Category Archives: UK

How the US military can become a ‘band of brothers and sisters’

Even before she moved to Israel, Minnesota-born Cpl. Arrielle Werner was certain she possessed what it took to fight on the front lines. “I realized that I couldn’t be the passive Minnesotan,” said the 21-year-old member of Israel’s majority female Caracal Battalion, … Continue reading

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London’s hipsters embrace the original creative, Shakespeare, after rare theater find

LONDON – The Horse and Groom pub is known as a drinking hole and dancing venue in the heart of London’s edgy Shoreditch. It is not known as the place where Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was first performed more than … Continue reading

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UK jails 9 members of sex gang who ‘shared’ teen girls

LONDON — Nine men were jailed on Wednesday for grooming and sexually exploiting girls aged as young as 13 in the north of England. Five victims were “shared” by Kabeer Hassan, Abdul Aziz, Abdul Rauf, Mohammed Sajid, Adil Khan, Abdul Qayyum, Mohammed Amin, … Continue reading

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At London Olympics, dogs have sniffed out a key anti-terror role

LONDON — Benson’s tail wagged lazily as he weaved through the crowds in London’s St. Pancras railway station. “Good morning ladies and gents, police dog working,” said the pooch’s handler, Graham Rowlstone of the British Transport Police, as the pair … Continue reading

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Testing for terror: Preparing for the unthinkable at London Olympics

LONDON — The bells of St Clement Danes Church on The Strand chimed on the hour at 10 a.m.  Gray clouds hung low over traffic-filled streets and the cold chilled to the bone. So a pretty typical February day in … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida to Occupy: UK preps Olympics security

LONDON — A range of security challenges threaten London’s 2012 Olympics from Islamic extremist and right-wing terrorists to cybercriminals and “encampment style protests,” Home Secretary Theresa May said Wednesday. The British government has strengthened its policies toward Occupy-style protests ahead … Continue reading

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to London protesters: ‘Jesus was an Occupier’

LONDON — Veteran activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson compared the global anti-capitalist movement to the U.S. civil rights struggle, the battle against apartheid in South Africa and the fight for Indian independence during a visit to an Occupy camp in London on … Continue reading

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