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  • This time, King Richard III will get a more regal farewell

    Furniture maker Michael Ibsen is used to clients asking for custom-made pieces such as specially designed bookshelves or doors or cupboards. But the call to construct a coffin for his royal ancestor, who was immortalized by William Shakespeare, is by...
  • A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III

    A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III
    A hush descended on the crowd as the oak coffin inched into view. The narrow streets in Leicester’s city center, typically bustling with shoppers on a Sunday afternoon, were packed but virtually motionless as a scene from Britain’s heraldic...
  • Police: No Imminent Arrests In Attempted New Britain Bank Robbery

    Police: No Imminent Arrests In Attempted New Britain Bank Robbery
    NEW BRITAIN — Police are well into the second week of investigating the attempted robbery of the Achieve Financial Credit Union, but said Wednesday they anticipate no imminent arrests. Investigators have released virtually no details since the day...
  • UK court bars 5 girls from travel over Syria fears

    A British judge has barred five teenage girls from traveling after they showed an interest in going to Syria. High Court judge Anthony Hayden made the 15- and 16-year-olds wards of court, which prevents them from leaving England and Wales. He also...
  • UK teen sentenced to 22 years for plotting to kill soldier

    A judge on Friday sentenced a British teenager to 22 years in prison for plotting to behead a British soldier. Judge Timothy Pontius concluded that Brusthom Ziamani, 19, would have carried out the attack had he not been stopped by police in east London....
  • Anti-EU UKIP party suspends candidate over expense claim

    Britain's Euroskeptic U.K. Independence Party said Friday it has suspended a candidate in the upcoming general election over claims a member of her staff inflated a restaurant receipt to be claimed on European taxpayer-funded expenses. The allegation...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...