British police said Thursday they had arrested a man who climbed the perimeter wall and entered the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
During the incident, which took place on Wednesday evening, the 41-year-old man was in the palace grounds for seven minutes before he was found by police and arrested on suspicion of trespassing.Full Story
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has confirmed that he is the illegitimate son of a one-time private secretary to Winston Churchill, after a newspaper reported the discovery late Friday.
Welby, the most senior figure in the Anglican Communion consisting of some 85 million Christians globally, said the news, reported in Saturday's edition of the Daily Telegraph, had come as a "complete surprise".Full Story
Cunning gentleman thieves have seduced romantics from the days of Robin Hood through to Hollywood's heyday -- and now London is transfixed by the real-life antics of the "Wimbledon Prowler".
The prolific burglar is suspected of carrying out hundreds of break-ins around one of London's most exclusive neighborhoods, making off with assets worth more than £10 million ($14 million, 12 million euros).Full Story
Young people could be the deciding factor in whether Britain stays in the EU, according to an opinion poll released Sunday, which put the Leave campaign in the lead.
The online survey for The Observer newspaper found support for Britain to quit the 28-country bloc was at 43 percent, with the campaign to stay in the EU on 39 percent.Full Story
Britain said Saturday it was sending more troops to Iraq to bolster its mission training up the armed forces taking on the Islamic State jihadist group.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said a further 30 troops would be deployed to provide training in logistics and bridge-building, as well as specialist medical staff.Full Story
Prime Minister David Cameron stands accused of unleashing "Project Fear" to try and keep Britain in the EU at a June referendum -- but experts say both camps are resorting to negative campaign tactics to win support.
Cameron's old friend and nemesis Boris Johnson, who came out for Brexit in a surprise snub to the premier last month, has led the attacks with a string of well-crafted broadsides accusing the "Remain" camp of scaremongering.Full Story
Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Saturday came out fighting for Britain to leave the European Union, warning that the country had "given away control of our destiny".
The charismatic politician electrified the campaign for the June 23 referendum by declaring last weekend that he backed a so-called Brexit, positioning himself against Prime Minister David Cameron.Full Story
EU president Donald Tusk insisted on Wednesday that the bloc's top court cannot overrule Britain's renegotiation deal, weighing into a debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and a top minister.
British Justice Secretary Michael Gove -- who backs a British exit from the European Union -- said earlier in the day that the agreement by Cameron and European leaders at a Brussels summit last week was not legally binding.Full Story
Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday warned that Britain's departure from the European Union would threaten its economic and national security, as the pound plunged on Brexit concerns.
"Leaving Europe would threaten our economic and our national security," Cameron said in a report to parliament after dozens of MPs from his own Conservative party said they will vote for Brexit, including London mayor Boris Johnson.Full Story