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  • Dueling elections: a look at Israeli, UK electoral systems

    If the polls are to be believed, Thursday's British election may produce a "hung parliament," where no political party holds an absolute majority. That's cause for angst in a place where tradition, fair play and a system that inflates majorities have...
  • New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's Killing

    New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's  Killing
    NEW BRITAIN — A second person has been charged in connection with the December shooting of a Meriden man found dead in New Britain. Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, 32, of Decker Place in Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of...
  • Maurice Flanagan, who helped launch Emirates airline, dies

    Sir Maurice Flanagan, a British aviation executive who helped get Emirates airline off the ground and guided its breakneck growth for nearly three decades, has died. He was 86. The Dubai-based airline he shepherded into existence with backing from the...
  • High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess

     High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess
    A new princess! That's the call of town criers still echoing across England as the world celebrates the birth of Britain's newest Princess, Charlotte. From the hospital, Princess Charlotte went home to live in London's Kensington Palace, where another...
  • Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)

    Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)
    Americans are no strangers to the admixture of Hollywood stars and politics; after all, we’ve elected said stars to roles of senator, governor and president. But the Brits have recently been giving us a run for our money on the subject of politics...
  • In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story

     In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story
    William Campbell, an unemployed carpenter, sailed for his native England on May 1, 1915, work being scarce in Chicago because a strike had halted building construction. A shipmate was Henry Harrison, a fellow Chicagoan rushing to the Isle of Man, a...
  • 4 things Princess Charlotte should keep in mind growing up in Britain's royal family

    I have some words of advice for the newborn Princess Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) of Cambridge, the first of which -- get a good first name -- her parents have already taken on her behalf. So she’s off to a fine start. Much has been made of the...
  • Some key terms in Britain election campaign

    Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich — and sometimes confusing — lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms: FIRST PAST THE POST: Used to describe the electoral system, in which voters across the country elect local...
  • UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life

    David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure. Opponents depict the 48-year-old Conservative leader as a privileged smoothie who hates to break a sweat....
  • Key issues in UK election campaign

    Three issues — the economy, the National Health Service and immigration — have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters: THE ECONOMY ABOVE ALL The election boils down to a simple...
  • A look at leading figures in the tight British election

    Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign: DAVID CAMERON: Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservative Party...