Britain

William Hague, Foreign Secretary of Britain (AP Photo)

Kenyan joy: Britain apologizes for colonial abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The wrinkled faces of the elderly Kenyans who gathered in a downtown Nairobi hotel registered gratitude, relief and joy as Britain’s high commissioner say what many waited decades to hear: Britain […]

06/06/2013

Police and ambulance service at site of assault, Woolwich, southeast London, England. (AP Photo)

Britain braces for possible copycat attacks

LONDON (AP) — Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks by Islamic extremists after the brutal slaying of a young soldier, whose grieving family spoke Friday of their loss. […]

05/24/2013

Police and ambulance service at site of assault, Woolwich, southeast London, England. (AP Photo)

UK official: London attack could be terror-related

LONDON (AP) — Two men attacked another man near a London military barracks Wednesday, in what British authorities were investigating as a possible terror act. One man is dead and two others were injured. While […]

05/22/2013

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UK in dark mood as new recession may be confirmed

LONDON (AP) — Recession may just be a word. But in Britain it may become a dangerous habit. It’s possible that official figures on first quarter economic growth, to be released Thursday, could show the country is back in recession, and tension is building.

04/24/2013

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's coffin draped with Union Jack flag. (AP Photo)

Britain’s Iron Lady laid to rest with full pomp

LONDON (AP) — Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers and ceremony, plus cheers and occasional jeers, as Britain paused to remember a leader who transformed the country — for the better according to many, but in some eyes for the worse.

04/17/2013

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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

04/08/2013

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Briton gets 33 months for weapons-to-Iran plot

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a British businessman to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran.

01/09/2013

Prince Harry returns to Afghanistan

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AP) – Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, began a four-month combat tour Friday in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter, fresh from a vacation that […]

09/07/2012

Powerlifter gets drugs ban, misses Paralympics

LONDON (AP) – The International Paralympic Committee says that Brazilian powerlifter Bruno Pinheiro Carra will miss the London Paralympics after picking up a nine-month ban for doping. Carra tested positive for a banned diuretic during […]

09/05/2012

First appearance for Prince Harry since nude pictures

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since nude photos of him made international headlines. A fully clothed Harry attended an awards ceremony Monday for the charity WellChild to celebrate the […]

09/03/2012

Watchdog: 3,600 complaints over naked prince pics

LONDON (AP) – A press watchdog says it has received some 3,600 complaints over The Sun’s decision to publish nude photos of Britain’s Prince Harry. The tabloid was the only national newspaper to carry the […]

08/28/2012

Olympics draw to a close with mega-party weekend

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press The Olympic finishing line is almost in sight. With just a few events to go, athletes and Londoners alike are set for the mother-of-all celebrations – a weekend of gold-medal […]

08/10/2012

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