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  • Scottish Labour leader Murphy resigns after election wipeout

    The leader of the Scottish arm of Britain's Labour Party is stepping down after the party lost almost all of its seats to Scottish nationalists in the general election last week. Jim Murphy was one of 40 Labour lawmakers who lost their seats in...
  • New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues

    New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues
    NEW BRITAIN — During its annual memorial ceremony for two city police officers who were fatally shot while doing their jobs, the police department on Friday also honored eight former officers who died in the past year. "They are gone but they are...
  • UK: Labour leadership candidate abruptly withdraws

    An up-and-coming British politician who was considered a front-runner to replace Labour leader Ed Miliband abruptly withdrew from the contest Friday, saying he had underestimated the intense scrutiny to which he would be subjected. Chuka Umunna, who...
  • Cameron considers more powers for Scotland _ but not fiscal

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he would consider handing over more power to Scotland, but stopped short of agreeing to demands from Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to grant the territory full fiscal autonomy. Cameron and...
  • 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...