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  • Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

    David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it. For much of the month-long campaign, Cameron has appeared relaxed — even disengaged. Critics say Cameron doesn't seem as hungry to win as...
  • Britain's election: A muddle across the pond

     Britain's election: A muddle across the pond
    Americans exasperated by the gridlock in Washington sometimes look enviously at Britain, where the parliamentary system combines executive and legislative duties and the prime minister almost always gets his or her way. Unlike a president who may face a...
  • UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

    Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner. Polls put the Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck,...
  • Unruly Britannia

    LONDON -- They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister -- David...
  • British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty

    British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days — even weeks — to form a new government. In the past five weeks, investors have held off making...
  • A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute...
  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess...
  • Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London

    Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London
    It was late morning on a recent bright, sunny day when Abdul Hadi Arwani, a prominent Syrian-born preacher, parked his car on a residential street in northwest London. Children were still off school for spring break and British workers had just finished...
  • Royal couple names Britain's new princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    Royal couple names Britain's new princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, it was announced Monday. The child, who was born Saturday weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge....
  • Royal fans in Britain cheer as Duchess of Cambridge delivers a girl

    The Duchess of Cambridge had a girl Saturday morning in London, giving Prince George a sister and the jubilant British public a new princess. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Buckingham Palace announced. The father, 32-year-old Prince William, was...
  • MA Man Charged In New Britain Murder, Police Say

    MA Man Charged In New Britain Murder, Police Say
    NEW BRITAIN — Police have made an arrest in a December fatal shooting. Joel Jaquez, 31, of Springfield, Mass. was arrested Sunday and charged with one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder, police said. Jaquez is accused of...