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  • Rebekah Brooks 'vindicated' by hacking acquittal

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Thursday she is innocent of phone hacking and other crimes and feels vindicated by a jury's unanimous decision to acquit her. The ex-tabloid editor made her first public statement since being cleared after an eight-month trial...

  • Britain's Cameron isolated in EU leader search

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Many political battles are ugly — but toss in 28 nations, high unemployment, angry voters and a skeptical Britain and the fight over who will be the European Union's next chief executive may have profound consequences. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has set himself...

  • Royal refurb: Palace repairs add to monarchy cost

    LONDON (AP) — Everyone says there are lots of hidden costs to owning a home. If you own a palace, the costs are royal. That became evident when the Buckingham Palace released its accounts Thursday, which showed the monarchy cost British taxpayers 35.7 million pounds ($60.8 million) last year...

  • Calling Dame Judi: UK needs new MI6 spy chief

    LONDON (AP) — Wanted: Spymaster. Discretion an asset. Britain's MI6 intelligence agency announced Thursday that director John Sawers will leave in November at the end of his five-year term. It said the recruitment process for his successor would begin soon. MI6, also known as the Secret...

  • Probe: BBC star used hospitals for serial abuse

    LONDON (AP) — The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile sexually abused children as young as 5 in hospitals across Britain for decades and claimed to have abused corpses, a series of independent investigations concluded Thursday. The findings, which cover 28 hospitals and date from the 1960s,...

  • Threat of housing bubble pushes Britain to act

    LONDON (AP) — Can Britain avoid bubble trouble in its economy? Concerns are mounting that the country's housing market is overinflated, with London house prices rising almost 19 percent in 12 months. Experts fear it is fueled by debt and the market might 'pop' and come crashing down, as it...

  • One editor convicted, one cleared in UK scandal

    LONDON (AP) — It was a simple trick — punching in passcodes to listen to messages left on other people's phones. For years the illegal technique, known as phone hacking, helped Britain's News of the World tabloid get juicy stories about celebrities, politicians and royalty. But the fallout...

  • UN estimates 423 killed in Ukraine's east

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations estimated Tuesday that 423 people were killed between April 15 and June 20 in eastern Ukraine, where the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic told the U.N. Security Council that the estimate of...

  • UK queen visits Belfast set of 'Game of Thrones'

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough. The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne. Unlike...



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    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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