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  • UK election candidate accused of plot with far-right quits

    A candidate in Britain's national election quit the race Monday after a newspaper accused him of plotting with a far-right group to stir up racial tensions in order to win votes. The Conservative Party said that Afzal Amin was no longer its candidate...
  • France swings to the right as Europe retrenches

    France, long the land of the left, is making a right turn. The top two parties in weekend local elections were the conservative UMP and the far right National Front. And even the governing Socialists are adopting traditionally right-wing policies:...
  • UK Premier David Cameron rules out 3rd term in office

    British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will serve a full second term if he's re-elected in May — but he won't seek a third. Cameron told the BBC Monday that it would be "time for new leadership" after a second five-year stint. He joked...
  • Turkish MP: US, Canadian med students among group in Syria

    A Turkish opposition lawmaker said Monday that an American and a Canadian are among a group of doctors and medical students believed to have traveled from Turkey into territory in Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Mehmet Ali Ediboglu said...
  • Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press

    Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press
    When Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Oscars for its costumes, makeup, score and production design, it swept something else along in its winning tide: Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. The long-deceased author, who wrote in German, penned the...
  • Anti-EU UKIP party suspends candidate over expense claim

    Britain's Euroskeptic U.K. Independence Party said Friday it has suspended a candidate in the upcoming general election over claims a member of her staff inflated a restaurant receipt to be claimed on European taxpayer-funded expenses. The allegation...
  • UK teen sentenced to 22 years for plotting to kill soldier

    A judge on Friday sentenced a British teenager to 22 years in prison for plotting to behead a British soldier. Judge Timothy Pontius concluded that Brusthom Ziamani, 19, would have carried out the attack had he not been stopped by police in east London....
  • UK court bars 5 girls from travel over Syria fears

    A British judge has barred five teenage girls from traveling after they showed an interest in going to Syria. High Court judge Anthony Hayden made the 15- and 16-year-olds wards of court, which prevents them from leaving England and Wales. He also...
  • Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation

    Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation
    Britain may be famous for preserving its royal DNA, but a genetic analysis of the nation is providing new insights into the "story of the masses," according to scientists. Researchers announced Wednesday that they had created the world's first fine-...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...