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  • European trial over man mistakenly killed by British police

    The British government went on trial Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights over the death of a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician, shot by police who thought he was a terrorist in the tense aftermath of deadly 2005 London subway bombings. Jean...
  • UK honors Waterloo soldiers on 200th anniversary of victory

    Britain has unveiled its first memorial to the thousands of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Waterloo as the 200th anniversary of the famous victory over the French nears. Descendants of those who died on the battlefield observed the...
  • UK bill for an in-out EU referendum passes first hurdle

    British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted a bill setting up a referendum on European Union membership over its first big hurdle in Parliament Tuesday, with Prime Minister David Cameron gaining support from the Labour opposition but facing unrest within...
  • From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting of the leaders of Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and...
  • Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him across Atlantic

    President Barack Obama's politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic Sunday, as he met with world leaders anxiously watching a debate on Capitol Hill that could impact the status of economic pacts with the Asia-Pacific...
  • Elections may set independent course for UK foreign policy

    PARIS -- The British general election early next month may prove as significant for Europe, and even for the United States, as for Britain itself. The British electorate must make an unprecedented choice among Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats,...
  • Dora K. Crawford

    Dora K. Crawford
    Dora K. Crawford, who during World War II deciphered messages that had been encoded by Germany's Enigma machines as part of Great Britain's secret Project Ultra, died April 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cardiopulmonary and renal failure. The...
  • In Britain, the stakeout is on as nation awaits newest royal

    In Britain, the stakeout is on as nation awaits newest royal
    "Is she here yet? Is she in labor?" a passerby asked the gaggle of reporters standing around the entrance to St. Mary's Hospital in London on a recent morning. The small child hanging off the woman's arm looked up expectantly, her eyes revealing her...
  • Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks

     Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks
    Elizabeth David was a 20th-century writer and cookbook author who first brought the vivid flavors, colors and imagery of the Mediterranean to war-weary Britons still living with food rationing. Her writings, her recipes and her scholarship continue to...
  • British intended to seize colonists' guns

    On April 18, 1775, British troops left Boston headed for the towns of Lexington and Concord. The next day was the first battle of the American Revolution, even though it would be another 15 months before the Declaration of Independence would be written....
  • Car Crashes Into CTfastrak Bus In New Britain

    Car Crashes Into CTfastrak Bus In New Britain
    NEW BRITIAN — Two people were taken to the hospital after crashing into a CTfastrak bus Friday night. At about 10:45 p.m., a car traveling westbound on Stanley Street ran a red light and struck the CTfastrak bus, which was traveling east on the...