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  • Britain posts first fall in consumer prices since 1960

    Britain saw consumer prices fall in April for the first time since 1960, official figures showed Tuesday, but few economists think the annual drop will be anything but short-lived. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that consumer prices were...
  • 'Our New Girl': For a stressed London family, is help at the door?

    'Our New Girl': For a stressed London family, is help at the door?
    In the early minutes of "Our New Girl," a tense domestic thriller from Britain that's now in its first Chicago production at Profiles Theatre, an Irish nanny named Annie arrives with her suitcases at the home of a harried professional woman in London. The...
  • Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist

    With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district seemed to have pulled off the perfect jewel heist. But their luck ran out Tuesday when more than 200 Scotland Yard officers closed...
  • Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Adams in 'significant step'

    DUBLIN Britain's Prince Charles and Gerry Adams, leader of the nationalist party Sinn Fein, shook hands Tuesday in a landmark meeting at the start of the prince's four-day visit to Ireland. Adams and another senior Sinn Fein leader, Martin McGuinness,...
  • UK: More than 700 potential terror suspects gone to Syria

    More than 700 potential terror suspects have traveled to Syria from the U.K. to fight or support extremists, and about half are believed to have returned, British police said Thursday. Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said the...
  • Bank of England chief calls for EU vote 'soon'

    The Bank of England's governor has said that a promised "in/out" referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union should take place "as soon as necessary." Mark Carney says that many businesses "have not yet acted on that uncertainty" and are...
  • Kill badgers, save the fish: Prince Charles' secret letters

    The Patagonian Toothfish has a friend in the future king of England — that's one lesson from the British government's release Wednesday of previously secret letters written by Prince Charles to government officials. The cache of 27 letters was...
  • 'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings

    'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings
    Private letters Prince Charles wrote to government ministers have been released after a lengthy legal battle that went to the highest court in Britain. The so-called “black spider memos” were made public Wednesday and lay bare the heir to...
  • Bank of England cuts forecasts, dims rate hike prospects

    The Bank of England on Wednesday downgraded its forecasts for British economic growth, suggesting it will not be in a rush to raise interest rates this year. It cut its estimate for growth this year to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent and for 2016 to 2.6...
  • Turmoil in UK's Labour Party after election loss

    Britain's opposition Labour Party is struggling to regain its balance after suffering one of its worst election results in modern times. Shocked by the extent of the loss, leaders are trying to figure out how to rebuild the party and regain the public's...
  • UK Navy, police seek submariner who gave safety warning

    British military and civilian police are trying to locate a Royal Navy submariner who went missing after warning about lax safety and security procedures in the country's nuclear fleet. Able Seaman William McNeilly on Sunday released an 18-page report...