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  • Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years

    British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades. The royal...
  • Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up terror camp

    A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the...
  • Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

    British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998. "The queen shows her age as portrait is...
  • Charles and Camilla mark 10th wedding anniversary

    The heir to the British throne and his consort, Camilla, are celebrating 10 years of marriage — a decade in which Camilla's public image has gone from aristocratic home-wrecker to admired addition to the royal family. Prince Charles, 66, and 67-...
  • Argentine gov't summons British ambassador on spying report

    The Argentine government has summoned Britain's ambassador to answer questions about a recent news report that alleged the British conducted electronic spying on the South American country. According to a statement Thursday, the Foreign Ministry called...
  • Imam who criticized Syria's Assad shot dead in London

    British police said Wednesday its counter-terrorism unit is investigating the killing of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot dead in London. London's Metropolitan Police said Abdul-Hadi Arwani, 48, was found in a parked car with gunshot wounds to his...
  • Suspect in Litvinenko's death: he could have poisoned self

    One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko said Wednesday the former KGB officer may have accidentally killed himself with radioactive polonium. The statement by Dmitry Kovtun echoed earlier comments made by him...
  • British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria

    British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria
    British police fear two teenage boys who recently vanished from their homes have entered Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria. Authorities said Tuesday that they were “deeply concerned” for the welfare of the pair, who have not been...
  • Tony Blair warns of dangers of second term for Conservatives

    Former British leader Tony Blair waded into Britain's general election campaign Tuesday, warning of economic chaos should Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party win the race. Blair, an adept communicator known for his ability to cook down...
  • SNP surge in Scotland could hold key to next UK government

    Ed Miliband's crusade to bring the Labour Party back to power after five years in opposition has struck a roadblock in Scotland, where the party is experiencing a dramatic drop in support in what had long been a reliable stronghold. In the aftermath of a...
  • Heart string-tugging 'Billy Elliot' kicks into gear at Drury Lane

    Heart string-tugging 'Billy Elliot' kicks into gear at Drury Lane
    It's no surprise that "Billy Elliot" has legs. The Chicago regional premiere of the show that won a whopping 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical of 2009, opens at Drury Lane Oakbrook April 10. Two boys will share the role of Billy, the British lad...