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  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
    Police investigating the disappearance of three British teenage girls say they believe they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria. Authorities believe the girls could be on their way to join the Islamic State group. British police...
  • Lobbying sting costs UK lawmaker top security watchdog role

    Conservative Party lawmaker Malcolm Rifkind quit Tuesday as head of the Parliamentary committee overseeing Britain's intelligence services and announced his upcoming retirement after being caught in a hidden-camera sting appearing to discuss swapping...
  • Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria

    Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria
    Pressure mounted on British counter-terrorism authorities Monday to explain why they failed to stop three teenage girls from boarding a flight to Turkey on what their families fear was a journey to join Islamic State in Syria. “The security...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities

    Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities
    British authorities came under pressure Friday to explain how they let the suspected militant who would come to represent the extreme brutality of the group Islamic State slip through their grasp. Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old, university-educated...
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS...
  • Lloyds to pay dividend for first time since being bailed out

    London-based Lloyds Banking Group passed a milestone Friday in its recovery from the financial crisis, reporting an annual profit and announcing plans to pay a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers. The bank posted net...
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Members of the Japanese imperial family...