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  • Frida Ghitis: Learning from errors of pollsters

    Spare a thought for the pollsters and pundits now occupied with the unpleasant task of wiping egg off their faces. The outcomes of a couple of recent parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom and in Israel have left the professional predictors licking...
  • British fighter jets escort Russian bombers away

    British defense officials say two British fighter jets have escorted Russian bombers away from British airspace. UK defense officials said Thursday the Russian bombers never entered British airspace. Two Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to lead the...
  • 'Cult' warning: UKIP rift opens with attack on Nigel Farage

    All is not well in the anti-immigrant UK Independence Party headed by Nigel Farage, whose leadership was questioned Thursday after an election loss kept him out of the British Parliament. Farage had resigned as party leader after failing to win a seat in...
  • UK: More than 700 potential terror suspects gone to Syria

    More than 700 potential terror suspects have traveled to Syria from the U.K. to fight or support extremists, and about half are believed to have returned, British police said Thursday. Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said the...
  • Bank of England chief calls for EU vote 'soon'

    The Bank of England's governor has said that a promised "in/out" referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union should take place "as soon as necessary." Mark Carney says that many businesses "have not yet acted on that uncertainty" and are...
  • Kill badgers, save the fish: Prince Charles' secret letters

    The Patagonian Toothfish has a friend in the future king of England — that's one lesson from the British government's release Wednesday of previously secret letters written by Prince Charles to government officials. The cache of 27 letters was...
  • 'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings

    'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings
    Private letters Prince Charles wrote to government ministers have been released after a lengthy legal battle that went to the highest court in Britain. The so-called “black spider memos” were made public Wednesday and lay bare the heir to...
  • Bank of England cuts forecasts, dims rate hike prospects

    The Bank of England on Wednesday downgraded its forecasts for British economic growth, suggesting it will not be in a rush to raise interest rates this year. It cut its estimate for growth this year to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent and for 2016 to 2.6...
  • The British elections

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal...
  • Britain's Osborne spells out mandate on EU referendum

    Emboldened by his party's election triumph, Britain's finance minister said Tuesday his government has a "very clear mandate" to change the terms of the country's membership in the European Union before it holds a referendum on whether to leave the bloc...
  • 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...