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  • Found ring gives closure to family of lost UK WWII soldier

    Sgt. John Thompson, a British World War II special operation flight engineer, was considered missing in action for more than 70 years. Not anymore. On Monday, his 92-year-old sister Dorothy Webster received his ring from a family in Albania together with...
  • UK Parliament tightens security after man climbs on roof

    The speaker of Britain's Parliament says security is being strengthened after a trespasser spent more than eight hours on the roof of the House of Commons. John Bercow said Monday that "immediate remedial actions" have been taken to address security...
  • UK police detain trespasser who climbed to Parliament's roof

    British police on Sunday charged a man who spent the night on the roof of the Palace of Westminster with criminal damage and trespassing on a protected site. Scotland Yard said 23-year-old Braydon Liam Anderson will appear at Westminster Magistrates...
  • Paul Gascoigne tells court UK phone hacking ruined his life

    Almost four years after revelations of tabloid phone hacking shook the British media, a new court case has put it back in the spotlight. Soap stars, a TV executive and an athlete's girlfriend have all testified that journalists' snooping left them...
  • UK military health care worker has Ebola, officials say

    A British military health care worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, British health care officials said Wednesday — the first known case of a British military worker contracting the disease. Britain has an extensive...
  • UK police: Schoolgirls who went to Syria are not terrorists

    Three British schoolgirls who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group won't be prosecuted for terrorism if they return, a senior British police officer said Tuesday. Police chiefs also defended their handling of the case, denying a lawmaker's...
  • British MP Stephen O'Brien to be new UN humanitarian chief

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed British lawmaker Stephen O'Brien as the next U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday in a closely watched move sparked by controversy over whether Britain should keep the high-level post. O'Brien, a lawyer who was born...
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls

    Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls
    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...
  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony
    Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Prince William visits China after tour of Japan
    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook

    Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook
    Harvey Weinstein's Oscar campaign playbook has been much imitated over the years — and with "The Imitation Game," he is pulling it out once again. The story of brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who played a key role...