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  • No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence

    No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence
    LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
  • In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition

    In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition
    SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star." It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
  • British court acquits ex-Murdoch aide on one count in hacking case

    British court acquits ex-Murdoch aide on one count in hacking case
    LONDON -- A London court acquitted former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks on one of the five charges she faces in Britain’s high-profile trial of seven former senior staff members and journalists from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. on...
  • CNN to end 'Piers Morgan Live'

    CNN has decided to end the marquee prime-time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan, the cable news network said on Sunday. A date for the final broadcast of Piers Morgan Live on CNN had not been determined and a spokeswoman did not...
  • DreamWorks Animation to bring Shrek show to London

    The green ogre is moving out of his swamp and coming to London. DreamWorks Animation said it was teaming up with Merlin Entertainments, based in Poole, Britain, to create a Shrek-themed attraction on London's South Bank. The show will transport...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law's trial to hear testimony beamed from Britain

    NEW YORK -- It was movie time at the guesthouse in Afghanistan, but this was no regular guesthouse, and it was no regular movie.  Once you checked in, you couldn't leave. Osama bin Laden was a visitor. Rooms were stocked with Al Qaeda books. And...
  • BAFTA to Showcase Work of Director Amma Asante in L.A., New York

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to showcase the work of director Amma Asante ("A Way of Life," "Belle") in April at the first of this year's "Brits to Watch: The Screenings," a series of events hosted by BAFTA in New York...
  • Obama's Visit To New Britain Triggers Spending Questions

    When someone as charismatic as President Barack Obama comes to your hometown to make an eloquent case for a minimum wage increase, it's pretty exciting. Of course, with an issue such as this, any caring person is quick to agree that raising the minimum...
  • Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs

    Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs
    NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al...
  • BAFTA Dates Film Awards: Event to Be Held on February 8, 2015

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that the EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 8, 2015 at London's Royal Opera House. It will be broadcast in the U.K. by the BBC, BAFTA said. The Film Awards...
  • As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing

    As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing
    BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
  • U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1

    U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1
    Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for...