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  • Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match

    Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup...
  • British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

    A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, an ex-Royal Marine, was shot dead March 2 in the front-line village of Tel...
  • 2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism

    British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers. The Metropolitan Police said the men, aged 23 and 29, were detained in London Wednesday on...
  • British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations...
  • New coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled in UK

    Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will soon appear on coins. The portrait — a side profile of the 88-year-old monarch wearing a crown and drop earrings — is only the fifth to have been created...
  • US Army head warns of defense cutbacks in Britain

    The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations. Gen. Raymond Odierno questioned Britain's capability Monday in the Daily Telegraph, saying that...
  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony
    Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble...
  • Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny

    Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi describing to the Muslim advocacy group CAGE...
  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students. The second-in-line to the throne is on a...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked

    As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate. His...