LONDON—For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth today to a healthy baby boy—a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.
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LONDON—Britain's top domestic security official today described the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter with a rare chemical agent as a “brazen and reckless act” that will be answered without hesitation when the facts become clear.
LONDON—With a dozen deep bongs, Britain's “Big Ben” sounded the hour for the last time today before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years.
The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every hour since 1859, becoming an iconic sound of London.
LONDON—British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament, throwing British politics into chaos.
The shock result could send Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union—due to start June 19—into disarray.
The pound lost more than two cents against the U.S. dollar.
LONDON—The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands more computers today as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life.
But no new large-scale outbreaks were reported, and British officials said a feared second wave of infections had not materialized.
LONDON—Lawmakers and lords, researchers and reporters, cleaners and catering staff returned to Britain's Parliament today as Britain's seat of government shook off its shock and got back to work after an attack that left two civilians and a policeman dead.
LONDON—Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly-divisive referendum campaign—toppling the prime minister today, sending global markets plunging, and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half-a-century ago to prevent World War III.
LONDON—British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” saga and other films, has died.
Rickman’s family said that the actor died early today in London at age 69 after a battle with cancer.
LONDON — Don’t set your watch by Big Ben.
Officials say the famous clock at Britain’s Parliament — used by Londoners for decades to check the time — has recently been slow by as much as six seconds.
The 156-year-old clock chimes every 15 minutes and emits deep bongs to mark the hour. Its inaccuracy was noticed by staff at BBC radio, which broadcasts the bongs live at 6 p.m.