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  • 4 contenders vie to lead UK's Labour opposition

    Two former Cabinet ministers are among four lawmakers vying to lead Britain's Labour Party, which is looking for a new chief after losing last month's election to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham, ex-Work...
  • Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber

    Teen may have been Britain's youngest suicide bomber
    A teenager from northern England is believed to have become Britain’s youngest suicide bomber after falling victim to what was described as “deliberate and calculated grooming” by Islamic State militants. Talha Asmal, 17, reportedly...
  • Litvinenko slaying suspect allowed to testify at UK inquiry

    The British judge overseeing an inquiry into former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko's death says one of the prime suspects in the poisoning will be allowed to give evidence by video link. The inquiry said in a statement Monday that judge Robert Owen...
  • UK marks 800 years of Magna Carta amid new human rights feud

    Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta — but the human rights the document helped enshrine are at the center of a modern political feud. British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. Attorney...
  • Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls

    Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls
    Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls. In return, the U.S. first...
  • The 115th US Open begins Thursday, a look back at the first one in 1895

    The New York Times, December 1895: "In the history of American field sports there can be found no outdoor pastime that developed and attained such popularity in a comparatively short period of time as the game of golf." The newspaper made this...
  • Nightmare of 3 British men: Wives, 9 kids thought to have left for Islamic State

    Nightmare of 3 British men: Wives, 9 kids thought to have left for Islamic State
    Mohammad Shoaib said his last contact with his children was by phone on June 8. They were in Medina, Saudi Arabia. His son had told him he missed him, and his daughter said: “Daddy, I love you. I want to see you; I miss you." This week, he...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Merkel: EU should deal seriously with British reform demands

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should deal "seriously and conscientiously" with British demands for changes to the bloc, but is stressing that fundamental principles such as the free movement of workers aren't up for negotiation....
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers around the world on Thursday commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, a watershed in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the...
  • Report: Crumbling UK Parliament needs billions in repairs

    The seat of British democracy is creaky, crumbling and at risk of falling apart. That's the judgment of a report published Thursday that says the 19th-century Houses of Parliament complex beside the River Thames — one of Britain's most famous...