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  • 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...

  • UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies

    LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member resigned Tuesday in protest of the British government's policies on Gaza, describing the approach as "morally indefensible" and detrimental to the national interest. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister of Pakistani descent,...

  • UK: Man arrested on suspicion of bomb hoax

    LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat aboard a Qatar Airways plane bound for Britain that forced Royal Air Force fighter jets to escort the jet to a safe landing. Qatar Airways Flight 23, carrying 269 passengers and 13 crew on a flight...

  • People, not politicians, improve world economies

    After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain's ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery.

  • UK warship evacuates 110 citizens from Libya

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya has arrived in Malta, bringing the total of evacuees by ship in the last 48 hours to 361. The HMS Enterprise arrived in Malta on Monday and the evacuated Britons included 30 children and four pregnant women. Libya...

  • Haggis a potent symbol as Scotland decides future

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Jo Macsween has haggis in her blood. The business founded by her butcher grandfather is a leading purveyor of Scotland's national dish: a blend of offal, oats and spices, traditionally served in a sheep's stomach. Macsween...

  • UK prime minister says NATO must rethink Russia

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has called on NATO to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine and strike an agreement on how to sustain a robust presence in Eastern Europe. In a letter to alliance leaders released Saturday,...

  • British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls. A mother of two girls who were allegedly abused told The...

  • Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

    LONDON (AP) — It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers. Now a new campaign called "Talk to me" wants to break that habit and change London's image as one of the loneliest places in Britain. "Talking...

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing...



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