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  • 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...
  • Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world

    British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union. In a speech that brought...
  • Turkey deporting British group seized on Syrian border

    Turkish authorities have begun deporting back to Britain nine British citizens who were arrested trying to cross into Syria, a Turkish official said Tuesday. One of the group was expelled late Monday. British police said he was arrested on arrival at...
  • Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations

    Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that the subsidiary DB...
  • Teenage UK boy charged for alleged Australia terror plot

    British authorities on Thursday charged a 14-year-old boy with terrorism offenses in connection with an alleged plot to attack a war memorial ceremony in Australia. The Crown Prosecution Service said the boy, who has not been named for legal reasons,...