Arts Nov 30Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died.
Health Nov 29UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days
Britain says it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as the country aims to launch an inoculation program within days.
World Nov 23Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan
Johnson confirmed to lawmakers that on Dec. 2 the government will lift the stay-at-home instruction introduced early this month to curb a new surge in coronavirus cases.
World Nov 19Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case
The Brexit trade negotiations have been suspended at a crucial stage because an EU negotiator has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Politics Nov 08UK’s Johnson, praised by Trump, seeks new UK bond with Biden
Boris Johnson’s famous charm worked wonders on Donald Trump, but he faces a tougher audience in Joe Biden.
World Oct 31England to enter new lockdown as UK virus cases pass million
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks.
Arts Oct 31Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90
Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave and fearless secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90.
World Oct 267 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid
Police say seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking.
World Oct 12U.K. unveils 3-level lockdown plan, Liverpool at highest risk
The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops.
Arts Oct 08American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel literature prize
American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her "candid and uncompromising" work, becoming the first U.S. winner since Bob Dylan in 2016.