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  • Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails

    Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails
    LONDON (AP) — A British military stunt team member whose chute failed to open properly owes a big thank you to a teammate who grabbed his parachute and got them both to a safe landing. The Red Devils display team was performing Friday at the...
  • Thousands march in central London to protest austerity

    Thousands marched in central London Saturday to protest against British government austerity programs and spending cuts in a massive show of force meant to win attention to the plight of the poor. The march began with a festive mood. Red flares...
  • Prince Harry ends decade in UK army; now to target poachers

    Prince Harry formally ended his full-time military service in Britain's army Friday, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The move was no surprise — the fifth in...
  • British PM says Muslims must do more to counter IS ideology

    Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State group, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community. Speaking at a security conference in...
  • PBS' 'Poldark' remake offers love, death and coal mining

    On a spring evening in 1977, an unsuspecting American TV audience was about to surrender to 18th-century British soldier Ross Poldark. "Tonight we begin a new series, called 'Poldark,' based on the novels of Winston Graham," said "Masterpiece Theatre"...
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo on Thursday, a watershed moment in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the British century....
  • French paper: British exit from EU could be your Waterloo

    French daily Le Monde has used the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo to warn those across the English Channel against a British exit from the European Union. In a rare English-language editorial on Thursday titled...
  • 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...
  • Merkel: EU should deal seriously with British reform demands

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should deal "seriously and conscientiously" with British demands for changes to the bloc, but is stressing that fundamental principles such as the free movement of workers aren't up for negotiation....
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Nightmare of 3 British men: Wives, 9 kids thought to have left for Islamic State

    Nightmare of 3 British men: Wives, 9 kids thought to have left for Islamic State
    Mohammad Shoaib said his last contact with his children was by phone on June 8. They were in Medina, Saudi Arabia. His son had told him he missed him, and his daughter said: “Daddy, I love you. I want to see you; I miss you." This week, he...