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  • Widow of murdered Russian agent Litvinenko says husband blamed Putin for Russia's many woes

    Former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko developed a powerful animosity toward Vladimir Putin, accusing the Russian leader of fomenting war and consorting with criminal gangs, the agent's widow testified Monday. Marina Litvinenko spoke at an inquiry...
  • British lawmakers approve 'three-parent baby' technology

    LONDON British lawmakers voted to legalize so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology on Tuesday, making their country the first to approve a controversial procedure designed to prevent the transmission of serious disease from mother to child....
  • British lawmakers approve ‘three-parent baby’ technology

    LONDON — British lawmakers voted to legalize so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology on Tuesday, making their country the first to approve a controversial procedure designed to prevent the transmission of serious disease from mother to...
  • BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports

    BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports
    LONDON -- The BBC is losing one of its most prized sports events, golf's British Open, to rival Sky. Sky Sports secured exclusive rights to televise the Open in a five-year deal from 2017-2021, the Royal and Ancient said on Tuesday. The oldest of...
  • Greece standoff sparks ire from US, UK over economic risks

    U.S. and British leaders are expressing frustration at Europe's failure to stamp out financial distress in Greece and the risk it poses to the global economy. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, whose government faces voters in three months,...
  • TV review: 'A Place to Call Home' charms like an Australian 'Downton Abbey'

    "Downton Abbey," now in the middle of its fifth season in the U.S., hits that sumptuous sweet spot for those who relish seeing how the Edwardian 1 percent coped with their luxuriant lives. It follows in that grand tradition of the American fascination...
  • Sex claims about Prince Andrew and prominent US lawyer reignite American financier's case

    First came the allegations late last year that Britain's Prince Andrew and a prominent American lawyer took part in a wealthy sex offender's abuse of teenage girls aboard private jets, in luxury homes and on the financier's Caribbean island. The story,...
  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists, 1 has been deported and 2 remain in jail

    Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a...
  • Oscar-nominated Cumberbatch calls for UK to pardon gay men convicted of 'gross indecency'

    Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the...
  • Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom

    Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom
    It will be all soccer, all the time as the Fire embark on their next phase of training. After a week of conditioning and relatively light workouts at home, the Fire were set to depart for the United Kingdom on Sunday for more intense work and —...
  • British politicians seek a touch of Churchill magic as they mark 50 years since his funeral

    Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic. Prime Minister David Cameron — facing pressure...