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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...
  • 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...
  • Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot

    Travelers Notebook: Pettersson Savors British Open Spot
    CROMWELL — Carl Pettersson is Swedish by birth and became a U.S. citizen in 2012, but he has strong ties to Great Britain. His father was a Volvo executive, and Pettersson lived in England from age 10 through 15. So the British Open was always a...
  • The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II shocked about Tunisia attack

    The latest developments on the attack that killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort: ___ 5:15 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II says the attack on a beach resort in Tunisia has left her and her husband, Prince Philip, shocked. The monarch says she...
  • UK beefs up security following bomb attack report

    Security was stepped up at events marking Armed Forces Day across Britain, officials said Saturday amid a news report that officials foiled a bomb attack by the Islamic State group on a military parade in London. The announcement follows attacks in...
  • The Latest: At least 5 Britons killed in Tunisia attack

    The latest news from an attack on a beach resort in Tunisia (all times local): ___ 7.20 p.m British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says at least five Britons have been killed in the attack on the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Hammond said the British...
  • Reviving a faded resort past with art, amusements in Margate, England

    Reviving a faded resort past with art, amusements in Margate, England
    When I grew up in 1970s England, almost everyone vacationed at the seaside in bustling resort towns such as Blackpool, Torquay, Southend and Weston-super-Mare. The B&Bs were full, the arcades were clanging and the beaches were jampacked with sunburned...
  • British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU

    Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started — with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters Friday his EU colleagues...
  • Queen meets survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp

    Queen Elizabeth II concluded her three-day state visit to Germany on Friday with a somber visit to Bergen-Belsen, the first former Nazi concentration camp she has visited. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, met with survivors and former British...
  • EU warns Britain that its fundamental values 'not for sale'

    The European Union's president warned Britain on Thursday he's open to suggestions on how the bloc must change, but won't compromise on the EU's "fundamental values." EU President Donald Tusk spoke as bloc leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels....