The influx of visitors set to hit London for the Olympics have raised concerns the transport system cannot handle the extra weight. Airport delays, strikes and congestion could see London grind to a halt as 5 million visitors overload the city.
The epic efforts of UK Arctic heroes who braved icy waters during World War II to maintain vital supply lines to the Soviet Union may finally be recognized at home. The British PM has ordered a medals review after years of campaigning from veterans.
As Vladimir Putin prepares to take office, fugitive Boris Berezovsky is offering $16.7 million to anyone who detains Putin at his inauguration. The sum has increased ten-fold since his previous offer, evidently ignoring the economic crisis.
Bahraini authorities have arrested Nabeel Rajab, rights activist and foremost critic of the Al Khalifa regime, as they continue their brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. It comes after he was interviewed on Julian Assange’s “The World Tomorrow.”
Thirty years after the UK and Argentina fought over the remote Falkland Islands, the war continues to resonate in both countries. Historian Hugh Bicheno says Britain has not learned from the conflict and the islands are still vulnerable to invasion.
Counter-Jihad movements that inspired Anders Breivik’s Norway massacre are growing in influence in the US and Europe: a recent report by UK activist group Hope not Hate has mapped their spread, and the links between them.