More United Kingdom Articles

  • 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...

  • UK warns of humanitarian crisis in Iraq

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's office pledged Monday to send a small contingent of Royal Air Force Tornados to Northern Iraq to offer surveillance capability over the siege of a minority group by Islamic militants — a situation described by London as a massive humanitarian...

  • Three hundred years later, Americans owe a debt to King George I

    As we lament the effects of the Great War that broke out 100 years ago, let's remember gratefully what happened 200 years before that.

  • Britain pledges new funding to contain Ebola

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has announced 3 million pounds (US$5 million) in new funding to help contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa. International Development Secretary Justine Greening says Britain will provide 1.25 million pounds to help the governments of Sierra Leone and Liberia boost...

  • A political game-changer in Britain: Boris Johnson is running for Parliament

    Johnson's re-entry into parliamentary politics significantly increases the Conservatives' chances for victory next year.

  • UK parliamentary committee urges action on Gaza

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is coming under increased pressure over his government's policies on Gaza, after a cross-party parliamentary committee urged him Wednesday to press Israel to lift restrictions on trade and travel in the Palestinian territory. The Commons...

  • UK bomb hoax suspect faces mental assessment

    LONDON (AP) — British police say a 47-year-old man suspected of making a bomb hoax aboard a Qatar Airways flight has been referred for assessment of his mental health. Greater Manchester Police said Wednesday that the man was examined by medical staff and a mental health team following his...



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