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  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that an article in The Sun comparing migrants to...
  • Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world

    British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union. In a speech that brought...
  • EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis

    Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay...
  • Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations

    Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that the subsidiary DB...
  • Teenage UK boy charged for alleged Australia terror plot

    British authorities on Thursday charged a 14-year-old boy with terrorism offenses in connection with an alleged plot to attack a war memorial ceremony in Australia. The Crown Prosecution Service said the boy, who has not been named for legal reasons,...
  • Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race

    She's 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn't running in the British election. But make no mistake: Nicola Sturgeon is the biggest thing in U.K. politics right now. The leader of the Scottish National Party is likely to be the kingmaker after the May 7...
  • Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion

    Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion
    Deutsche Bank will pay $2.5 billion to an array of New York, U.S. and British regulators to settle a long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of a key interest rate benchmark known as Libor. The settlement, the largest rate-manipulation...
  • Elections may set independent course for UK foreign policy

    PARIS -- The British general election early next month may prove as significant for Europe, and even for the United States, as for Britain itself. The British electorate must make an unprecedented choice among Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats,...
  • Dora K. Crawford

    Dora K. Crawford
    Dora K. Crawford, who during World War II deciphered messages that had been encoded by Germany's Enigma machines as part of Great Britain's secret Project Ultra, died April 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cardiopulmonary and renal failure. The...
  • Piers Morgan quizzed by police over tabloid phone hacking

    Former CNN host Piers Morgan was questioned for a second time by British police Tuesday about tabloid phone hacking. Morgan, who edited Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper between 1995 and 2004, said he attended a voluntary interview with detectives. "As...
  • APNewsBreak: UK family on way to Syria in Turkish custody

    Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State group, an official said. Asif Malik and his partner, Sara Kiran, were arrested in a hotel in Ankara and...