Virus-hit Rolls-Royce boosts finances with £5.0b plan

British aerospace giant Rolls-Royce, facing plunging demand as the coronavirus pandemic sparks an air transport crisis, launched plans Thursday to shore up its finances by up to £5.0 billion ($6.4 ...

Workers check a Rolls-Royce Trent 700 aircraft engine on the assembly line of the Airbus Beluga XL large transport aircraft in Blagnac, near Toulouse, south-western France. 20 March 2018.

Harvey Weinstein stripped of his British honour

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award following his conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress.

Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court in New York.

'Irreplaceable' stolen books recovered in Romania

Romanian prosecutors said Friday they had recovered around 200 centuries-old stolen books which disappeared from storage in Britain in 2017, including works by Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Dante ...

An Iraqi man reads a book at a shop in the Howeish book market in the holy city of Najaf, 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of Baghdad, on 16 August 2018. Photo: AFP

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Fish being served to pelicans by the national zoo employees (unseen) at Mirpur, Dhaka. A recent picture.

Assange warned he will be removed from extradition hearings if outbursts continue

Assange and WikiLeaks enraged the US government a decade ago by publishing thousands of secret American documents. Assange's supporters see him as a champion of free speech exposing abuses of power ...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father John Shipton is seen outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court ahead of a hearing to decide whether Assange should be extradited to the United States, in London, Britain, 8 September 2020.

UK judge rejects Assange bid to delay US extradition case

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, failed on Monday in a bid to further delay hearings that resumed after a pause of months ...

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, 13 January 2020.

Britain tightens online campaigning rules amid fears of interference in polls

Britain plans to tighten rules around online campaigning to make political parties and campaigners state more clearly who they are, the government said on Wednesday, seeking to allay fears about ...

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson speaks at RAF Lossiemouth, during a visit to the Highlands and Northern Isles of Scotland, in Moray, Scotland, Britain on 23 July 2020

Britain unveils plans to tackle 'obesity time bomb'

Alongside the ban on adverts before 9.00pm (2000 GMT), on food deals and plans for the calorific content of meals to be displayed on menus, the government will also launch a consultation on ...

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, 22 July 2020.

Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green dies at 73

He was barely out of his teens when he got his first big break in 1966, replacing Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers — initially for just a week in 1965 after Clapton abruptly took off for a ...

In this file photo dated 7 April 2001, Peter Green, backstage before performing with his own band, Peter Green's Splinter Group, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in New York.

Man parades down Oxford Street wearing nothing but mask

A man strolled down central London's most popular shopping street on Friday with only a mask to cover his nudity, leaving passerbys astounded, amused and shocked.

A man wearing a surgical mask as G-string walks past a woman, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, on Oxford Street in London, Britain, 24 July 2020.
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