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  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • British parliament approves air strikes against Islamic state in Iraq

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament on Friday voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by 524 votes to 43, paving the way for the Royal Air Force to join U.S.-led military action with immediate effect. Six Cyprus-based...
  • British anti-EU party targets opposition Labour voters before 2015 vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) said on Friday it would target working class voters in the north of England who traditionally back the opposition Labour party as it seeks to broaden support ahead of next May's...
  • U.S. pleased with British vote to join fight against Islamic State: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "pleased" that Britain's parliament voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, a White House spokesman on Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the British vote showed...
  • Britain debates joining U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    LONDON/BEIRUT (dpa) British lawmakers on Friday began debating whether to join a United States-led air campaign against the Islamic State extremist group. Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament the military action being conducted by a coalition...
  • Militant in Syria beheading videos identified: FBI

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A masked Islamic State militant seen wielding a knife in videos at the beheading of two Americans has been identified, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday, but he declined to give the person's name or nationality. The...
  • Former New Zealand all-rounder Cairns charged with perjury

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns was charged in a north London police station on Thursday with perverting the course of justice. The charges stem from a 2012 libel action he brought against Lalit Modi, the former boss of the...
  • Queen's horse stripped of Ascot second place

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British Horseracing Authority has stripped Queen Elizabeth's racehorse Estimate of second place in this year's Ascot Gold Cup after a disciplinary hearing on Thursday into a positive test for the banned substance morphine. The...
  • Cameron to apologize to queen over 'purring' remark

    LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron is to apologize personally to Queen Elizabeth II after he was caught on camera describing her as "purring" with pleasure after she heard that Scotland had rejected independence in last week's referendum. At a...
  • GlaxoSmithKline appoints RBS's Hampton as next chairman

    LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline confirmed on Thursday it had chosen Philip Hampton, who currently chairs Royal Bank of Scotland , as its next chairman. Hampton will take the helm at Britain's top pharmaceuticals group at a testing time....
  • Ryder Cup rivalry with U.S. prompts UKIP's Farage to back Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - When it comes to golf, Nigel Farage loves Europe. In a cheeky video appeal ahead of golf's biggest grudge match, the head of Britain's anti-European Union UKIP party implored EU citizens to raise the battle cry for Europe against their...