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Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by his wife, Samantha, speaks to the media in front of 10 Downing street, London, Friday, June, 24, 2016, as he announces he will resign. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON - Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, bus... more

US Considers Releasing Last Russian at Guantanamo to UK

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MIAMI — The last Russian prisoner at Guantanamo Bay asked a review board Tuesday to approve his release and allow him to join his family in the U.K. Ravil Mingazov appeared by video link from the U.S. base in Cuba before members of the Periodic Review Board in the Washington area to make his case for release after nearly 14 years of custody. M... more

High Temperatures in Gulf Cause British Warships to Break Down

HMS Dragon is the fourth ship of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defense destroyers built for the Royal Navy. Photo: LA(Phot) Nicky Wilson/MOD, OGL via Wikipedia

BAHRAIN -- Not even billion-pound British warships can defeat the high temperatures of the Gulf. Six 1 billion-pound British destroyers are apparently breaking down because their power systems can't handle long tours in the region. The Type 45 destroyers have been working alongside the U.S Navy since last year, protecting aircraft carriers lau... more

Tony Blair Says Defeating ISIS Requires 'Proper Ground War'

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair takes part in a discussion on Britain in the World, in London, Tuesday May 24, 2016. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP)

LONDON  — The Islamic State group will be defeated only with a ground war involving Western troops, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday. Blair said airstrikes alone wouldn't defeat the militants. Instead, "you are going to have to go and wage a proper ground war against them," with British, American and other Western troops pl... more

UK Man Jailed for ISIS-Inspired Plot to Attack US Troops

This is an undated handout file photo issued by the Crown Prosecution Service of Junead Khan. (Crown Prosecution Service via AP)

LONDON  — A British delivery driver was sentenced Friday to at least 12 years in prison for a jihadi-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in England. A judge said Junead Khan was a "committed supporter" of the Islamic State group and planned to kill air force personnel using a knife and potentially a bomb. The 25-year-old's work... more

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