| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Prince Harry now has a royal following online!
The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods.
Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:05 AM
LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
From the summer Olympics to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, several major events will make the British Isles a popular destination in 2012.
From July 27 to August 12, London will host the Olympic Games. Leading up to the games, visitors...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The British Film Institute will award Christopher Lee its highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, it was announced Monday in London. Lee, who was knighted in 2009, has appeared in more than 250 films and TV shows, including the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy....
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:58 AM
LONDON -- Two attackers wielding a number of weapons allegedly killed a man in broad daylight on a London street and then were shot by police Wednesday in an incident that may have been terrorism-related.
The assault took place about 2:20 p.m. near a...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "strong indications" that a killing Wednesday near a military barracks in the Woolwich section of south London was a terrorist attack.
Speaking in Paris at a meeting with French President Francois...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:49 AM
LONDON -- As police scoured the attack site for evidence, authorities confirmed Thursday that a man who was hacked to death on a London street before horrified bystanders in an apparent terrorist assault was a member of Britain’s armed forces.