United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19788/all en Prince William follows up his wedding with two mountain rescues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110505/prince-william-wedding-mountain-search-and-rescue <p> The prince is back at work, and has already been involved in two mountain rescues in windswept north Wales.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110505/prince-william-wedding-mountain-search-and-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 United Kingdom United Kingdom Thu, 05 May 2011 21:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5642837 at http://www.globalpost.com Wimbledon: Day one (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652362 LONDON — Photo highlights of the first day of the classic tennis tournament in Wimbledon.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports United Kingdom Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5652362 at http://www.globalpost.com Summer solstice revels around the world (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652624 The summer solstice is the longest day of the year due to the Earth's rotation and is the official start of summer, or winter, depending on which hemisphere you live.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652624" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science United Kingdom Europe Solar Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Science United Kingdom Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:11:00 +0000 News Desk 5652624 at http://www.globalpost.com The Duchess Diaries: Kate Middleton's new life (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5653006 LONDON — Photos of Kate Middleton as Duchess of Cambridge, a new member of the British royal family.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5653006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William United Kingdom Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5653006 at http://www.globalpost.com At Glastonbury gig, U2 faces protest over dodging Irish taxes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/u2-plays-glastonbury-festival-protesters-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Art Uncut activists bring huge balloon to muddy music event, saying "U Pay Your Tax 2," but they are tackled and scuffles break out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Ireland&#39;s most-successful band U2 and its frontman Bono were accused of <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/violence-erupts-as-u2-rocks-glastonbury-20110625-1gkbg.html">dodging taxes</a> in their home country by protesters at the group&#39;s first performance at England&#39;s Glastonbury Festival, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.</p> <p> As Bono and his bandmates took to the Pyramid Stage at the huge, muddy outdoor <a href="http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Glastonbury-U2-Tax-Demo-Threatened-By-Activists-Art-Uncut-Telling-Bono-To-Pay-Up/Article/201106416017864?lpos=Showbiz_News_First_Media_Article_Teaser_Region__0&amp;lid=ARTICLE_16017864_Glastonbury_U2_Tax_Demo_Threatened_By_Activists_Art_Uncut_Telling_Bono_To_Pay_Up">music festival</a>, activists from the direct action group Art Uncut inflated a 20-foot balloon emblazoned with the message &ldquo;U Pay Your Tax 2,&quot; Sky News reported.</p> <p> As the activists tried to release the <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/glastonbury/8598100/Violent-scenes-break-out-in-the-crowd-at-U2s-long-awaited-Glastonbury-debut.html">balloon</a> over the crowd of about 50,000, security personnel wrestled them to the ground and deflated the balloon, sparking angry clashes with about 30 protesters, with several of them pinned against a fence near the stage, according to the Telegraph. There were no arrests.</p> <p> One of the Art Uncut group members said: &ldquo;That was totally over the top. He threatened to hit me.&rdquo;</p> <p> U2 was criticized in 2006 when the band reportedly shifted most of its <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/24/uk.u2.tax.protest/">business affairs</a> from Ireland to the Netherlands, where royalties on music incur virtually no tax, after the Irish government cut tax breaks for income earned from &quot;works of artistic merit,&quot; CNN reported.</p> <p> Bono, guitarist The Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen are among Ireland&#39;s wealthiest residents, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Forbes magazine estimated the band earned $195 million last year.</p> <p> Art Uncut says that while Bono campaigns against poverty in the developing world, his very wealthy group has run out on paying Irish taxes at a time when the country desperately needs the money. Ireland, which has received an international bailout, is dealing with difficult spending cuts, tax increases and unemployment as it tries to pull its debt-burdened economy out of danger of bankruptcy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/u2-plays-glastonbury-festival-protesters-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ireland Music United Kingdom Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle Ireland United Kingdom Weird Wide Web Sat, 25 Jun 2011 05:03:38 +0000 News Desk 5655106 at http://www.globalpost.com Kate Middleton and Prince William go to Wimbledon http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5660796 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her sister, Pippa Middleton, have traded the royal court for the tennis courts lately. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5660796" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William United Kingdom Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5660796 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain accuses Iran of secret nuclear-missile tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110629/britain-accuses-iran-secret-nuclear-missile-tests <p> Saudi Arabia has said that it will build nuclear weapons if there is evidence that Iran is close to developing them</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110629/britain-accuses-iran-secret-nuclear-missile-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear United Kingdom United Nations Conflict Zones War Europe Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Saudi Arabia United Kingdom Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:16:00 +0000 News Desk 5661958 at http://www.globalpost.com Kate Middleton and Prince William visit Canada (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669487 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make a regal visit to Canada and California. