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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...
  • 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....
  • Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy

    Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British news media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic...
  • S&P warns Britain over rating amid EU referendum fears

    Standard & Poor's warned Friday that it may downgrade its credit rating on Britain sometime in the next two years following the government's decision to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the European Union. The referendum, which is due...
  • CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

    CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules
    Seedings and schedules for the four state high school baseball tournaments as announced by the CIAC: CLASS LL Teams in the field: 31 Top four seeds: Norwich Free Academy, Fairfield Prep, Glastonbury, Staples-Westport First Round—June 3...