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  • Suspect in Litvinenko death says he'll take part in inquiry

    A prime suspect in the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko appears to have broken his silence to say he will cooperate with a British inquiry into the death. Inquiry attorney Robin Tam said Thursday that a man calling himself Dmitry...
  • UK woman arriving from Istanbul arrested over terror fears

    British police say they have arrested a 21-year-old woman arriving from Istanbul on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. The Metropolitan Police said the British woman was arrested Thursday morning at Luton airport. She was being questioned at a London...
  • UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country's troops, officials said Thursday. Britain's defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces' defensive capability in their...
  • Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation

    Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation
    Britain may be famous for preserving its royal DNA, but a genetic analysis of the nation is providing new insights into the "story of the masses," according to scientists. Researchers announced Wednesday that they had created the world's first fine-...
  • UK government offers giveaways in budget ahead of election

    Without ditching its austerity prescription for the U.K. economy, the Conservative-led government announced a series of mini-giveaways Wednesday that it hopes will bear dividends at what is expected to be the tightest general election in decades. In...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • UK National Gallery picks Prado's Finaldi as new chief

    Britain's National Gallery has hired Gabriele Finaldi from Madrid's Prado to be the new director of the London institution, one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. The gallery said Wednesday that Finaldi, an expert in Italian and Spanish...
  • UK court puts travel ban on teen after brothers die in Syria

    A British court has banned a 16-year-old boy from traveling to stop him from following his three brothers, who fought with militants in Syria. Two of them died there. High Court judge Anthony Hayden said Tuesday to "keep this lad alive," he should be...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
  • Turkish reports claim smuggler for Islamic State worked for Canada

    ANKARA, Turkey A Syrian former army lieutenant who defected from the military three years ago has become the central figure in a tale of intrigue that ended last month in the flight to the Islamic State of three British schoolgirls. Everyone agrees...
  • Britain's shame: Evidence mounts of child-abuse cover-up

    A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become Britain's shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for decades. Several lawmakers said Tuesday that...