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  • UK government offers giveaways in budget ahead of election

    Without ditching its austerity prescription for the U.K. economy, the Conservative-led government announced a series of mini-giveaways Wednesday that it hopes will bear dividends at what is expected to be the tightest general election in decades. In...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • UK National Gallery picks Prado's Finaldi as new chief

    Britain's National Gallery has hired Gabriele Finaldi from Madrid's Prado to be the new director of the London institution, one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. The gallery said Wednesday that Finaldi, an expert in Italian and Spanish...
  • UK court puts travel ban on teen after brothers die in Syria

    A British court has banned a 16-year-old boy from traveling to stop him from following his three brothers, who fought with militants in Syria. Two of them died there. High Court judge Anthony Hayden said Tuesday to "keep this lad alive," he should be...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
  • Turkish reports claim smuggler for Islamic State worked for Canada

    ANKARA, Turkey A Syrian former army lieutenant who defected from the military three years ago has become the central figure in a tale of intrigue that ended last month in the flight to the Islamic State of three British schoolgirls. Everyone agrees...
  • Britain's shame: Evidence mounts of child-abuse cover-up

    A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become Britain's shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for decades. Several lawmakers said Tuesday that...
  • APNewsBreak: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky. The royal couple landed at Andrews Air Force Base,...
  • UK, drugmakers establish $100M Alzheimer's venture fund

    Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade. The new...
  • UK police watchdog to probe sex offense cover-up claims

    Britain's independent police watchdog says it is looking into allegations that Scotland Yard covered up historic allegations of child abuse from the 1970s to the 2000s. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said Monday it is investigating 14...