Reports that a British government official proposed that the royal yacht for Queen Elizabeth be funded with public money has stirred up anger in a time of austerity.
The long-simmering debate on Scottish independence has boiled over in Edinburgh, with one politician accusing colleagues of being 'anti-Scottish' for not supporting independence.
He was a most engaged, prolific and public intellectual who wrote numerous books, was a frequent television commentator and a contributor to Vanity Fair, Slate and other publications. He became a popular author in 2007 thanks to 'God is Not Great,' a manifesto for atheists.
A pair of giant pandas was loaned to a Scottish zoo by the Chinese government. The pandas arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday.
While the phone hacking scandal that led News of the World to shut its doors embroils Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband has seized the political - and moral - high ground.
British regulators are now set to review Rupert Murdoch's $12 billion bid to takeover major UK satellite company BskyB. For the moment, his influence and financial fortunes are taking a hit.
Police confronted a wave of walkouts, occupations, and protests Wednesday by British students angry over government plans for sharp tuition hikes. More protests appear likely.
Royal wedding date-watchers need speculate no more. When the long-awaited engagement of Prince William and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton was announced last week, they and their wedding planners were bombarded with questions. Where did that gorgeous ring come from? Who will design the wedding dress?And – when will the wedding of the decade be? Some of those questions were answered immediately (the ring originally belonged to William's mother, the late Princess Diana), some have since been answered, and some remain up in the air (rumors run rampant about who will design Kate's wedding gown, but nothing has been confirmed). Here are some of the details that have been finalized.
It's enough to create a royal tizzy. With Prince William and Kate Middleton engaged to be married, they must now settle on a wedding date – while dodging obstacles posed by friends' weddings, a major political referendum, and, of course, Britain's cold and rainy months. Sources are speculating, guessing, estimating, and guesstimating on the possible day. It's of importance to more than royal watchers, friends, and family of William and Kate. Many brides-to-be are concerned that their special day will be overshadowed by what tabloids are calling the biggest wedding of the decade. Here are the four likely wedding dates being bandied about:
WikiLeaks has published almost 400,000 US military logs, mainly written by soldiers on the ground, detailing daily carnage in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion: detainees abused by Iraqi forces, insurgent bombings, sectarian executions and civilians shot at checkpoints by US troops.