David Carrick: London Metropolitan Police officer admits to dozens of offenses against women, including 24 cases of rape

London CNN – A serving officer in London’s Metropolitan Police has admitted to 49 offenses, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period, reigniting calls for urgent reform in the United Kingdom’s largest police force. David Carrick appeared at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital Monday to plead guilty to four counts of … Read more

Royal fans spot inconsistency over Meghan Markle’s first date outfit

Royal fans have spotted another inconsistency in Prince Harry’s memoir regarding the outfit Meghan Markle wore on their first date. In his bombshell biography Spare, which hit the shelves on Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex, 38, recounted the moment he first laid eyes on his wife when they met at 76 Dean Street in London, … Read more

Dish from Harry, one of their own, could fuel royal change

LONDON (AP) – In public, they present a united front – always. But Prince Harry has a very different story to tell about the British royals and the way they operate. Harry’s explosive memoirwith its damning allegations of a toxic relationship between the monarchy and the press, could accelerate the pace of change already under … Read more

Prince Harry admits he was ‘EMBARRASED’ to show Meghan his Nottingham Cottage home

Prince Harry admitted he was ’embarrassed’ to show Meghan Markle his home, Nottingham Cottage, and revealed his future wife likened it to a ‘frat house’. In his bombshell memoir Spare, which hit the shelves yesterday, the Duke of Sussex, 38, admitted that his London home – where he lived for six years – was ‘no … Read more

‘Moaning’ in Prince Harry’s ‘well-written’ memoir ‘should stay in the family’: Readers

Readers have praised Prince Harry’s explosive memoir as ‘raw’ and ‘well written’, but said the ‘naughty’ royal’s ‘moaning’ should have stayed in the Royal Family – as the controversial tell-all finally hits the shelves today. Bookshops across the UK opened early this morning, but queues were sparse with just one person waiting outside Waterstones’ flagship … Read more

Prince Harry accuses Camilla of ‘dangerous’ leaks to the media

LONDON (AP) – Prince Harry has accused his stepmother, Camilla, the queen consort, of leaking private conversations to the media to burnish her own reputation as he promotes a new book that lays bare his story of his life behind palace walls. In interviews broadcast Sunday and Monday, Harry accused members of the royal family … Read more

Ukraine war: Zelenskyy hails US aid, Abramovich wealth ‘reorganization’, Orthodox Christmas

1. ‘Exactly what is needed’: Zelensky hails US military aid Ukraine’s president praised the US on Friday for promising to supply it with tank-killing armored vehicles, as part of a new multibillion-dollar package of military aid. Volodymyr Zelenskyy said they are “exactly what is needed” for Ukrainian troops as they fight Russia’s invading force. On … Read more

A long-term illness crisis is threatening the UK economy

A queue of ambulances outside the Royal London Hospital emergency department on Nov. 24, 2022, in London. In the UK, the number of “economically inactive” people — those neither working nor looking for a job — between the ages of 16 and 64 rose by more than 630,000 since 2019. Leon Neal/Getty Images LONDON — … Read more

Holiday advice for home bartenders, plus 4 festive cocktails

LONDON (AP) — Looking to create a bit of winter luxury when tending the bar at home this holiday season? London’s top cocktail makers have some tips. “Christmas is a special time when you want to join friends and family. And sometimes, the centerpiece of any happiness is to have a good drink,” says Salvatore … Read more

Suspect in 1988 Lockerbie bombing now in US custody

Washington — Authorities in Scotland and the US said Sunday that the Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed a passenger plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 is now in US custody. A Justice Department spokesman confirmed the US had taken custody of Abu Agila Mohammad Masud and “he is expected to make … Read more