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Mick Jagger, left, Keith Richards, center, and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones perform on the kick-off of the band's "50 and Counting" tour at the Staples Center on Friday, May 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Mumfords close Glastonbury after Stones triumph

LONDON (AP) – Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones’ first-ever gig at Britain’s leading music extravaganza. The […]

06/30/2013

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UK may OK creating babies with DNA from 3 people

LONDON (AP) — Britain may allow a controversial technique to create babies using DNA from three people, a move that would help couples avoid passing on rare genetic diseases, the country’s top medical officer says. […]

06/28/2013

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

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