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  • UK author wins $50K book prize on early American history

    An English author has won a $50,000 prize for a book detailing the tensions in Great Britain that helped prompt the American Revolution. Nick Bunker, author of An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, received the George Washington...
  • Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA

    Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation. Charles received a standing ovation at the end of his...
  • Bank of England chief calls for EU vote 'soon'

    The Bank of England's governor has said that a promised "in/out" referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union should take place "as soon as necessary." Mark Carney says that many businesses "have not yet acted on that uncertainty" and are...
  • Kill badgers, save the fish: Prince Charles' secret letters

    The Patagonian Toothfish has a friend in the future king of England — that's one lesson from the British government's release Wednesday of previously secret letters written by Prince Charles to government officials. The cache of 27 letters was...
  • 'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings

    'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings
    Private letters Prince Charles wrote to government ministers have been released after a lengthy legal battle that went to the highest court in Britain. The so-called “black spider memos” were made public Wednesday and lay bare the heir to...
  • Bank of England cuts forecasts, dims rate hike prospects

    The Bank of England on Wednesday downgraded its forecasts for British economic growth, suggesting it will not be in a rush to raise interest rates this year. It cut its estimate for growth this year to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent and for 2016 to 2.6...
  • 'Our New Girl': For a stressed London family, is help at the door?

    'Our New Girl': For a stressed London family, is help at the door?
    In the early minutes of "Our New Girl," a tense domestic thriller from Britain that's now in its first Chicago production at Profiles Theatre, an Irish nanny named Annie arrives with her suitcases at the home of a harried professional woman in London. The...
  • Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist

    With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district seemed to have pulled off the perfect jewel heist. But their luck ran out Tuesday when more than 200 Scotland Yard officers closed...
  • Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Adams in 'significant step'

    DUBLIN Britain's Prince Charles and Gerry Adams, leader of the nationalist party Sinn Fein, shook hands Tuesday in a landmark meeting at the start of the prince's four-day visit to Ireland. Adams and another senior Sinn Fein leader, Martin McGuinness,...
  • The British elections

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal...
  • Deutsche Bank studies possible partial move from UK

    Deutsche Bank says it has established a working group to consider whether to move some operations out of Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union. The bank said Tuesday the possibility of Britain pulling out from the EU is causing...