• FOX NewsBritish model Chloe Ayling's lawyer slams claims she was in on kidnapping, but acknowledges 'doubts'

    The lawyer for a British model allegedly abducted by “Black Death” kidnappers who intended to sell her to a buyer in the Middle East, hit back Monday over supposed holes in the 20-year-old beauty’s story — but acknowledged the woman left police with “understandable doubts.” Read more on FOX News.

  • BBC NewsThe life and work of Oscar Nemon

    Oscar Nemon, the Croatian-born man who came to Britain to escape the Nazis, created iconic images of some of the most famous people of his day, Read more on BBC News.

  • BBC NewsCurry, cars and tortillas

    It was a simple message from Austria’s foreign minister to Britain’s Brexit secretary.After hearing that the British government wanted to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, Sebastian Kurz told David Davis: “You had better come to Austria and say that, because nobody in Austria knows it.”While the UK foreign secretary and international trade secretary have Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesOpen conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Since British voters endorsed leaving the European Union, politicians and pundits have ruminated on which of the bloc’s remaining 27 nations could be next. “Grexit” and “Frexit,” for Greece and France, were two subjects of speculation. Now, months of open conflict between Poland’s conservative nationalist government and the rest of the EU has some Poles wondering Read more...

  • The GuardianBosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar

    Far too many companies are getting away with breaking the law over the wages they pay, the government’s adviser on employment abuses has said. Sir David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement, signalled he wanted tougher action against employers who underpay, and more resources to catch those breaching the law. In an interview with the Observer, he said action against Read more...

  • The GuardianThe British empire’s hidden history is one of resistance, not pride | Priyamvada Gopal

    Some news never gets old. Twitter recently gave fresh life to a 2014 YouGov poll when imperialism’s leading televangelist, Niall Ferguson, reposted its findings that 59% of respondents believed the British empire was something to be “proud” of, while 19% felt “ashamed”. Ferguson determined that he personally had “won” some ongoing contest in which railways and the English language trumped Read more...

  • CNNDid he just touch the Queen? Yes, he did

    (CNN)Canada’s Governor General helped Britain’s Queen Elizabeth down some stairs and ended up raising eyebrows, after touching the monarch’s elbow, in defiance of royal protocol.David Johnston — the Queen’s representative in Canada — said he was concerned about the monarch “stumbling” during a visit to Canada House in London on Wednesday. In a clip filmed outside the building, which houses Read more...

  • New York TimesThe ‘Brexit’ Talks, in 200 Words

    Britain voted last year to leave the European Union and will be out on March 29, 2019. Before then, it must agree on divorce terms and the basics of a new relationship.Fishermen, possibly, some unemployed people, and British industry serving the domestic market. Also: trade experts, lawyers.The British economy will suffer for a time; so will tax receipts. Young Britons, Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesIn ‘Lela & Co.,’ a harrowing look at one victim of war

    It is often said that “the first casualty of war is truth.” But I would argue that the first casualty is almost always women. And should you need further evidence of the phenomenon I offer as “Exhibit A” one of the more harrowing plays to be written on the subject — British playwright Cordelia Lynn’s “Lela & Co.” ‘LELA & Read more...

  • The IndependentBritish man who joined pro-Russian forces in Ukraine jailed on terrorism charge

    An unemployed Briton who joined pro-Russian militia fighting against Ukrainian government forces has been jailed for five years and four months for a terrorism offence. Benjamin Stimson, 41, who went to the conflict zone in the Donbass region, is the only UK citizen to have been prosecuted for assisting the anti-Government militia in Ukraine. While in the country, he gave a Read more...