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  • UK: More than 700 potential terror suspects gone to Syria

    More than 700 potential terror suspects have traveled to Syria from the U.K. to fight or support extremists, and about half are believed to have returned, British police said Thursday. Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Britain's Osborne spells out mandate on EU referendum

    Emboldened by his party's election triumph, Britain's finance minister said Tuesday his government has a "very clear mandate" to change the terms of the country's membership in the European Union before it holds a referendum on whether to leave the bloc...
  • David Miliband won't run for Labour Party leader in UK

    David Miliband has criticized his brother Ed Miliband's failed campaign to become Britain's prime minister, but says he won't run for Labour Party leader now that his younger brother has stepped down. David Miliband told the BBC in New York Monday that...
  • Britain's UKIP says it rejects party leader's resignation

    Nigel Farage, the vocal opponent of British European Union membership and unchecked immigration, will remain as leader of the UK Independence Party after the party rejected his post-election resignation, it said Monday. UKIP chairman Steve Crowther...
  • Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern
    The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
  • Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

    Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives may have won the British election and ushered their coalition partner out the door, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing for his government for the next five years. With influential Euroskeptics...