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  • Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

    David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest. When he ended his playing career on an unglamorous field in...
  • UK sailors charged with sex assault in Canada relocate

    Four British sailors charged with sexual assault in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be transferred to a Canadian military base in Alberta where the British military has a presence. Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were charged...
  • Man In Critical Condition After Accidental Shooting In New Britain

    Man In Critical Condition After Accidental Shooting In New Britain
    NEW BRITAIN — A local man has been arrested after an accidental shooting that left his friend in critical condition. Jordan Reberio, 19, of 78 Bond St. was charged with first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal...
  • No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week

    No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week
    If the polls are accurate about Britain's election May 7, the nation appears headed for a Parliament in which neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor opposition leader Ed Miliband's Labor Party will secure enough votes for a...
  • British Gurkha troops supply clean water in native Nepal

    A group of Nepal's Gurkhas serving in the British army have rushed back home to lend a hand in the recovery from the massive earthquake. The soldiers from the Queen's Gurkha Engineers Unit on Thursday set up a portable water purification unit on the...
  • EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis

    Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay...
  • UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq

    A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Prosecutors say Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, assembled bombs in Syria that were planted on the western...
  • 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...