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669487" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William Queen Elizabeth II Stephen Harper Travel/Tourism United Kingdom World Leaders Diplomacy Canada United Kingdom Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:04:00 +0000 News Desk 5669487 at http://www.globalpost.com Tabloid's former editor arrested over hacking scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110708/andy-coulson-arrest-news-world-rupert-murdoch <p> The BBC reported that &ldquo;a number of suited men&rdquo; understood to be police, entered Coulson&#39;s South London home &ldquo;with large plastic crates&rdquo; at about midday local time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110708/andy-coulson-arrest-news-world-rupert-murdoch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron United Kingdom Europe Politics United Kingdom Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:57:00 +0000 News Desk 5669820 at http://www.globalpost.com Hot potato finding: scientists map genetic code http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/potato-genome-breakthrough-scotland-genetic-code In a discovery that could boost the world's food security, an international team of researchers has decoded the genome of the potato.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/potato-genome-breakthrough-scotland-genetic-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5670083 at http://www.globalpost.com Cross words in NoW crosswords http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110711/cross-words-now-crosswords <!--paging_filter--><p> News International executive Rebekah Brooks has been <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/world/brooks-catastrophe-last-laugh-for-notw-staff-as-final-crossword-takes-aim-at-rebekah-20110711-1h9p4.html">abused and mocked </a>by sacked staff in the News of the World&rsquo;s final crossword puzzle.</p> <p> Brooks reportedly used two loyal proofreaders to &ldquo;sanitize&rdquo; Sunday&rsquo;s final edition, should there be any headlines or copy that directed abuse her way, following the loss of 200 jobs at the now-defunct paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110711/cross-words-now-crosswords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5670100 at http://www.globalpost.com Kate Middleton gives Prince William an LA kiss (PHOTOS and VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670163 <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the hottest celebrities in LA this weekend, as they attended posh events by night and helped at charity events by day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670163" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 Duchess of Cambridge Duke of Cambridge Jennifer Lopez Kate Middleton Los Angeles Prince William Travel/Tourism United Kingdom United States of America Entertainment Technology United Kingdom United States Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:46:00 +0000 News Desk 5670163 at http://www.globalpost.com Assange in court with new approach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110713/assange-court-new-approach <!--paging_filter--><p> Wikileaks founder <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303812104576441462672745124.html">Julian Assange </a>is back in court with new lawyers and new stratergy as he fights extradition proceeding, which would see him face trial in Sweden over sex allegations.</p> <p> Known for being outspoken &ndash; particularly on the steps of court &ndash; Assange made a <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-13/wikileaks-assange-extradition-appeal/2792358">tight-lipped entrance </a>and exit from court in the UK yesterday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110713/assange-court-new-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home United Kingdom Wikileaks Europe United Kingdom Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:50:00 +0000 News Desk 5670322 at http://www.globalpost.com TV producer found guilty of stalking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110714/tv-producer-found-guilty-stalking <!--paging_filter--><p> A television producer is likely to be jailed for stalking a former classmate in the UK after he searched for her on the internet 40,000 times.</p> <p> According to a report in the <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8636258/TV-producer-faces-jail-for-stalking-his-former-classmate.html">Telegraph</a>, Elliot Fogel, 36, was convicted of breaching a restraining order for the third time in an eight-year obsessive campaign against Claire Waxman.</p> <p> The pair attended college together in the 1990s, where Ms Waxman rebuffed Fogel&rsquo;s advances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110714/tv-producer-found-guilty-stalking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Thu, 14 Jul 2011 06:42:00 +0000 News Desk 5670483 at http://www.globalpost.com Pink Floyd guitarist's son jailed for rioting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110715/pink-floyd-guitarists-son-jailed-rioting <!--paging_filter--><p> Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist, Dave Gilmour was jailed today for <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/15/charlie-gilmour-jailed-david-son-pink-floyd">16 months </a>after going on a rampage during demonstations last year in Central London over university fees.</p> <p> Witnesses reported the Cambridge University student was seen hanging from a Union flag on the Cenotaph (war memorial) and leaping on to the bonnet of a Jaguar car that formed part of a convoy carrying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110715/pink-floyd-guitarists-son-jailed-rioting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5670622 at http://www.globalpost.com