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  • Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match

    Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup...
  • UK fraud office probes central bank auctions

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it is investigating Bank of England auctions in 2007 and 2008 that were designed to inject cash into the banking system during the financial crisis. The announcement late Wednesday came as Britain's central bank...
  • British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations...
  • 2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism

    British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers. The Metropolitan Police said the men, aged 23 and 29, were detained in London Wednesday on...
  • British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

    A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, an ex-Royal Marine, was shot dead March 2 in the front-line village of Tel...
  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students. The second-in-line to the throne is on a...
  • Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny

    Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi describing to the Muslim advocacy group CAGE...
  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony
    Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Prince William visits China after tour of Japan
    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
    Police investigating the disappearance of three British teenage girls say they believe they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria. Authorities believe the girls could be on their way to join the Islamic State group. British police...
  • Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria

    Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria
    Pressure mounted on British counter-terrorism authorities Monday to explain why they failed to stop three teenage girls from boarding a flight to Turkey on what their families fear was a journey to join Islamic State in Syria. “The security...