• China Nov 4, 2019

    Vietnam Arrests 8 More in Britain Trucks Deaths

    Police in Vietnam have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead inside a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. Police said the eight were arrested Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas as the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy continues. They did not give any...

  • HBO Oct 30, 2019

    HBO Orders 10 Episodes of ‘Game of Thrones' Prequel

    HBO is green-lighting a new “Game of Thrones” prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable channel said Tuesday that it’s given a 10-episode order to “House of the Dragon,” set 300 years before the original series that ended its eight-season run in May. The prequel is based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” HBO said....

  • HBO Oct 30, 2019

    HBO Orders 10 Episodes of ‘Game of Thrones' Prequel

    HBO is green-lighting a new “Game of Thrones” prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable channel said Tuesday that it’s given a 10-episode order to “House of the Dragon,” set 300 years before the original series that ended its eight-season run in May. The prequel is based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” HBO said....

  • DRIVER Oct 27, 2019

    UK Police Free 3 Suspects on Bail in Truck Deaths Case

    British police released three people on bail Sunday after questioning them in the deaths of 39 people found hidden in a shipping container in southeastern England. A 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman — both from the northern English town of Warrington— and a 46-year-old man from Northern Ireland were questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The...

  • United Kingdom Oct 23, 2019

    39 People Found Dead in Truck Container in Southeast England

    Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain’s worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together where they were from and how they came to be in England. “To put...

  • United Kingdom Oct 13, 2019

    Brexit Divorce Talks Between UK and EU Go Down to the Wire

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his Cabinet Sunday on the progress of last-minute Brexit talks with the European Union, amid signs of progress but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of a deal. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct. 31, and attempts to find a deal have foundered over plans for keeping an...

  • European Union Oct 12, 2019

    Brexit Negotiators Set to Work Through the Weekend

    British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week’s summit of EU leaders. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, said they could see a “pathway” forward...

  • United States Oct 9, 2019

    Ex-UK Prime Minister to Visit Boston for Mayflower's 400th Anniversary

    A former prime minister of the United Kingdom will visit Boston next year for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing. During his visit, Sir John Major will receive the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service.

  • Chief Oct 3, 2019

    Boris Johnson Presents New Brexit Plan To UK Parliament

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Thursday to build a coalition in the House of Commons to support his fresh Brexit approach _ even as European leaders offered a guarded welcome to the measure. Johnson pitched his message to lawmakers whose constituencies voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum. The prime minister argued that changes to proposed...

  • BOSTON Sep 20, 2019

    A Stitch in Time: Tapestry Immortalizes ‘Game of Thrones'

    Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of “Game of Thrones” in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail.

  • Europe Aug 31, 2019

    Crowds Gather in UK Cities to Protest Johnson's Brexit Plans

    Crowds are gathering in London and other major British cities to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament for part of the period before the Brexit deadline in two months. Several thousand protesters gathered near Johnson’s residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, while others protested in in Belfast, York and others cities to show determination to block...

  • United Kingdom Jul 21, 2019

    Lowry Wins British Open in Celebrated Return to Emerald Isle

    The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a raging wind and pouring rain, Lowry kept telling his caddie...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2019

    Trump Tells D-Day Veterans They're Among Greatest Americans

    On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion, saying they “they came wave after wave without question, without hesitation and without complaint.” Trump joined other world leaders at Normandy American Cemetery in France to honor those who died and participated in the...

  • NBC May 29, 2019

    Kit Harington Checks Into Treatment Center to Work on ‘Personal Issues'

    Kit Harington is putting his health first. The 32-year-old “Game of Thrones” star has checked into a wellness retreat. “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” his rep tells E! News.

  • NBC May 29, 2019

    ‘GoT' Star Kit Harington Checks Into Wellness Retreat

    Kit Harington is taking time for self-care before embarking on his next chapter. The “Game of Thrones” star is seeking help for “stress,” “negative emotions” and alcohol as he copes with the end of his HBO hit, Page Six reports. Find out how his inner circle, including wife and former co-star Rose Leslie, has reacted to his decision.

  • HBO May 21, 2019

    Everything We Know About the ‘Game Of Thrones' Spinoff

    Who’s ready to go back to Westeros? “Game of Thrones” fans won’t have to wait too long for another epic adventure. HBO has reportedly begun filming the pilot for its upcoming spinoff “The Long Night,” starring Naomi Watts

  • social media May 13, 2019

    Aaron Rodgers Made His ‘Game of Thrones' Appearance – Did You Spot Him?

    It was quick, but Aaron Rodgers did make an appearance on “Game of Thrones” Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers quarterback confirmed.

  • journalist Apr 24, 2019

    UK and Irish Leaders Attend Funeral of Journalist Lyra McKee

    The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a funeral service attended by British and Irish leaders alongside mourners in superhero T-shirts and colorful Harry Potter scarves. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Ireland’s President, Michael D. Higgins, were among hundreds of people celebrating...

  • journalist Apr 23, 2019

    N. Ireland: Woman Arrested in Slaying of Journalist McKee

    The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The arrest of the 57-year-old under the Terrorism Act came as an Irish Republican Army splinter group admitted that one of its “volunteers” killed journalist McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in...

  • United States Apr 21, 2019

    Police in Northern Ireland Release Two Teens in Killing of Lyra McKee

    Authorities in Northern Ireland released two teenagers arrested in connection with last week’s fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee, police said and NBC News reported Sunday. The two unidentified men, ages 18 and 19, were set free without charge after their arrest Saturday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement. Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy pleaded for witnesses...

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