A cargo ship on Friday rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race.
A British judge on Wednesday rejected the Turkish government’s request to extradite a prominent critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling the case “politically motivated.”
The wife of a British academic sentenced to life in prison for espionage in the United Arab Emirates condemned the U.K. government on Thursday for putting diplomatic relations ahead of an innocent man’s freedom.
A British academic was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates on charges he was spying for the U.K. — a verdict that Britain described as shocking as it urged the Middle East country to reconsider its decision.
Michael Higgins handily won a second term as Ireland’s president Saturday, capturing every constituency in an election that was marked by low turnout.
The former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan warned Friday that the United States’ military cooperation with the U.K. could be threatened by the growing use of human rights laws to target British soldiers.
British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed into cyclists and pedestrians.
Police shut down the area around Parliament on Tuesday after witnesses said a motorist deliberately crashed into pedestrians and cyclists during the morning commute, heightening tensions in a city that has seen four vehicle-based terror attacks in less than 18 months.
Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a controversial British far-right leader.
A British inquiry concluded Thursday that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church’s reputation.