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  • Neighborhoods: London's Bloomsbury has books and much more

    Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it's also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and upscale boutiques that's a pleasure to explore on foot. Much of the area was developed...
  • Western Europe sweats _ and enjoys _ unusual heat wave

    Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave. Authorities in France and elsewhere, mindful that thousands died during a 2003 heat wave,...
  • Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust

    Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The...
  • Solemn ceremony marks return of Tunisia attack victims to UK

    A military plane on Wednesday returned the bodies of the British tourists killed in last week's Tunisian beach massacre to Britain, where soldiers delivered their coffins to waiting hearses in a solemn ceremony marking one of the worst terror attacks on...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London

    Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms. The exercise, dubbed Operation Strong Tower, has been...
  • UK first quarter economic growth was greater than estimated

    Britain's economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in construction output. The Office of National Statistics says gross domestic product by 0.4 percent in the January-March period, better than a...
  • New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

    Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman. British officials confirmed that most of the...
  • UK police investigating missing family of 12 feared in Syria

    British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria. Bedfordshire police say the group from Luton, near London, includes three children, including a one-year-old baby, and two grandparents. The...
  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow

    Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country's aviation capacity. The commission decided that Heathrow...
  • Exhibit explores range, imagination of Heatherwick design

    The imaginative and wide-ranging work of Britain's Heatherwick Studio may still be little-known in America, but a traveling exhibition aims to change that. "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" is now at the Cooper Hewitt,...