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PM David Cameron praises British troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron, visiting Afghanistan, said British troops there can proudly return home after having achieved a "basic level of security."

British university group rethinking position on gender segregation

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Universities UK said Friday it is reviewing advice that men and women can be separated when guest speakers demand it.

British hopes of $10B Emirates Typhoon deal sink

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's high-profile drive to sell Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets in the Persian Gulf seems to be running into trouble, with the United Arab Emirates reportedly having second thoughts about acquiring up to 60 of the aircraft under a contract possibly worth $10 billion.
Obama 'selfie' photographer speaks out: 'Photos can lie'

Obama 'selfie' photographer speaks out: 'Photos can lie'

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Agence France-Presse photographer Roberto Schmidt says we're inaccurately interpreting his now-infamous snap.
Kate Stanton

Obama 'selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial causes a stir

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama caused a stir after being seen posing for a "selfie" with two other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
G8 nations vow to develop cure for dementia by 2025

G8 nations vow to develop cure for dementia by 2025

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Health minsters at the G8 Dementia Summit in London have committed to developing a cure for dementia by 2025.
Ananth Baliga
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.
Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Africa's Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in the week before his death because the entire family was with him, a daughter said.
No obvious mechanical failure found after chopper's pub crash

No obvious mechanical failure found after chopper's pub crash

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Scottish police Monday released the names of the nine people who died when a police helicopter smashed into a Glasgow pub Friday night.
Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday a visit by the British prime minister was indicative of the strong foundation developing under bilateral affairs.

Npower layoffs reignite calls for Britain energy market reforms

SUNDERLAND, England, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The announcement of 1,460 layoffs in northeastern Britain by energy provider Npower has reignited Labor Party calls for reform of the country's energy markets.

Crews begin removing helicopter that crashed into building

GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Emergency crews Sunday were removing the wreckage of a helicopter from a Scottish pub it crashed into, killing at least eight people, officials said.

Four-country poll finds British voters more hostile to EU

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British voters are less likely to support their country's continued membership in the European Union than those in France, Germany and Poland, a poll indicates.

It's Typhoon vs. Rafale in Emirates jet joust

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Britain and France, longtime allies, are locked in a high-stake contest for a $10 billion contract for up to 60 combat jets in the United Arab Emirates, a big prize in a global defense market now driven by exports.

Oettinger reassures Norway on undersea grid link to Britain

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A planned power interconnector between Norway and Britain now threatened by regulatory hurdles is important to Europe's future, the EU's energy chief says.

Former Co-op Bank chairman arrested in Britain

WEST YORKSHIRE, England, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The former chairman of the Co-operative Bank in Britain, Paul Flowers, has been arrested in connection with a drug investigation, police in West Yorkshire said.
PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British advocacy group Friends of Earth said Thursday it wouldn't be surprised if the prime minister did issue a call to back off renewable energy policies.

Church of England synod approves women bishops

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Church of England General Synod reversed course Wednesday on female bishops, voting 378-8 in favor of consecrating women.
Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will put off a vote on new Iranian sanctions that could derail nuclear talks, senators said, as a crucial round of talks was to begin Wednesday.

British launch big drive in Emirates to see Typhoon jets

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a major lobbying campaign to sell up to 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the United Arab Emirates, a deal worth up to $10 billion.

Cameron: Couples will need to talk if they want Internet porn

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said cohabitating adults are "going to have to have a discussion" if they want to view Internet pornography.

Commonwealth summit report focuses on poverty, climate change

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A final report by leaders who attended the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka focused on poverty and climate change, and made no mention of human rights abuses.

Sri Lanka rejects British call for probe of rights abuse allegations

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka has rejected a call by Britain for an international probe into allegations of human rights abuses committed after the island nation's civil war.
British PM David Cameron attends summit in Sri Lanka

British PM David Cameron attends summit in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Tamil protesters surrounded British Prime Minister David Cameron's car as he traveled in Sri Lanka for a Commonwealth summit, authorities said.

Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Summit comes under fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's government is on the defensive ahead of the 53-nation Commonwealth Summit after a British television crew complained of police interference.
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