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  • Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

    British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998. "The queen shows her age as portrait is...
  • 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...
  • UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq

    A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Prosecutors say Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, assembled bombs in Syria that were planted on the western...
  • British economy slows ahead of general election

    Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as a setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday...
  • Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race

    Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an...
  • Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

    British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Vladimir Bukovsky will face five charges of making indecent...
  • Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads

    The United States was still 3,000 miles and two years away from the horrors of the Great War in Europe during the spring of 1915. But when an audacious German commerce raider eluded its pursuers and anchored off Newport News Shipbuilding — drawing...
  • UK premier defends royals' right to choose birth hospital

    With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child. Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday...
  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in 2 hours, 4...
  • Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election

    In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign. With a commission from the House of...
  • Social media a key battleground in Britain's election

    Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like." In Britain's close-fought races for Parliament, the battle online may be as important...