• Tom Moore Jan 31

    100-Year-Old Vet Who Raised Millions for UK Health Service Tests Positive for Covid-19

    Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

  • Justin Bieber Dec 14, 2020

    Justin Bieber, UK Health Workers Team Up for Charity Song

    Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a charity Christmas single.

  • leader Sep 15, 2019

    British Prime Minister's Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

    To some, he’s a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful aide — dubbed “Boris’ brain” by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media attention, yet has been played onscreen by “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch. Since taking office two months...

  • United Kingdom Sep 14, 2019

    Former British PM David Cameron ‘Sorry' for Creating Brexit Divisions

    The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. “I...

  • director Sep 18, 2018

    Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy Offers an Ever-More-Common Cure

    Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight disabling fears of flying, heights, spiders or dogs. And the surge in products is bringing VR to more therapists’ offices. Experts predict people with mild phobias will...

  • Instagram Aug 15, 2018

    Adele Shares Story of Best Friend Who Suffered Postpartum Psychosis

    Adele had a message for new moms when she shared the story of her best friend, who suffered a serious mental illness after giving birth to her first child. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the singer urged new moms to “talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life.”

  • social media Apr 28, 2018

    Sick British Toddler at Center of Legal Battle Dies

    Alfie Evans, the sick British toddler whose parents won support from Pope Francis during a protracted legal battle over his treatment, died early Saturday. He was 23 months old. Kate James and Tom Evans made the announcement on social media, saying they were “heartbroken.” The death of Alfie, who had a rare degenerative brain condition that left him in a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2018

    Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert Resigning

    White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert is resigning, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Bossert has been one of the public faces of President Donald Trump’s national security team, often briefing the press on the administration’s plans. But the team is in transition after John Bolton replaced H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. Bolton’s first day was Monday. Bossert’s is...

  • New York Dec 26, 2017

    North Korea UN Ambassador Demands US Prove Ransomware Claim

    North Korea’s envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a “baseless provocation” being used to generate tensions. Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late Monday that Pyongyang sees...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2017

    Trump Administration Blames North Korea for Big Ransomware Attack

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a “careless and reckless” ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters at a White House briefing that North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that...

  • Kim Jong Un Nov 9, 2017

    North Korea, Ever So Cautiously, Is Going Online

    Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other on their smart phones. In the wallets of the privileged are “Jonsong” or “Narae” cards for e-shopping and online banking....

  • European Union Mar 19, 2017

    EU Citizens in UK Anxiously Seek Security Before Brexit

    Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him that his application for permanent residence had been rejected and he should prepare to leave the U.K....
    As a European Union citizen, he is legally entitled to live in Britain, and last year’s decision by U.K. voters to leave the...

  • United States Dec 8, 2016

    UK Regulators Fine Pfizer Over $100M for Epilepsy Drug Price Hike

    British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfizer and Flynn Pharma charged “excessive and unfair prices” for the drug used by 48,000 people in Britain, the Competition and Markets Authority said. Pfizer was fined 84.2...

  • United Kingdom Dec 25, 2015

    Charity Song Claims UK's Christmas No. 1 – With Justin Bieber Boost

    The National Health Service Choir has beaten Justin Bieber to capture Britain’s official Christmas No. 1 song — and he’s OK with that.

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