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RAF choppers, U.S. F-16s to train at D-M in June

A trio of Royal Air Force helicopters and U.S. F-16s from Texas and Oklahoma will fly out of Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB through the end of the month.... Read more»

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The British are coming — to train at D-M

A trio of Royal Air Force heavy-lift helicopters will be among the visiting aircraft training at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Three USAF Talon jet trainers based in Texas will fly out of D-M at the end of the month.... Read more»

700 years later, Scotland's still debating independence from England

Nationalist campaigners are stirring patriotic passions ahead of a landmark referendum in the fall.... Read more»


World's nationalists together to dig united Europe's grave

Commentary: The rise of anti-European Europe will be tested in the coming Euro-elections.... Read more»


In 2014, privacy is dead in an increasingly Orwellian world

There is one surveillance camera for every 14 people in Britain. In the US, 68 percent of Americans believe current laws don't protect their online privacy. This is 2014, not 1984, right?... Read more»

UK spy agency monitored millions of Yahoo webcam chats, lots with 'undesirable nudity'

Another day, another revelation from the stockpile of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. And this time Yahoo video chat users were — or perhaps still are — the target. British surveillance agency GCHQ, with help from NSA, collected and stored images of webcam chats of millions of people around the world — including those not suspected of wrongdoing.... Read more»


Syria’s agony, Washington’s quandary

It's all but official: The United States and its allies have accepted that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and they are prepared to respond. The big question now is how? And, even more important, to what end?... Read more»


The U.S. and Britain: Extra super-secret special relationship?

When it comes to security, the special relationship is raising questions about whether the two countries are doing each other’s dirty work.... Read more»

Royal baby fatigue sets in amid Britain's celebrations

Now that the baby has been born, the golden easel displayed, the gun salutes fired and the congratulatory anthems played, it is time to pose the question — is anyone just the tiniest bit sick of the royal baby coverage yet?... Read more»

Gay marriage becomes legal in England after queen's assent

The same-sex marriage bill was passed by the lower house of the British parliament on Tuesday with support from Prime Minister David Cameron. ... Read more»


Thatcher’s death prompts sharply divided opinion over legacy

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister and one of the 20th century’s most prominent political figures, died of a stroke in London on Wednesday. Her death prompted tributes from around the world for the first elected female leader of a major Western country, and reignited debate over the contentious legacy of her unflinchingly conservative policies.... Read more»

Margaret Thatcher party packs: A celebration of a lifetime?

The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is being met with merriment in addition to mourning.... Read more»

British archbishop resigns amid misconduct allegations

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has stepped down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church following allegations of inappropriate behavior towards priests from the 1980s onwards.... Read more»

Letter from London

British shrug as gov't orders 5 more years of austerity

What Britons' willingness to accept budget cuts says about society: For long-term expats like myself, the character of the countries where we end up living is something we usually take for granted. But every once in a while you’re reminded that the place you live in is "foreign."... Read more»

University of Arizona

Video: Even the queen is a Wildcat fan

Even the Queen of the United Kingdom is a fan of the University of Arizona Wildcats. Or so says a professor at Tempe Normal School, so it may or may not be true.... Read more»1

1948 Olympic athletes reunite after 64 years

Aging Olympians reunited 64 years after China and Britain played a basketball game at the 1948 London Games. I reached the peak of my own life at the Olympics. I realized my dream at the 1948 games,” one said.... Read more»1

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