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  • New UK study based on census data shows Muslim population increases sharply since 2001

    A new study says the Muslim population of England and Wales almost doubled over a 10-year period. The analysis of 2011 census data indicates the number of people identifying themselves as Muslim grew from 1.5 million in 2001 to 2.7 million by 2011....
  • A grim history lesson on rebellion and freedom in 'New Worlds'

    The British are as fond of telling stories set in their Civil War period of the 1600s as Americans are of ours. "New Worlds" is an intricately woven 4-part series based in the murky years after Commonwealth and the restoration of the Stuart monarchy, and...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
  • Go Away With ... Katherine Jenkins

    Go Away With ... Katherine Jenkins
    British mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is known for her beautiful voice. Over the past decade, she has performed with opera legends such as Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Jenkins -- who also was a runner-up on "Dancing with...
  • New Britain Schools Face Uphill Battle On Budget

     New Britain Schools Face Uphill Battle On Budget
    NEW BRITAIN — Even if the schools get the entire $13 million budget increase administrators want, the city's education system would still lag comparable communities in funding, according to educators who blame years of no-increase budgets. The...
  • Winston Churchill: Journey through the life of the 'greatest Briton'

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one politician's death — and extending the recognition to a whole year, across an entire nation — might seem excessive. Unless that politician is Winston Churchill, and the nation is Britain. "Our...
  • Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Assault Suspect, Police Say

    Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Assault Suspect, Police Say
    MIDDLETOWN — A man who police said played a role in a group domestic assault in Middletown last summer has been arrested in New Britain, where police pulled him over during a traffic stop, police said. Juan Cardone, 35, of New Britain, was...
  • The Sun may have set on Britain's topless Page 3 models

    Say “Page 3 Girl” to a Brit, and it can only conjure up one type of image. A young, attractive woman posing seductively in front of a camera wearing skimpy bikini bottoms and little (or nothing) else. For more than four decades, these...
  • Number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain jumped to record high in 2014, charity says

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain hit a record high last year, with reactions to the conflict in Israel and Gaza last summer the biggest factor accounting for the jump, a charity said Thursday. The Community Security Trust said it...
  • Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people to avoid passing on fatal diseases

    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...