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  • Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities

    Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities
    British authorities came under pressure Friday to explain how they let the suspected militant who would come to represent the extreme brutality of the group Islamic State slip through their grasp. Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old, university-educated...
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS...
  • Lloyds to pay dividend for first time since being bailed out

    London-based Lloyds Banking Group passed a milestone Friday in its recovery from the financial crisis, reporting an annual profit and announcing plans to pay a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers. The bank posted net...
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Members of the Japanese imperial family...
  • Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer

    Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer
    The knife-wielding militant who appears in a string of grisly beheading videos, his face concealed by a black balaclava and speaking in British-accented English, has come to personify the brutality of the extremist group Islamic State. Nicknamed “...
  • Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award

    Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award
    Kevin Spacey, the actor most in the spotlight these days for his wicked performance in "House of Cards," will be singled out at the 2015 Olivier Awards ceremony April 12 at London's Royal Opera House. Spacey is set to receive an award for his...
  • ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland

     ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland
    An incendiary film that takes off like a house afire, "'71" is a tense thriller from Britain that so adroitly joins physical intensity, emotional authenticity and political acuity that you may find yourself forgetting to take a breath. Nominated for...
  • UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

    Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies. The bill granting the...
  • Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions

     Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions
    The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied access to counsel in a Homan Square facility. The Police Department...
  • Voters wary of promises in Britain's unpredictable election

    Posters are being printed and slogans are being polished as Britain's politicians battle it out in the most unpredictable national election in decades. One top election analyst has dubbed it "the lottery election." Voters, though, don't seem very excited...
  • British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria

    British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria
    Three British girls who left their homes to join the extremist group Islamic State are believed to have crossed into Syria, London police said Tuesday. Counter-terrorism officers said they have reason to believe that the three teenage friends are no...