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  • UK police arrest teenage boy and girl on terrorism charges

    British police say a teenage boy and girl have been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Greater Manchester Police said Sunday a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl have been arrested following two separate police raids that took place...
  • UK politician: Son among Syria-bound Britons held in Turkey

    A local politician in Britain says his son is one of nine Britons arrested in Turkey while allegedly trying to get to Syria. Shakil Ahmed, a Labour Party councilor in Rochdale, northwest England, said Thursday he had believed his university student son...
  • No big winners or losers in Britain's 7-way election debate

    Britain's economy may be growing, but the main televised leaders' debate of its election was held in the shadow of the Great Recession. The economy, and the economic effects of immigration, dominated a showdown between Conservative Prime Minister David...
  • 9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says

    Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria. They were taken into custody in Hatay province, the military said in a statement Wednesday. The group of three men, two women and four children, was...
  • UK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thought

    Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the country's gross domestic product expanded 2.8 percent, compared with the previous estimate...
  • In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

    Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn't mean the anti-secrecy...
  • 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...
  • 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 seenĀ in London in 2013. The play, which imagines the British monarch's ritual meetings with...
  • Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

    Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England
    Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its...
  • Irish Setter eats poisoned meat, dies after famed UK dog show

    Irish Setter eats poisoned meat, dies after famed UK dog show
    Tasty cubes of beef would tempt any dog, let alone one sitting patiently on the stand during public viewing at Crufts, Britain's premier dog show. But instead of a treat, one owner says a deadly surprise was sewn into the meat: slug killer. Jagger, a 3-...
  • Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry

    Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
    He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals,...