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  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Family shocked by UK suicide bomber's reported death in Iraq

    Members of the family of a teenage British boy who reportedly killed himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq say they are devastated by his death. The statement from the family of 17-year-old Talha Asmal was released by police at the family's request....
  • 4 contenders vie to lead UK's Labour opposition

    Two former Cabinet ministers are among four lawmakers vying to lead Britain's Labour Party, which is looking for a new chief after losing last month's election to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham, ex-Work...
  • Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber

    Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber
    A teenager from northern England is believed to have become Britain’s youngest suicide bomber after falling victim to what was described as “deliberate and calculated grooming” by Islamic State militants. Talha Asmal, 17, reportedly...
  • Litvinenko slaying suspect allowed to testify at UK inquiry

    The British judge overseeing an inquiry into former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko's death says one of the prime suspects in the poisoning will be allowed to give evidence by video link. The inquiry said in a statement Monday that judge Robert Owen...
  • UK marks 800 years of Magna Carta amid new human rights feud

    Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta — but the human rights the document helped enshrine are at the center of a modern political feud. British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. Attorney...
  • Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls

    Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls
    Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls. In return, the U.S. first...
  • The 115th US Open begins Thursday, a look back at the first one in 1895

    The New York Times, December 1895: "In the history of American field sports there can be found no outdoor pastime that developed and attained such popularity in a comparatively short period of time as the game of golf." The newspaper made this...
  • 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...
  • 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....