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  • English Channel trains cancelled amid Calais chaos

    All trains and many ferry services between Britain and France were cut off Tuesday by striking port workers, stranding hundreds of trucks and thousands of passengers on both sides of the English Channel. Adding to the chaos, illegal migrants who are...
  • UK: Islamic scholar unveils anti-terror school curriculum

    An Islamic scholar has unveiled a draft school curriculum in London that condemns the Islamic State group and extremist ideology. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri said Tuesday it is essential to teach people of all ages and faiths that terrorism is a violation of...
  • UK man who beheaded 82-year-old woman declared insane

    A British man who beheaded an 82-year-old woman in her backyard has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity but will be locked up indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital. Nicholas Salvador stabbed Palmira Silva to death in north London in...
  • Rwandan general arrested in the UK on Spain's behalf

    A Rwandan military general was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport and will appear in court later this week, British police said Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Rwandan leaders. Police said the warrant for Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, head of...
  • Tribunal: UK spy agency kept data on rights groups too long

    A British tribunal has ruled that the electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ violated the rights of two overseas human rights agencies by failing to delete intercepted data on time. The judges of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled Monday that GCHQ...
  • Exiled Chagos islanders go to top UK court in bid to go home

    Indian Ocean islanders who were forced into exile to make way for a key U.S. military base are appealing to Britain's top court in their long-running campaign to return home. The islanders enlisted a legal team including Amal Clooney to take their case...
  • Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

    Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France,...
  • Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails

    Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails
    LONDON (AP) — A British military stunt team member whose chute failed to open properly owes a big thank you to a teammate who grabbed his parachute and got them both to a safe landing. The Red Devils display team was performing Friday at the...
  • Thousands march in central London to protest austerity

    Thousands marched in central London Saturday to protest against British government austerity programs and spending cuts in a massive show of force meant to win attention to the plight of the poor. The march began with a festive mood. Red flares...
  • Prince Harry ends decade in UK army; now to target poachers

    Prince Harry formally ended his full-time military service in Britain's army Friday, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The move was no surprise — the fifth in...
  • British PM says Muslims must do more to counter IS ideology

    Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State group, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community. Speaking at a security conference in...