British army

  • New York City Nov 23, 2019

    Prince Andrew's Troubles Not Over Despite Change in Status

    Britain’s Prince Andrew continues to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 59-year-old prince, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s son, is struggling to stay at the helm of his Pitch&Palace charity, with some British media reports indicating he has already stepped down. A number...

  • facebook Nov 11, 2019

    Briton Who Helped Found Syria's White Helmets Dies in Turkey

    A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organization in Syria, was found dead in Istanbul early Monday, Turkish officials and the group said. James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to a mosque, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The Istanbul governor’s office said...

  • China Oct 29, 2019

    Nepal Man Shatters Record for Scaling World's Highest Peaks

    A Nepalese national shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height. The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks...

  • Attorney Aug 19, 2019

    Chief of Federal Prisons Removed After Epstein's Death

    Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons in the latest fallout over the death of Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody. Barr named a former director, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, to replace Hugh Hurwitz.

  • Germany Jul 3, 2019

    3-D Printing Recreates Ancient Sculpture Destroyed by ISIS

    A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what’s now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many artifacts from the Mosul Museum destroyed...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2019

    Prince Philip Marks 98th Birthday in Private

    Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private.

  • China May 29, 2019

    11 Climbers Died On Mount Everest This Season

    Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish, 62, became the second American to have died on Mount Everest in the last 10 days. Veteran climbers blame the deaths on overcrowding due to the Nepalese government selling too many permits. The government blames the bottleneck near Everest’s peak on bad weather.

  • NBC News Jan 3, 2019

    Calling All ‘Snowflakes': British Army Launches Recruitment Campaign for Millennials

    “Snowflakes,” “phone zombies,” “binge gamers” and “me me me millennials” are the focus of the British army’s latest recruitment campaign. Posters and billboards reminiscent of the famous World War I “Your Country Needs You” ads have been given a 21st-century twist, sending the message: “The army spots potential. Even if others don’t.” The U.K. has struggled to maintain its target...

  • Israel Jun 26, 2018

    Prince William Visits Israel's Holocaust Memorial

    Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the Duke of Cambridge through the museum’s exhibitions detailing Nazi Germany’s genocide of 6 million Jews during World War...

  • judge Jun 15, 2018

    UK Soldier Gets 18 Years for Tampering With Wife's Parachute

    A former British Army sergeant who tried to kill his wife by sabotaging her parachute so he could get her insurance money was sentenced Friday to at least 18 years in prison. Sgt. Emile Cilliers was convicted last month of two counts of attempted murder for the parachute tampering and sabotaging a gas valve at the couple’s home. Victoria Cilliers,...

  • judge Jun 15, 2018

    UK Soldier Gets 18 Years for Tampering With Wife's Parachute

    A former British Army sergeant who tried to kill his wife by sabotaging her parachute so he could get her insurance money was sentenced Friday to at least 18 years in prison. Sgt. Emile Cilliers was convicted last month of two counts of attempted murder for the parachute tampering and sabotaging a gas valve at the couple’s home. Victoria Cilliers,...

  • officer Dec 26, 2017

    End of An Era as ‘Doctor Who' Gets a New Star

    For millions of Britons, a traditional Christmas Day includes turkey, brussels sprouts, Christmas pudding — and a special seasonal episode of “Doctor Who.”

  • United States Jun 27, 2017

    Canadian Becomes First Woman to Lead Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

    The troop guarding Buckingham Palace has its first female commander after Canada’s Captain Megan Couto took over Monday, Reuters reported. The 24-year-old said she was honored to to lead her Canadian unit in the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the London palace, an event which regularly attracts thousands of tourists. Guard duties are normally carried out by a detachment...

  • Canada May 18, 2017

    101-Year-Old British WWII Vet Breaks Skydiving Record

    A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. Bryson William Verdun Hayes completed a tandem skydive with members of his extended family on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwest England. Among those jumping were Hayes’ son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter.

  • London Mar 23, 2017

    London Has Long Experience With Attacks

    London’s worst terrorist attack happened when four suicide bombers exploded backpacks filled with explosives on London’s public transportation in 2005, killing 52 people. Three of the men blew themselves up on the London Underground and one on a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour of July 7. About 700 people were injured. The four men were linked to al...

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