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  • Md.'s road to independence

    Md.'s road to independence
    Within months of the first shots of what was to become America's Revolutionary War, Maryland mustered troops to join the Continental Army and help newly appointed general George Washington drive the British from Boston. But the willingness to support...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 106

    Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 106
    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • UK minister: Illogical to attack IS in Iraq but not Syria

    Britain's defense minister says lawmakers should consider expanding Royal Air Force airstrikes against the Islamic State from Iraq into Syria. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the House of Commons on Thursday that there was a case for taking...
  • UK tribunal: UK spy agency spied on Amnesty International

    Amnesty International has expressed outrage after a British tribunal confirmed that Britain's government had spied on the human rights organization. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal wrote to Amnesty on Thursday to notify it that Britain's electronic...
  • UK police investigating missing family of 12 feared in Syria

    British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria. Bedfordshire police say the group from Luton, near London, includes three children, including a one-year-old baby, and two grandparents. The...
  • Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat wave

    Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave. Authorities in France and elsewhere, mindful that thousands died during a 2003 heat wave,...
  • Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust

    Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The...
  • Solemn ceremony marks return of Tunisia attack victims to UK

    A military plane on Wednesday returned the bodies of the British tourists killed in last week's Tunisian beach massacre to Britain, where soldiers delivered their coffins to waiting hearses in a solemn ceremony marking one of the worst terror attacks on...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow

    Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country's aviation capacity. The commission decided that Heathrow...
  • Exhibit explores range, imagination of Heatherwick design

    The imaginative and wide-ranging work of Britain's Heatherwick Studio may still be little-known in America, but a traveling exhibition aims to change that. "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" is now at the Cooper Hewitt,...