| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
LONDON -- Amid rising anger from local residents and forecasts of more rain, the British government sent military officials to southwest England on Thursday to help deal with floodwaters that have turned whole villages into islands and drowned parts of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:53 AM
LONDON – Britain’s National Gallery on Friday unveiled its first major American painting, a work by George Bellows.
Founded nearly 200 years ago, the gallery’s lofty halls are hung with some of the best known treasures of western...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.
Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead.
This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
LONDON – Britain will help eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile by taking and destroying 165 tons of substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, British officials said Friday.
The industrial-grade chemicals are to be...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:03 PM
LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:00 AM
FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later?
As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals.
The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
LONDON -- Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal who won worldwide fame as a member of the gang that committed the “Great Train Robbery” of 1963, was given a colorful gangster style funeral in London on Friday.
The funeral cortege accompanying a...
| Jan 5, 2014
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From LAX, Aeroflot, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, American, British, Delta, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $733, including all taxes and fees.
| Jan 4, 2014
CHATHAM, England — Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong.
I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy — or at least the hangouts of these...