• The Crown December 18, 2020 3:33 pm

    Gillian Anderson and ‘The Crown' Creator Peter Morgan Break Up

    “The Crown” star Gillian Anderson and partner and show creator Peter Morgan have split after 4 years together, E! News confirmed on Dec. 18.

  • Reporter September 15, 2019 3:03 am

    British Prime Minister's Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

    To some, he’s a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful aide — dubbed “Boris’ brain” by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media attention, yet has been played onscreen by “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch. Since taking office two months...

  • head October 21, 2018 8:17 pm

    Stephen Hawking Wheelchair, Thesis Up for Sale

    The online sale announced Monday by auctioneer Christie’s features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, some of his many awards, and scientific papers such as “Spectrum of Wormholes” and “Fundamental Breakdown of Physics in Gravitational Collapse.”

  • United States December 29, 2017 7:00 am

    Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

    It seems former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took a dim view of panda diplomacy. Newly released government files revealed Friday that Thatcher rejected a London Zoological Society proposal that she allow a male panda to fly on her plane when she made an official visit to Washington in 1981. The panda was sought by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington...

  • social media June 9, 2017 7:04 pm

    Why Was ‘Lord Buckethead' Running Against the British Prime Minister?

    British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice. Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo impersonator, the “Howling Laud,” and a figure named “Lord Buckethead,” who one user described as Darth Vader wearing a trash can. In another race, Mr. Fish Finger—yes, that’s...

  • London March 23, 2017 10:49 am

    London Has Long Experience With Attacks

    London’s worst terrorist attack happened when four suicide bombers exploded backpacks filled with explosives on London’s public transportation in 2005, killing 52 people. Three of the men blew themselves up on the London Underground and one on a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour of July 7. About 700 people were injured. The four men were linked to al...

  • United Kingdom July 7, 2016 1:39 pm

    Britain's Race for Prime Minister Is Down to 2 Women

    Britain moved a step closer to having its second female prime minister as the contest to lead the country’s ruling Conservative party narrowed to two women on Thursday. Theresa May, currently Britain’s Home Secretary, and Andrea Leadsom, a high-profile campaigner for Brexit, emerged as the favorites in a ballot of lawmakers that was triggered by David Cameron’s resignation after last...

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