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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Deutsche Bank studies possible partial move from UK

    Deutsche Bank says it has established a working group to consider whether to move some operations out of Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union. The bank said Tuesday the possibility of Britain pulling out from the EU is causing...
  • Former British soccer star relocates physical-therapy practice to Mount Dora

    Former British soccer star relocates physical-therapy practice to Mount Dora
    MOUNT DORA — Britain Daniel Thomas was well into his professional soccer career and closely courting rock-star status among the sport's legions of fans when a careless, late tackle from an opponent sidelined him for good. It was 1987 and Thomas...
  • UK submariner who questioned nuclear sub safety apprehended

    Britain's Royal Navy says a submariner who publicly challenged the safety of the country's nuclear fleet has been apprehended. A spokesman said Tuesday that Able Seaman William McNeilly is in military police custody at a facility in Scotland. McNeilly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Moravian record books hold little-known history of slaves

    Moravian record books hold little-known history of slaves
    Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there's more to her story than the...
  • Scottish Labour leader Murphy resigns after election wipeout

    The leader of the Scottish arm of Britain's Labour Party is stepping down after the party lost almost all of its seats to Scottish nationalists in the general election last week. Jim Murphy was one of 40 Labour lawmakers who lost their seats in...