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  • Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London

    Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London
    Swedish prosecutors have offered to fly to Britain to question Julian Assange over sexual assault accusations, a move that could end years of political and diplomatic deadlock. A formal request was made Friday by Marianne Ny, who leads the team...
  • Queen marks end of UK's 13 years in Afghanistan

    Queen Elizabeth II joined veterans in a solemn service Friday as Britain commemorated the end of its combat operations in Afghanistan. Prince William, his pregnant wife Kate, and Prince Harry — who served two tours during the conflict —...
  • Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes

    Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes
    The earliest citizens of America fought a revolutionary war to gain independence from the British, Richard Guy Wilson noted, but even though Americans won that war and would become the United States, England continued to hold a major influence over the...
  • Elizabeth Hurley stars in new E! series 'The Royals'

    PASADENA, Calif. � Leave it to E! to turn the British monarchy into an international version of the Kardashians. The cable network's first original drama, "The Royals," envisions a world where the Queen of England, Helena, is portrayed by the...
  • UK police: Schoolgirls who went to Syria are not terrorists

    UK police: Schoolgirls who went to Syria are not terrorists
    Three British schoolgirls who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group won't be prosecuted for terrorism if they return, a senior British police officer said Tuesday. Police chiefs also defended their handling of the case, denying a lawmaker'...
  • Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her

    Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her
    Helen Mirren is once again playing her signature role of Queen Elizabeth II, this time in the Broadway transfer of Peter Morgan's "The Audience," which was first seen in London in 2013. The play, which imagines the British monarch's ritual meetings with...
  • Former Ulster Unionist Party leader Jim Molyneaux dies at 94

    Jim Molyneaux, a soft-spoken, cautious politician who led the Ulster Unionist Party through some of Northern Ireland's bloodiest years and early efforts at peacemaking, died Monday at age 94. Party colleagues and the Northern Ireland government confirmed...
  • Found ring gives closure to family of lost UK WWII soldier

    Sgt. John Thompson, a British World War II special operation flight engineer, was considered missing in action for more than 70 years. Not anymore. On Monday, his 92-year-old sister Dorothy Webster received his ring from a family in Albania together with...
  • Turkey detains suspect who allegedly helped UK girls join IS

    A foreign intelligence operative suspected of helping three British schoolgirls join the Islamic State group in Syria has been detained, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said the suspect helped the teenagers even though he or she...
  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
  • UK military health care provider with Ebola coming back

    A British military health care worker in Sierra Leone who has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus is being transferred back to Britain for specialist treatment. Officials said Thursday she would be treated at the isolation unit at the Royal Free...