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  • London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

    London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead. Here are some highlights from the day: ___...
  • 5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms, and it works well

    5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms, and it works well
    In the United States, it seems obvious that police officers carry guns and are allowed to use them. In other places, however, this would be considered a provocation and a violation of law. In Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand, officers...
  • Parliament: UK, EU 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis

    A parliamentary report published Friday accused the British government and European diplomats of "sleepwalking" into the Ukraine crisis, saying there was a "catastrophic misreading" of mood by Europe ahead of the standoff between Russia and Western...
  • UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics

    Britain's defense minister has said Russia poses a "real and present danger" to European security and could try to destabilize the Baltic states, former Soviet republics that are now part of NATO. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said tensions between...
  • British teen convicted of terrorist plan to behead soldier

    A British teenager who rapidly became radicalized after converting to Islam was convicted Thursday of planning to behead a soldier. A jury at London's Central Criminal Court found 19-year-old Brusthom Ziamani guilty of preparing an act of terrorism. The...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • Despite ban, fox hunts still thrive, and divide, in Britain

    The horses wait in the farmyard, tails braided and manes gleaming, while huntsmen in brightly colored coats marshal the eager hounds, straining to chase the scent of a fox. To some, the start of a fox hunt is a quintessentially English scene, steeped...
  • 'Miss Saigon' triumphs at London's WhatsOnStage awards

    "Miss Saigon" and Shakespeare have triumphed at Britain's WhatsOnStage awards, as theatergoers rewarded seasoned shows, spectacle and star power. "Miss Saigon" took nine trophies at Sunday's ceremony, whose winners were decided by public vote. It was...
  • Reputed al-Qaida operative to represent himself at US trial

    When the trial of reputed al-Qaida operative Abid Naseer begins this week, jurors are expected to hear an opening statement from the defendant himself, the latest terrorism suspect prepared to act as his own attorney in an American courtroom. The...
  • English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

    Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” The...
  • UK inflation falls to its lowest level on record

    British officials say the rate of inflation fell in January to an annual 0.3 percent — the lowest level on record — amid falling energy prices and supermarket price wars. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday the rate is down from...