressing. Philip Alston, the U.N. Human Rights Council-appointed expert on poverty, visited ...