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  • Suspect in Litvinenko's death: he could have poisoned self

    One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko said Wednesday the former KGB officer may have accidentally killed himself with radioactive polonium. The statement by Dmitry Kovtun echoed earlier comments made by him...
  • British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria

    British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria
    British police fear two teenage boys who recently vanished from their homes have entered Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria. Authorities said Tuesday that they were “deeply concerned” for the welfare of the pair, who have not been...
  • Tony Blair warns of dangers of second term for Conservatives

    Former British leader Tony Blair waded into Britain's general election campaign Tuesday, warning of economic chaos should Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party win the race. Blair, an adept communicator known for his ability to cook down...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK arrests 3 teens stopped in Turkey on way to Syria

    Three male teens from Britain who reached Turkey before being deported to the U.K. and arrested are believed to be the latest examples of a worrying trend — the rising number of young Britons seeking to travel to Syria to join extremists there....
  • Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London

    Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London
    Swedish prosecutors have offered to fly to Britain to question Julian Assange over sexual assault accusations, a move that could end years of political and diplomatic deadlock. A formal request was made Friday by Marianne Ny, who leads the team...
  • UK politician: Son among Syria-bound Britons held in Turkey

    A local politician in Britain says his son is one of nine Britons arrested in Turkey while allegedly trying to get to Syria. Shakil Ahmed, a Labour Party councilor in Rochdale, northwest England, said Thursday he had believed his university student son...
  • No big winners or losers in Britain's 7-way election debate

    Britain's economy may be growing, but the main televised leaders' debate of its election was held in the shadow of the Great Recession. The economy, and the economic effects of immigration, dominated a showdown between Conservative Prime Minister David...
  • 9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says

    Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria. They were taken into custody in Hatay province, the military said in a statement Wednesday. The group of three men, two women and four children, was...