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  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • The players and key issues driving Britain's elections Thursday

    The players and key issues driving Britain's elections Thursday
    The long campaign that culminates in Britain's national elections Thursday has been filled with drama. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party has been touting low unemployment and other economic virtues as a reason for voters to...
  • Danish premier travels to Wales to support British husband

    Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s. Her office said Wednesday Helle Thorning-Schmidt will be in the South...
  • Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival

    Britain's political leaders visited factories, farms, supermarkets and schools Wednesday on the final day of campaigning before an election predicted to be excruciatingly close and frustratingly indecisive. The election race drew to a bumpy close for the...
  • UK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job

    A British financial trader accused of helping to set off a "flash crash" on Wall Street in 2010 from his London home claimed Wednesday he was just good at his job as he fights extradition to the U.S. U.S. authorities have accused Navinder Singh Sarao,...
  • Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival

    Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival
    As Britain's political leaders spent a final day campaigning Wednesday, the election race drew to a bumpy close for the U.K. Independence Party, which suspended a candidate for saying he would shoot his Conservative opponent. Robert Blay, who was...
  • Tired of the world, the British go to vote

    Tired of the world, the British go to vote
    A pop quiz ahead of Thursday's national elections in Britain: Can you identify which two of the following three topics have been major campaign issues? The economy. Russia's incursion into Ukraine. Bacon sandwiches. Maybe you guessed it. There's...
  • UK police arrest 7 in fraud linked to Syria extremists

    British police say they have arrested seven men as part of an investigation into an alleged fraud linked to extremists in Syria. Counterterrorism officers raided six locations in the London area and detained the seven on Wednesday. The men, aged 21 to...
  • Rise of Scottish National Party is transforming Britain's elections

    Rise of Scottish National Party is transforming Britain's elections
    When Britain’s national elections are held Thursday, there's a solid chance John Alexander will opt for the Scottish National Party, the group that led September’s failed separatist campaign, even though he favors unity. Like many voters...
  • Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

    David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it. For much of the month-long campaign, Cameron has appeared relaxed — even disengaged. Critics say Cameron doesn't seem as hungry to win as...
  • Britain's election: A muddle across the pond

     Britain's election: A muddle across the pond
    Americans exasperated by the gridlock in Washington sometimes look enviously at Britain, where the parliamentary system combines executive and legislative duties and the prime minister almost always gets his or her way. Unlike a president who may face a...