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  • Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally

    Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally
    Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy protests in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were...
  • Former top aide to Cameron charged over child abuse images

    LONDON A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday. Patrick Rock, who worked on a much-vaunted government plan to offer...
  • Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran amid improving relations

    Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran amid improving relations
    Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday. The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
  • The slow-spreading news of American independence

    The slow-spreading news of American independence
    Truth be told, when we celebrate American independence today, we’ve actually missed the anniversary by two days. Like many elements of history, the popular understanding of how the Declaration of Independence unrolled, as it were, isn’t...
  • CFCArts presents 'Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music'

     CFCArts presents 'Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music'
    Central Florida Community Arts presents "Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music" this Friday, June 20. The concert features the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. More than 100 orchestra and rock musicians will come together to present a...
  • Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking

    Former aide to David Cameron sentenced to 18 months for phone hacking
    Andy Coulson, a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for presiding over phone hacking on a massive scale when he was editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid. Coulson, 46, was the only one of seven...
  • Yorkshire turns yellow for Tour's Grand Depart

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - "So Good It's Coming Twice" boasts the sign on the road into Addingham, a village just a few kilometres of pedalling from Leeds. This year's Tour de France, which begins on Saturday morning before spending two days traversing...
  • 'Pudsey the Dog: The Movie' Travels the World

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- "Pudsey the Dog: The Movie," which stars the canine winner of "Britain's Got Talent," is continuing to sell well internationally, with sales company Content racking up multiple distribution deals. The film is co-produced by Simon...
  • Key Vacancies in Bristol, New Britain Races

    As both parties maneuver for advantage in the General Assembly in the November elections, the New Britain and Bristol ballots have two key vacancies. The Democratic candidate in Senate District 31 and the Republican in Senate District 6 are out of the...
  • In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded

     In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded
    Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation. The American Revolution was in part a...
  • An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown enters the battle for Scotland

    By Alistair Smout DUNDEE Scotland (Reuters) - Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence. For many English, Scotsman Brown is an unlikely...