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Britain, Germany commit to impose costs on Russia if it reneges on Ukraine agreement

Britain, Germany commit to impose costs on Russia if it reneges on Ukraine agreement

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Britain and Germany expressed their commitment to Ukraine, agreeing to impose costs on Russia if it fails to honor the Ukrainian de-escalation agreement.
JC Finley
Britain invokes power to strip citizenship

Britain invokes power to strip citizenship

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- The British government is seeking additional flexibility to strip certain citizens, typically terrorism suspects, of their citizenship.
Ed Adamczyk
British PM Cameron orders investigation into Muslim Brotherhood

British PM Cameron orders investigation into Muslim Brotherhood

April 1 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday that he has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood.
JC Finley
Siemens wind turbine factory lauded by environmental group

Siemens wind turbine factory lauded by environmental group

March 25 (UPI) -- A decision by Siemens to build a wind turbine plant in the United Kingdom is a "massive boost" for a low-carbon economy, British Friends of Earth said Tuesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Cameron on Ukraine crisis: 'It is Russia that needs to change course'

Cameron on Ukraine crisis: 'It is Russia that needs to change course'

March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in the Hague on the Western response to the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Aileen Graef

Famous British flood car sells for $165,000

YEOVIL, England, March 21 (UPI) -- The owner of a car that became famous as an underwater symbol of flooding in Somerset, England, has sold for $165,000 on eBay.
Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. top diplomat ended talks with his Russian counterpart Friday saying Moscow isn't ready to decide anything on Ukraine until Crimea's secession vote.

Labor Party firebrand Tony Benn dies at age 88

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- Longtime British Labor Party leader and leftish lawmaker Tony Benn died at his home in London after a long illness Friday, his family said. He was 88.
Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

JERUSALEM, March 13 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders Thursday urged Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to condemn random rocket fire on Israel and warned of a similar action on Gaza.

Putin tells Merkel, Cameron Crimea secession within international law

KIEV, Ukraine, March 10 (UPI) -- Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said Monday preparations for the southern Ukrainian region to become part of Russia have begun.
Russia makes plans for Crimea, ahead of referendum

Russia makes plans for Crimea, ahead of referendum

KIEV, Ukraine, March 9 (UPI) -- A Crimean pro-Russia leader suggested Sunday Ukrainian troops in the province leave peacefully, or renounce their loyalty and join Russian troops.

Ukraine agrees to participate in Winter Paralympics

SOCHI, Russia, March 7 (UPI) -- Ukrainian sporting officials said the country will not boycott the Paralympic Games, which began Friday in Sochi, Russia.

BAE secures deal with Saudi Arabia on Typhoon jet pricing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- BAE, the world's third biggest defense company, has secured an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the pricing of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon strike jets after two years of fraught negotiations and unsuccessful efforts to export the aircraft elsewhere.

Jury told to find Brooks not guilty on 1 charge in phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The judge in the British phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks told the jury to find the ex-editor not guilty on a charge concerning a photo of Prince William.
Ukraine president sacks army chief, 26 dead

Ukraine president sacks army chief, 26 dead

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- After renewed violence in Kiev left 26 people dead, Ukraine's president has replaced the head of the armed forces in an effort to clamp down on unrest.
Gabrielle Levy

Geopolitics 101 -- Don't lose wars!

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Prior to entering national office, politicians of all stripes and especially U.S. presidents-elect and members of Congress should take a short course in Geopolitics 101.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

New IRA group claims responsibility for parcel bombs

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A group calling itself the "IRA" has claimed responsibility for seven crude parcel bombs sent to British army recruiting stations last week, officials said.

South, southeast, central Britain brace for flooding

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Communities in southern, southwest and central Britain prepared for flooding with the threat of heavy rains Friday into Saturday, weather experts said.

'Crude' bombs mailed to British army offices

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Crude package bombs sent to British army posts show "the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism," the prime minister's office said Thursday.

Euro Parliament panel exempts shale gas from beefed-up rules

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Backers of shale gas scored a victory this week when a European Parliament committee exempted the industry from beefed-up environmental impact assessments.

Troops to aid in evacuation of flood victims in southern Britain

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- About 1,600 troops were deployed to southern England Tuesday to help evacuate residents from flooded homes, British Defense Minister Philip Hammond said.
U.K. Met Office: stronger storms linked to global warming

U.K. Met Office: stronger storms linked to global warming

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.K. Met Office says the connection between bigger and more damaging storms and a warming climate is undeniable.
Brooks Hays

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.K. stronger united, Cameron says

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom will have more military and diplomatic sway on the international stage with Scotland as a partner, the British prime minister said Friday.
British PM David Cameron wants Scotland to stay part of U.K.

British PM David Cameron wants Scotland to stay part of U.K.

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said he doesn't want to see the United Kingdom torn apart in September's Scottish independence referendum.
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