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  • British economy slows ahead of general election

    Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as a setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday...
  • Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race

    Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an...
  • Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

    British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Vladimir Bukovsky will face five charges of making indecent...
  • Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads

    The United States was still 3,000 miles and two years away from the horrors of the Great War in Europe during the spring of 1915. But when an audacious German commerce raider eluded its pursuers and anchored off Newport News Shipbuilding — drawing...
  • UK premier defends royals' right to choose birth hospital

    With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child. Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday...
  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in 2 hours, 4...
  • Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election

    In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign. With a commission from the House of...
  • Social media a key battleground in Britain's election

    Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like." In Britain's close-fought races for Parliament, the battle online may be as important...
  • HSBC considers moving headquarters from Britain

    Global bank HSBC said Friday it is considering moving its headquarters from London due to tougher regulation since the 2008 financial crisis, a politically charged announcement two weeks before Britain's national election. Douglas Flint, chairman of...
  • Movie review: Mulligan tackles another classic literary heroine in 'Madding Crowd'

    Glowing reviews are nothing new to English rose Carey Mulligan. The star of "An Education," damsel in distress of "Drive" and Daisy Buchanan of the recent "Great Gatsby" is used to the sort of notices she's earning for her turn as Bathsheba Everdene in...
  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that an article in The Sun comparing migrants to...