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  • Ferry strike disrupts traffic across English Channel; migrants add to chaos

    Ferry strike disrupts traffic across English Channel; migrants add to chaos
    Migrants swarmed British-bound vehicles in the French port of Calais on Tuesday after a strike by ferry workers severely disrupted services across the English Channel, shutting down the cross-channel tunnel and stranding thousands of passengers. The...
  • Rwandans protest outside UK mission over detained general

    Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the British diplomatic mission in Rwanda on Wednesday, saying they will not return home until a general detained in the UK is set free. The detention in London of Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, who serves as...
  • Chinese immigrant's story in Chay Yew's insightful 'Porcelain'

    Chinese immigrant's story in Chay Yew's insightful 'Porcelain'
    Long before he became the artistic director at Victory Gardens Theater, Chay Yew won plaudits for his 1992 play, "Porcelain," which jumped from London's Royal Court Theatre to numerous productions in the United States. Now Prologue Theatre Company...
  • Queen Elizabeth II heads to Frankfurt on Germany state visit

    Thousands of cheering Germans welcomed Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday in Frankfurt, which she visited on a day trip that included a stop at the city's St. Paul's Church — considered the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy. Church bells...
  • Rwandan general refuses extradition to Spain from UK

    A Rwandan military general who heads the country's intelligence service refused to be extradited to Spain at a hearing Thursday in a London court, setting the stage for a prolonged legal fight. Emmanuel Karenzi Karake is accused by Spain of war crimes....
  • EU warns Britain that its fundamental values 'not for sale'

    The European Union's president warned Britain on Thursday he's open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but won't compromise on the EU's "fundamental values." EU President Donald Tusk spoke as bloc leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels....
  • Queen meets survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp

    Queen Elizabeth II concluded her three-day state visit to Germany on Friday with a somber visit to Bergen-Belsen, the first former Nazi concentration camp she has visited. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, met with survivors and former British...
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers around the world on Thursday commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, a watershed in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the...
  • Report: Crumbling UK Parliament needs billions in repairs

    The seat of British democracy is creaky, crumbling and at risk of falling apart. That's the judgment of a report published Thursday that says the 19th-century Houses of Parliament complex beside the River Thames — one of Britain's most famous...
  • Tribunal: UK spy agency kept data on rights groups too long

    A British tribunal has ruled that the electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ violated the rights of two overseas human rights agencies by failing to delete intercepted data on time. The judges of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled Monday that GCHQ...
  • Exiled Chagos islanders go to top UK court in bid to go home

    Indian Ocean islanders who were forced into exile to make way for a key U.S. military base are appealing to Britain's top court in their long-running campaign to return home. The islanders enlisted a legal team including Amal Clooney to take their case...