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  • UK election leaves Cameron at helm of a disunited kingdom

    Standing outside 10 Downing Street the day after his unexpected election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to govern for "one nation, one United Kingdom." That will be easier said than done, as competing brands of nationalism threaten to pull...
  • Raining on Putin's parade: Why so many no-shows for WWII celebration?

    Friends and foes have snubbed Saturday's Red Square military parade, a dent in Russians’ pride over their World War II sacrifice and President Vladimir Putin’s reputation for throwing blowout parties. Here’s why, little more than a...
  • Unexpected triumph means Cameron can govern UK on his own

    After years of sharing power, David Cameron pulled off an unexpected election triumph that gave the Conservative prime minister a second term with an outright majority Friday and dealt a stinging defeat to his three main rivals. Standing before the...
  • Fallout from the election campaign complicates British politics

    Fallout from the election campaign complicates British politics
    As Britain's progressive parties scramble to recover from an electoral trouncing, the victorious Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron finds himself facing a very different challenge. Cameron rode to reelection Thursday on fears surrounding the...
  • In United Kingdom's voting system, winner can take it all

    The Scottish National Party got 4.7 percent of the vote, giving it 56 seats in Parliament. The U.K. Independence Party got 12.6 percent of the vote, giving it one. Confused? It can seem counterintuitive that parties with sizable support end up as also-...
  • At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament

    At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament
    She’s only 20, still studying for her final university exams and more accustomed to wearing jeans than suits. But Mhairi Black of the Scottish National Party caused one of the biggest surprises in the British election Thursday by knocking a...
  • UK sailors charged with sex assault in Canada relocate

    Four British sailors charged with sexual assault in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be transferred to a Canadian military base in Alberta where the British military has a presence. Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were charged...
  • British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory

    British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory
    Changes rippled across British politics Friday as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron embraced a solid election victory and three opposition leaders found themselves out of jobs. A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election‎ saw the...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery....
  • Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands

     Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands
    You won't need to forge paperwork proving your British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry to enjoy a traditional English tea with the Barrington Court Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire on May 28. Though membership in the group does require a...
  • Scottish National Party landslide shakes up UK politics

    The last time Britain held a national election, Mhairi Black wasn't old enough to vote. On Friday, the 20-year-old university student was elected to Parliament as part of a Scottish nationalist wave that has transformed British politics and raised...