Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth II at the state opening of Parliament today in the clearest signal yet she’ll become queen when her husband Prince Charles becomes king, according to an historian specializing in the British royal family.
David Cameron will speed up the patents applications process and simplify intellectual-property rights for design companies as part of his next legislative program, a person familiar with the U.K.’s premier’s plans said.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut down its MyBART site yesterday after a hacker obtained the contact information of at least 2,400 users, a move that the Internet group known as Anonymous said it orchestrated.
In Chicago on May 19, three men described by police as "self-proclaimed anarchists" were detained for stockpiling Molotov cocktails and conspiring to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and other targets.
"Ten reasons to be indignant about corruption," proclaimed the Oct. 26 issue of Brazilian news weekly Veja as it hit newsstands. On its cover, the magazine listed what could be done with the 85 billion reais "embezzled by corrupt Brazilians in the last year."
The U.K. Fire Brigades Union has called for a strike in London on one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters in protest over plans to change working conditions, which it has said will cost members their jobs.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will set out his government’s new legislative program today, with bills to overhaul the banking sector, pensions and employment law, said three people with knowledge of the proposals.