AP - Protesters who have camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral in central London for six days have forced the venerable cathedral to close to visitors for the first time since World War II, church officials said Friday.
A young Canadian musician has been named the newest organist at the Church of England’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London — and she’ll be the first woman to hold a job playing the church’s 320-year-old instrument.
In a letter to Russian officials, British star Paul McCartney expressed his support for Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Pussy Riot punk band who was sentenced to two years in jail after the scandalous performance in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral last yaer.
As First Nations activists shut down roads and bridges in protest last year, the Counter-Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of National Defence was watching. Closely.
All the while, behind the scenes, they were preparing to tell the media they were doing no such thing.
The Canadian Forces spent virtually all of 2013 keeping eyes on the Aboriginal protesters, out of fear that they could pose a threat to military personnel or intercept weapons shipments, according to documents obtained under Access to Information laws.
The head of St. Paul's Cathedral resigned over the church's handling of Occupy London protesters camped on its doorstep, saying widespread criticism of plans to evict the protesters has made his position "untenable."
Reuters - Dozens of protesters against economic inequality were effectively told they could remain camped outside London's landmark St Paul's Cathedral for another nine days while a judge decides whether to listen to their appeal against eviction.