Heathrow Airport's controversial Terminal 5 is set to be opened by the Queen in a ceremony involving hundreds of airport and construction workers.
A dolphin has come to the rescue of two whales which had become stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Conservation officer Malcolm Smith told the BBC that he and a group of other people had tried in vain for an hour and a half to get the whales to sea.
Oil prices which reached 110.20 US dollars a barrel and the Euro which hit a new record high of 1.55 US dollars seem to have reduced the central banks concerted effort to a mere one day good intention.
London was voted the best European city to visit by international travelers in a TripAdvisor survey, despite also being voted the most expensive and dirtiest. In a poll of 1,100 travelers worldwide, London retained its place as the number one city in Europe for nightlife and was also voted the best in Europe for public parks.
United Kingdom is legally obliged to continue to send annual reports on Gibraltar until the UN General Assembly votes to remove the territory from its list of non self-governing territories, even if the UK believes that a territory has been decolonized.
An investigation is underway after 280 foreign tourists had to be rescued on Thursday when their cruise ship ran aground in the Aegean Sea, Greek officials said.
A Russian first deputy prime minister said this week that Russia has no territorial claims to Antarctica, and will strictly abide by an international convention on the continent, reports Novosti agency.
Areas of Britain that escaped the worst of the storms earlier this week woke up to a battering on Wednesday.
Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana told the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee that he believes that the New Constitution provides for a relationship between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom which is not colonial in nature.
European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet said he's concerned about the Euro appreciation after the currency kept hovering on record rates against the US dollar. It's the first time Trichet has specifically expressed worry about the Euro vis-ÃÂ -vis other currencies since November.