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  • UK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle

    LONDON (AP) — Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year. David Cameron closed...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...

  • UK Conservatives seek TV, online ban on extremists

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if...

  • This is how England deals with 'Twitter trolls' and online harassment

    A man from Bristol, England, was sentenced this week to 18 weeks in jail for using his Twitter account to abuse and threaten a female MP.

  • UK warplanes on 1st mission since strikes approved

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Ministry of Defense says warplanes have taken off for their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament approved airstrikes targeting the Islamic state group. The Tornado GR4 aircraft took off from RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus on Saturday, hours after Britain joined the...

  • British approve airstrikes in Iraq

    The British Parliament in an emergency session overwhelmingly voted to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in Iraq.

  • UK counterterror police arrest 9 men in London

    LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested nine men on suspicion of being members of banned organizations as well as supporting and encouraging terrorism. The men, ranging in age from 22 to 51, are in custody at London police stations. British media reported that Anjem...

  • UK-Iran meeting first since 1979 revolution

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the first such meeting since the Iranian revolution in 1979. A Cameron spokesman said the two leaders agreed to seek to...

  • UK Parliament recalled to discuss Iraq airstrikes

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has been recalled to debate whether the country should support air strikes to thwart Islamic State group extremists in Iraq, Prime Minster David Cameron said Wednesday. Cameron announced the session, which will include a vote, after meeting with Iraqi Prime...

  • UK regulator fines Barclays record $62 million

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators fined Barclays Bank Plc, Britain's second-biggest bank, a record 37.7 million pounds ($62 million) for failing to properly protect client assets. The Financial Conduct Authority said Tuesday that the penalty was the largest ever for such violations and reflected...

  • Cameron: Queen 'purred' after Scottish vote

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result. The leader was filmed chatting with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New...

  • UK Labour leader lays out vision for the future

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband laid out his vision Tuesday for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future. In the last Labour Party Conference before the May election, the party's leader promised thousands more...

  • Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders — and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand. Scotland's experiment of...

  • White House privately delighted U.K. remains united

    The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the United States and the U.K.

  • As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange....



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