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.
World Sep 22U.K. prime minister orders new restrictions as COVID cases surge: ‘This virus is a fact of our lives’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Britons on Tuesday that they should not expect to return to a normal social or work life for at least six months.
World Sep 14British prime minister defends Brexit agreement rewrite, calls E.U. ‘unreasonable’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain's divorce deal with the European Union is a necessary insurance policy against the bloc's unreasonable behavior.
Arts Sep 10‘Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Diana Rigg dies at 82
Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series "The Avengers" to fantasy juggernaut "Game of Thrones," has died. She was 82.
World Sep 07U.K. judge rejects bid to delay Julian Assange extradition hearing
The adjournment request came on the first day of a London court hearing where Assange is fighting American prosecutors' attempt to send him to the U.S. to stand trial on spying charges.
Education Aug 17U.K. scraps exam grading system that enraged students, parents
The head of the country's exam regulator acknowledged Monday that the system had caused "real anguish and damaged public confidence."…
World Aug 123 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland
British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to the hospital with injuries after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather.
Health Aug 06U.K. says 50 million face masks it bought might not be safe
The masks were part of a 252 million pound ($332 million) contract the government signed with investment firm Ayanda Capital in April. Papers filed in a court case reveal that the masks won't be distributed because they have ear loops…
Arts Jul 31Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express,’ dies at 76
British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness.
World Jul 16Britain, the United States and Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials
The three nations alleged Thursday that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and believed to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical coronavirus research institutions involved in vaccine development.