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  • Turkey deporting British group seized on Syrian border

    Turkish authorities have begun deporting back to Britain nine British citizens who were arrested trying to cross into Syria, a Turkish official said Tuesday. One of the group was expelled late Monday. British police said he was arrested on arrival at...
  • Pole challenges anti-immigration UK politician to a duel

    An affluent Pole has challenged an anti-immigration British politician to a duel. Jan Zylinski, who calls himself a prince, says he's tired of U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage criticizing eastern European migrants. In a video posted online...
  • New series "Versailles" hopes to mark French TV golden age

    Will the Sun King usher in the dawn of a French television golden age? The makers of the new historical drama "Versailles" hope so. Based on King Louis XIV, the series has a budget of $30 million — making it the most expensive show France has...
  • Britain's Prince Harry plans New Zealand visit in May

    Britain's Prince Harry is planning a weeklong visit to New Zealand next month that will include a stop on remote Stewart Island, population 378. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced the visit, which will be Harry's first to the South...
  • Angela Lansbury, Kinks' Davies win at UK's Olivier Awards

    An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain's Olivier theater awards Sunday — but it was an 89-year old theatrical Dame who brought the house down. The Arthur Miller drama...
  • A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III

    A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III
    A hush descended on the crowd as the oak coffin inched into view. The narrow streets in Leicester’s city center, typically bustling with shoppers on a Sunday afternoon, were packed but virtually motionless as a scene from Britain’s heraldic...
  • Designer overseeing royal renovations dies in bike accident

    Moira Gemmill, a leading British design expert charged with modernizing two of Queen Elizabeth II's residences, has been killed in a cycling accident in London. Gemmill helped refurbish the Victoria and Albert Museum in London before starting work...
  • This time, King Richard III will get a more regal farewell

    Furniture maker Michael Ibsen is used to clients asking for custom-made pieces such as specially designed bookshelves or doors or cupboards. But the call to construct a coffin for his royal ancestor, who was immortalized by William Shakespeare, is by...
  • Dirty air, Sahara dust blankets parts of Britain in smog

    Traffic fumes, dirty air blown in from Europe and Sarahan dust are combining to coat parts of Britain in smog. The environment department says air pollution is "high" across much of the country Friday and could reach the top designation of "very high" in...
  • Wisconsin taxpayers footed the bill for Gov. Walker's Britain trip to tune of $138,200

    MADISON, Wis. On the eve of another foreign trip, Gov. Scott Walker's administration disclosed Thursday that Wisconsin taxpayers paid $138,200 for his February trip to Great Britain, which was billed as a trade mission but freighted with political...
  • Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

    British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998. "The queen shows her age as portrait is...