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  • UK first quarter economic growth was greater than estimated

    Britain's economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in construction output. The Office of National Statistics says gross domestic product by 0.4 percent in the January-March period, better than a...
  • New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

    Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman. British officials confirmed that most of the...
  • UK will prosecute ex-pol with dementia with child sex crimes

    British prosecutors have reversed their position and will charge a former lawmaker who now has severe dementia with sex crimes against children. The Crown Prosecution Service said Monday that a judge and jury would conduct a "trial of the facts" in the...
  • Council rejects fracking shale gas in northwest England

    A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a precedent for exploration in Britain. County councilors in Lancashire, north of Manchester, rejected plans by the energy firm Cuadrilla,...
  • UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia. Fifteen Britons are confirmed dead, but officials have warned that could rise as high as 30,...
  • Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot

    Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot
    CROMWELL — Carl Pettersson is Swedish by birth and became a U.S. citizen in 2012, but he has strong ties to Great Britain. His father was a Volvo executive, and Pettersson lived in England from age 10 through 15. So the British Open was always a...
  • The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II shocked about Tunisia attack

    The latest developments on the attack that killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort: ___ 5:15 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. The monarch says she...
  • EU warns Britain that its fundamental values 'not for sale'

    The European Union's president warned Britain on Thursday he's open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but won't compromise on the EU's "fundamental values." EU President Donald Tusk spoke as bloc leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels....
  • Queen meets survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp

    Queen Elizabeth II concluded her three-day state visit to Germany on Friday with a somber visit to Bergen-Belsen, the first former Nazi concentration camp she has visited. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, met with survivors and former British...
  • British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU

    Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started — with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters Friday his EU colleagues...
  • Reviving a faded resort past with art, amusements in Margate, England

    Reviving a faded resort past with art, amusements in Margate, England
    When I grew up in 1970s England, almost everyone vacationed at the seaside in bustling resort towns such as Blackpool, Torquay, Southend and Weston-super-Mare. The B&Bs were full, the arcades were clanging and the beaches were jampacked with sunburned...