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  • US airstrike targets 'Jihadi John' from IS slaying videos

    November 13, 2015 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Pentagon says U.S. forces have conducted an airstrike in Syria targeting the British man known as "Jihadi John" who participated in the beheading videos of two American journalists and the slayings of several other captives. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the airstrike Thursday in Raqqa targeted Mohamed... more »
  • Egypt: Nefertiti may be buried in King Tut's tomb

    October 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    LUXOR, Egypt- Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. Mamdouh el-Damaty said Tuesday during a visit to Luxor that he will ask for final... more »
  • Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

    August 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    PARIS- Three Americans and a British man who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium have received France's top honor. French President Francois Hollande today pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend... more »
  • British rockers coming to Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2015 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The British are coming to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time and will close the festival's largest stage at... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Leaders: US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:47 AM

    NEWPORT, Wales - Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday that their nations will "not be cowed" by extremists who have killed two American journalists. "We will be more forthright in the defense of our values,... more »
  • Guardian chief: UK spies shredded newsroom disks

    August 19, 2013 6:00 PM

    LONDON - The editor of the Guardian newspaper says that British agents destroyed an unspecified number of his newsroom's hard drives in an apparent bid to keep Edward Snowden's leaked intelligence material safe from Chinese spies. Alan Rusbridger made the claim in an opinion published to the newspaper's website Monday,... more »
  • Wiebe wins Senior British Open on fifth day

    July 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    SOUTHPORT, England - Mark Wiebe wrapped up the Senior British Open this morning with a win. In the first playoff in the 27-year history of the event, Wiebe outdueled Bernhard Langer for first Senior British Open title. Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale... more »
  • British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage

    February 5, 2013 2:24 PM

    LONDON- British lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriages. The government-proposed bill would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided that the religious institution consents. In a first House of Commons vote on Tuesday, lawmakers voted 400 to... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • UK teen hospitalized after swigging nitrogen drink

    October 10, 2012 1:02 PM

    LONDON - Authorities say a British teen has had her stomach removed after she ingested a cocktail prepared with liquid nitrogen, an exotic ingredient often used by bartenders to add a touch of drama to their drinks. British media say 18-year-old Gaby Scanlon was out with her friends Thursday night... more »
  • Actor Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson's, retiring

    August 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    LONDON - British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career." The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last... more »
  • William, Kate, Harry meet British Olympic team

    July 31, 2012 1:52 PM

    LONDON - Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have dropped in on the British Olympic team's official residence to wish them good luck and to admire the bronze medal won by swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Tuesday's royal visit caught dozens of athletes by surprise. Adlington, who has a... more »
  • Iranian students storm British Embassy in Tehran

    November 29, 2011 3:22 PM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Police appear to be back in control of the British Embassy in Tehran, after it was stormed earlier today by hard-line Iranian students. They brought down the Union Jack flag, burned an embassy vehicle and threw documents from windows. The scenes were reminiscent of the seizing... more »
  • UK cops may use plastic bullets in riots

    August 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    LONDON - Restaurants and stores are closing early across London again today, amid fears of more violence. Riots and looting have raged across London since Saturday, with rioters setting buildings and vehicles on fire, looting stores and pelting police officers with bottles. Police reinforcements have been called in... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Shepherd's Pie

    May 25, 2011 6:51 AM

    Rob Irwin and David Montgomery with The Londoner Pub and Grill stopped by the 2une In kitchen to close out May's Chef of the Month segment with a British-inspired dish. Shepherd's Pie 2 cups shepherd's pie mix (see recipe below) 1 cup mashed potatoes 1 ounce Gruyere 1.... more »

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