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  • 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...
  • New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues

    New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues
    NEW BRITAIN — During its annual memorial ceremony for two city police officers who were fatally shot while doing their jobs, the police department on Friday also honored eight former officers who died in the past year. "They are gone but they are...
  • UK: Labour leadership candidate abruptly withdraws

    An up-and-coming British politician who was considered a front-runner to replace Labour leader Ed Miliband abruptly withdrew from the contest Friday, saying he had underestimated the intense scrutiny to which he would be subjected. Chuka Umunna, who...
  • Cameron considers more powers for Scotland _ but not fiscal

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he would consider handing over more power to Scotland, but stopped short of agreeing to demands from Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to grant the territory full fiscal autonomy. Cameron and...
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
    Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal...
  • Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

    Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28-nation...