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  • Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'girls' in labs

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist apologized Wednesday for saying the "trouble with girls" working in laboratories is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science. But Tim Hunt stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs are...
  • UK Treasury chief announces plans to sell RBS bank shares

    The U.K.'s Treasury chief announced Wednesday that the government will start selling its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland in coming months, the first step in the country's attempt to recover money from its costliest bank rescue operation ever....
  • European trial over man mistakenly killed by British police

    The British government went on trial Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights over the death of a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician, shot by police who thought he was a terrorist in the tense aftermath of deadly 2005 London subway bombings. Jean...
  • UK honors Waterloo soldiers on 200th anniversary of victory

    Britain has unveiled its first memorial to the thousands of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Waterloo as the 200th anniversary of the famous victory over the French nears. Descendants of those who died on the battlefield observed the...
  • UK bill for an in-out EU referendum passes first hurdle

    British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted a bill setting up a referendum on European Union membership over its first big hurdle in Parliament Tuesday, with Prime Minister David Cameron gaining support from the Labour opposition but facing unrest within...
  • From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting of the leaders of Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and...
  • Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him across Atlantic

    President Barack Obama's politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic Sunday, as he met with world leaders anxiously watching a debate on Capitol Hill that could impact the status of economic pacts with the Asia-Pacific...
  • Political labels depend on location

    It is interesting to observe how political labels are used across the United States and around the world, as if these labels meant the same thing regardless of location. For example, a conservative in Louisiana is very different from a conservative in New...
  • THE LATEST: Obama repeats support for Britain staying in EU

    8:45 p.m. (1845 GMT; 2:45 p.m. EDT) President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Britain staying in the European Union, saying the country's influence is positive both on the continent and around the world. Obama's comments came at the start of...
  • Britain to send 125 more troops to Iraq in fight against IS

    Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting the Islamic State group. The deployment brings to 275 the number of U.K. personnel helping the Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities battle...
  • UK warns 500,000 migrants could try Mediterranean crossing

    Naval vessels from Italy, Britain, Ireland and other countries steamed toward the waters off Libya on Saturday to rescue the latest wave of migrants from smugglers' boats. British authorities warned that up to 500,000 people could attempt the perilous...