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  • EU weighs unprecedented reform as Britain threatens to leave

    The prospect that economic and diplomatic heavyweight Britain might leave the European Union within two years has pushed EU leaders to consider concessions to keep the country in the fold. EU founding members like Germany and France are moving outside...
  • UK authorities find 68 migrants in trucks at port

    British police were questioning four Polish truck drivers Friday after authorities found 68 migrants crammed in the back of trucks at a port northeast of London. The 53 adults and 15 children were found during a "proactive" search Thursday at Harwich...
  • UK fines Lloyds nearly $180 million

    British regulatory authorities have fined Lloyds 117 million pounds ($180 million) for treating customers unfairly in dealing with complaints on payment protection insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority says the fine levied Friday on Lloyds Bank,...
  • Britain's EU membership at heart of Cameron's European tour

    Britain's EU membership at heart of Cameron's European tour
    Hot on the heels of his election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron embarked on a whirlwind two-day tour of Europe aimed at renegotiating Britain’s membership in the European Union. Cameron met with leaders in Holland and France on Thursday and...
  • British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed

    British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed
    When Vanessa Purdy spotted a poster inviting her to earn shopping vouchers for breast-feeding, she didn't think twice about signing up. "I thought, 'If I can get money for breast-feeding, why not?' " the 31-year-old mother said on a recent afternoon...
  • Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy

    Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British news media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic...
  • Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks

     Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks
    Elizabeth David was a 20th-century writer and cookbook author who first brought the vivid flavors, colors and imagery of the Mediterranean to war-weary Britons still living with food rationing. Her writings, her recipes and her scholarship continue to...
  • YouTube star uses comedy to help police combat Islamic State

    A key weapon in Britain's fight against radicalization wears a beanie hat with a bobble on top, a hoodie and personalized sneakers. He has no formal counter-terrorism training and employs language peppered with slang. Humza Arshad, a 29-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London

    Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London
    It was late morning on a recent bright, sunny day when Abdul Hadi Arwani, a prominent Syrian-born preacher, parked his car on a residential street in northwest London. Children were still off school for spring break and British workers had just finished...
  • New Britain Talking Baseball In 2016 As Rock Cats Open Final Season

    New Britain Talking Baseball In 2016 As Rock Cats Open Final Season
    When a baseball player is cut from a team, he may stagger, reeling, but the phone will ring if his career still has life. So it is with cities and their baseball stadiums — at least in New Britain after the Rock Cats announced last June they...