More United Kingdom Articles

  • Scotland's future hangs in balance

    Unlike the young adult who leaves home unprepared and soon has to return, there may be no going back if Scotland leaves the 'home' it has lived in for more than 300 years.

  • ROTHERHAM UK

    Map locates Rotherham, United Kingdom; 1c x 2 inches; 46.

  • Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

    LONDON (AP) — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period. Report author Alexis...

  • British government close to identifying James Foley's killer: Ambassador

    The British ambassador to the United States said on CNN Sunday that his country's security services are close to identifying the killer of American journalist James Foley.

  • Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. The World Health Organization is also considering medical evacuation for...

  • UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. Prime Minister David Cameron's office says Lt. Gen. Simon Mayall, the government's Middle East defense adviser, will "support Kurdish and wider...

  • British fighter appears to have role in beheading

    LONDON (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize...

  • 2014 shaping up to be third-hottest year ever

    Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

  • Don't let American feminists or comedians see this

    Perhaps the most sexist car insurance company I never heard of until today, Sheilas' Wheels in Britain, unveiled last week its ideal highway -- with bright pink-painted lanes just for the ladies.

  • The inevitable and tragic decline of Italy

    Italy has very low birth rates and one of the world's toughest laws limiting employers' ability to fire employees. Those are goals of the environmental left and the social democratic left. So how well is that working out?

  • Polls show close race month before Scotland vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month before a referendum. Sunday's published polls both found that a majority of decided voters want Scotland to stay within the UK alongside England, Wales...

  • UK councils field weird queries on dragons, ghosts

    LONDON (AP) — Is your town safe from dragon attack? Inquiring minds want to know. A list of the top 10 strangest questions posed by Freedom of Information Act petitioners has been published Saturday by England's Local Government Association. The group, which represents more than 350 councils,...

  • UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

    LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s. No one was arrested and Richard, 73, issued a statement denying the allegations. South Yorkshire Police said eight officers...

  • UK woman convicted of funding terrorism in Syria

    LONDON (AP) — A woman accused of asking a friend to smuggle cash to her husband — an alleged jihadi fighter in Syria — has been found guilty of funding terrorism. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Amal El-Wahabi tried to get her friend, Nawal Msaad, to hide 20,000 euros ($26,800) in her underwear on...

  • Bank of England cautions on UK wage growth

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England modestly upgraded its growth forecast for the U.K. on Wednesday but signaled its concerns over the failure of wages, which are actually falling for the first time since 2009, to keep track with the projected expansion. In its quarterly economic projections, the...



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