The 2012 London Olympics opened in spectacular fashion Friday night when, after a star-studded show, seven unknown teenage athletes lit the Olympic cauldron that will burn for the duration of the games. British newspapers proudly hailed it with headlines claiming “London Sets The World Alight.”
Five people have been arrested after intruders gained access to the roof at the Syrian embassy in central London.
Passengers ‘mutinied’ on a flight from Heathrow after a thunderstorm left them waiting for take-off for almost seven hours. Trouble erupted after a Beirut-bound Middle East Airlines plane, with 230 passengers aboard, had to abort a 5pm take-off on Thursday, having already missed its original 1pm departure slot.
LONDON — A dissident Irish Republican group warned Monday that it planned to set off a bomb in London a day ahead of a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland, police said.