Many British are tired of the pomp, circumstance, and scandal of Britain's royal family, but Prince William and Kate Middleton's understated courtship could restore the royal family's image.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday. While the Roman Catholic Church calls it "Holy Thursday," the Anglican Church uses the name "Maundy Thursday" in accordance with the Old English phrasing of Jesus' commandment that humans should love one another. Here are ways that five European nations celebrate the Christian holiday, starting in Britain with Queen Elizabeth.
In addition to dispatching military experts with Italy and Britain, France has pledged to increase airstrikes as Europe steps up military operations in Libya.
The UK today announced it is sending 'experienced British military officers' to support and advise Libya's rebels. The Libyan government says it will fight any foreign troops on its soil.
Many see the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the elegant commoner, as an opportunity for a royal rapprochement with Britain’s middle class.
At a meeting with European foreign ministers today in Qatar, Libyan rebels complained that the international military campaign has slowed since the US relinquished its leading role.
In order to sustain operations, experts say France and Britain need to forge a broader European consensus on Libya intervention.
'Flying' submarine? British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday unveiled the one-man Virgin Oceanic Sub, which is capable of diving seven miles underwater to the deepest points in the ocean.
French President Sarkozy has been at odds with most European leaders on the question of what leadership role NATO should have in Libya.
US, European, and Arab leaders are gathering in Paris Saturday for a meeting that will seek to define the terms of military engagement against Muammar Qaddafi's military forces.
As Muammar Qaddafi's forces make significant gains against rebel groups, Europe continues to ponder the 'consequences' of imposing a no-fly zone over Libyan air space.
The confusion surrounding the detention and then release of several British nationals – including members of the Special Air Service – in Libya has generated as much interest as the incident itself. However, little information is available on why a group of British men arrived unauthorized and unannounced in Libya. Below is an overview of what can be confirmed about the incident.
Britain joined Germany and France in questioning Europe's approach to multiculturalism, saying that it no longer works for other cultures to live 'apart ... from the mainstream.'
British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman, Andy Coulson, resigned today amid growing controversy over his role in a phone hacking scandal while he was a British tabloid editor.
Boosted by student protests and a plethora of self-styled ‘grass-roots’ groups, Britain’s left is now looking to build up a broad antigovernment coalition online.
The Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has gotten extensive coverage in London, Berlin, and Paris. A German paper stated that the motto 'Yes, we can' has been pushed aside by the financial crisis and two wars.
UK finance chief George Osborne called on his European neighbors to put their 'house in order' as Britain sees some promising economic gains.
Nine men were charged by the British authorities with planning a terrorist bombing, the latest in a spate of alleged European plots disrupted before they were carried out.
The Russian and British relationship had been enjoying a warming trend. But Britain expelled a Russian diplomat earlier this month and Russia responded in kind yesterday.
In a January 2008 meeting with Chinese businessmen, billionaire Sir Richard Branson agreed 'that British entrepreneurs are overeducated and that schooling does not prepare one for entering the business world.'
British Airways flights were canceled and delayed today due to snow and ice, with forecasters predicting bad weather through Wednesday. Travelers' frustrations mounted at airports over poor snow removal.
British authorities rounded up 12 men Monday morning suspected in a terror plot. Police said the arrests are not connected to the Dec. 11 suicide bombing in Sweden.
Hackers that gather online under the banner 'Anonymous' were watching closely to decide their next move in defense of WikiLeaks.
WIkiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a statement through his mother Tuesday that he would stand strong as he made his second court appearance on allegations of sexual misconduct.