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  • Moravian College graduate saved from Nazis on Kindertransport, a legacy of Sir Nicholas Winton

    Ivan Backer's memories of his journey out of Europe — out of the clutches of the Nazis and, ultimately, into the arms of his future wife — came flooding back with the news that Sir Nicholas Winton died Wednesday at age 106. It was Winton,...
  • British police end Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

    British police say they have closed an investigation into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her. The 25-year-old TV personality, daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead on April 7, 2014 at her home outside London....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK first quarter economic growth was greater than estimated

    Britain's economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in construction output. The Office of National Statistics says gross domestic product by 0.4 percent in the January-March period, better than a...
  • New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

    Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman. British officials confirmed that most of the...
  • UK will prosecute ex-pol with dementia with child sex crimes

    British prosecutors have reversed their position and will charge a former lawmaker who now has severe dementia with sex crimes against children. The Crown Prosecution Service said Monday that a judge and jury would conduct a "trial of the facts" in the...
  • Council rejects fracking shale gas in northwest England

    A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a precedent for exploration in Britain. County councilors in Lancashire, north of Manchester, rejected plans by the energy firm Cuadrilla,...
  • 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...
  • 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's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia. Fifteen Britons are confirmed dead, but officials have warned that could rise as high as 30,...