More United Kingdom Articles

  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who's rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince...

  • Cornish people recognized as official UK minority

    LONDON (AP) — The residents of England's windswept, wave-lashed southwest are Europe's newest official minority. The British government said Thursday Cornish people have been given the same status as Scots, Welsh and Irish — the U.K.'s other Celtic peoples — under EU law protecting...

  • Man United's brand strength softens blow of slump

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season. Few clubs have the money-making abilities of United, which has been setting revenue records even as the team endured poor...

  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when...

  • Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

    LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents. The former British...

  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months. That's what David Moyes managed to achieve at Manchester United — and there was only going to be one outcome. Overwhelmed by the...

  • Andy Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig. Coulson and six others are on trial on charges stemming from the revelation in 2011 that the News of the...

  • British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job. "They" are workers from other European Union countries, who have the right to live in Britain. One billboard...

  • Faith in government-provided health care is misplaced

    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.

  • Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

    DUBLIN (AP) — A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner was shot to death Friday in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill him. Residents say gunmen escorted the victim, 43-year-old Tommy Crossan, to a fuel depot overlooked by houses and shot him in...

  • Top Obama campaign aides face off in British elections

    David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two of President Obama's top campaign aides during the 2012 election, are working against each other in the British elections.

  • Royal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Friday morning at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, an annual fair that...

  • News from Britain: Smaller state means more jobs

    About one-third of the money in the Obama Democrats' 2009 stimulus program went to state and local governments. The obvious aim was to maintain levels of public sector employment -- and public sector union membership.

  • Britain's Co-op posts loss in 'disastrous' year

    LONDON (AP) — The Co-operative Group, Britain's largest mutual society, on Thursday posted a 2.5 billion-pound ($3.04 billion) loss for 2013, a year its chief executive called "disastrous." The Co-op is owned by its 7 million members and is active in everything from food to funerals to...

  • Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

    SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday stopped in the Blue Mountains town of Winmalee to meet with firefighters...



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