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  • Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes

    Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes
    The earliest citizens of America fought a revolutionary war to gain independence from the British, Richard Guy Wilson noted, but even though Americans won that war and would become the United States, England continued to hold a major influence over the...
  • Police acknowledge mistakes in dealing with missing girls

    British police acknowledged mistakes Saturday in dealing with the case of three schoolgirls who left the U.K. to join the Islamic State group after families complained authorities should have contacted them directly during their investigation into the...
  • Ward tops Isner in 5 sets, Britain leads US 2-0 in Davis Cup

    James Ward had just won an epic five-set Davis Cup match when he stumbled — almost zig-zagged — across the court and fell into teammate Andy Murray's arms. For once, Murray wasn't the toast of British tennis. Raising his game like he...
  • 911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat

    911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat
    In an eerily calm 911 call, an executive of the Achieve Financial Credit Union describes how his co-worker is strapped to a bomb and headed to the New Britain branch with a "perpetrator" to "clear out cash." The 911 call came in at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 23...
  • Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong

    A British parliamentary committee on Friday urged the U.K. government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong, warning that failing to do so could damage Britain's reputation there. The Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report that...
  • Britain has enduring responsibility for democracy in Hong Kong, report says

    Britain has an “enduring moral responsibility” to ensure that Hong Kong is “democratic, stable and prosperous,” and diplomats should do more to uphold the treaty that governed the former territory’s return to China 18 years...
  • Turkey detains suspect who allegedly helped UK girls join IS

    A foreign intelligence operative suspected of helping three British schoolgirls join the Islamic State group in Syria has been detained, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said the suspect helped the teenagers even though he or she...
  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
  • UK military health care provider with Ebola coming back

    A British military health care worker in Sierra Leone who has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus is being transferred back to Britain for specialist treatment. Officials said Thursday she would be treated at the isolation unit at the Royal Free...
  • Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

    Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England
    Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its...
  • Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'

    Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'
    In the new film "'71," set in bloody Northern Ireland during the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants, a young soldier must find his way back to his barracks. It's a story both simple and filled with complexities, a gripping, straight-ahead chase...