Archie Battersbee, boy at heart of U.K. court battle, dies after life support ends

THE 12-year-old boy who had been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended the life-sustaining treatment his family had fought to continue. Archie Battersbee’s mother, Hollie Dance, said her son died at 12:15 pm, about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British courts had rejected … Read more

Boy at heart of UK court battle dies after life support ends

LONDON — A 12-year-old boy who has been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended life-sustaining treatment that was the subject of a lengthy court battle. Archie Battersbee’s mother, Hollie Dance, said he died at 12:15 pm, about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British … Read more

What are popular baby names associated with travel? See the lists

Baby Emma, ​​David or Elizabeth? Not for American parents Caitlin and Luke McNeal. Rather than naming their children after grandparents, biblical figures or the British monarchy, the couple chose the names of places that hold meaningful travel memories for them. “Kinsale was when we lived in Ireland, and we vacationed in Kinsale and fell in … Read more

2 UK leadership contenders spar over tax in TV debate

LONDON (AP) — The two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister sparred Monday over how to help families struggling with the soaring cost of living, meeting in a televised testy debate that highlighted the contrasting economic visions of the Conservative Party rivals. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss promised to cut taxes as soon as … Read more

Pope Francis authorized wire-tapping of financier

The Vatican authorized secret wiretaps on an Italian financial broker based in London who has been charged with defrauding the Holy See of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to leaked documents. Pope Francis granted investigators the power to bug phones, intercept emails and arrest anyone without approval from British judges, The Times of London … Read more

How a Dick Pic Helped Detectives Crack $30M Tamara Ecclestone Diamond Heist

LONDON—Scotland Yard busted the gang behind the biggest home invasion robbery in English legal history after one of the thieves couldn’t resist sending a dick pic to a member of staff at a budget hotel. The saga began with a luxury lifestyle Instagram post. Just before Christmas in 2019, Tamara Ecclestone—the model heiress daughter of … Read more

London fire department busiest day since WWII

An aerial view shows the rubble and destruction in a residential area following a large blaze the previous day, on July 20, 2022 in Wennington, Greater London. Leon Neal | Getty Images Europe is suffering under an unprecedented heat wave, leaving firefighters in London dealing with a huge surge in emergency calls. “Yesterday was the … Read more

London wakes up to the realities of heat wave hell as its European neighbors battle widespread wildfires

London — Some European nations were still battling their worst wildfires in decades Wednesday as the UK woke up to relief after its hottest day on record. As CBS News correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports, flames have become through tinder dry brush in an area covering thousands of miles from Greece to Portugal. The widespread heat … Read more

Italy could be headed for snap election as Draghi considers resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s Mario Draghi on Wednesday is due to tell lawmakers whether or not he’ll stay on as prime minister — in what could create further market volatility ahead of a crucial meeting of the European Central Bank later this week. Political … Read more