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  • Britain plans new laws to prevent female genital mutilation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. The government, hosting a one-day...
  • British Labour Party leader Miliband meets with Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia and the Ukraine crisis. Obama...
  • Prince George celebrates 1st birthday at home, queen makes cameo

    Prince George celebrated his first birthday on Tuesday with a tea party for the freshest face of the British monarchy. The firstborn son of Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, formerly Kate Middleton, was feted with a gathering at his parents'...
  • Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer

    Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer
    The British government set up a judicial inquiry Tuesday into the strange death eight years ago of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who authorities believe was slipped a lethal dose of radioactive polonium in his tea at a...
  • France tells UK look to London oligarchs before damning Mistral

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister hit back at Britain on Tuesday, telling Prime Minister David Cameron he should do something about UK-based Russian oligarchs before questioning France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Moscow....
  • Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the...
  • Britain says Putin 'cronies' must face sanctions over Ukraine

    (Reuters) - The loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Friday in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News. Russia...
  • Against anti-Semitism, self-defense is no offense

    The debate about whether Jews have a future in Europe has once again surfaced, as Israel's Operation Protective Edge gained momentum in response to Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza. The two issues are connected for a simple reason: on July 13, a large...
  • UK's Cameron wants tougher EU Russia sanctions, defense sale ban

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union should impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to...
  • Modern 'Medea' in London stars Potter film's Helen McCrory

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Helen McCrory of Harry Potter fame is a chain-smoking Medea and pop duo Goldfrapp provides a riveting score for a new staging in London of Euripides's 2,500-year-old play that may not be the "Medea" of all...
  • How to save both elephants and the ivory trade

    Because of British currency restrictions enacted just before World War II, my father had to come up with an innovative way of getting his cash out of England when, fearing a German invasion, we immigrated to the United States. He settled on silver. Before...