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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

    'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
    The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student. A teacher at Mohammed Emwazi’s high school told the BBC he used to get into...
  • CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul

    A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria. A Haber news, which has close ties to the government,...
  • German-based anti-Islam group holds first rally in England

    The German-based anti-Islam group PEGIDA held its first rally in Britain Saturday, sparking scuffles as police tried to keep the group away from counterdemonstrators. Five people were arrested. Police said that about 375 people joined the PEGIDA rally in...
  • John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'

     John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'
    John Boorman has made a lot of tough-nosed, violent and demanding films, including the 1967 film noir "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin, the Oscar-nominated 1972 thriller "Deliverance," starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, and "Excalibur," the visceral 1981...
  • Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

    The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Cameron...
  • U.S. shopping malls on alert after Somalia extremists threat

    U.S. shopping malls on alert after Somalia extremists threat
    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...
  • 2 UK politicians caught in lobbying sting deny wrongdoing

    Two former senior British ministers denied wrongdoing Monday after being caught in a hidden-camera sting appearing to offer access to politicians and diplomats in return for cash. Prime Minister David Cameron said the allegations against Jack Straw and...
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls

    Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls
    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...