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  • 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...

  • 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...



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