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The single currency's collapse was widely predicted a year ago. But it's still here — and Greece is still a member. Understanding why requires taking a longer view. Read more»

Rioters battle police in the Hackney neighborhood of London on Monday night.

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Andy Coulson, a former News of the World editor who became communications director to British Prime Minister David Cameron. It has emerged that prior to hiring Andy Coulson as his Downing Street communications director, the prime minister was warned by very senior figures that Coulson was liable to come under more scrutiny for his role in phone hacking.

Britain's phone hacking scandal enters its third week with no sign of slowing down. Sunday, came two bomb-shells. Read more»

Murdoch in 2009.

Opinion: If the phone-hacking scandal proves anything, it's that serious, investigative journalism is the best way. Read more»

Even as his former communications chief Andy Coulson was being arrested Friday morning on allegations of phone hacking and corruption, British Prime Minister David Cameron held an unscheduled press conference this morning to get in front of the story. Read more»

After the phone-hacking scandal at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, News of the World, burst open, the Fox News mogul announced he would shutter the British newspaper. Read more»

Scotland's Andy Murray may be doomed never to win at Wimbledon.

In addition to his own personal demons, this year's top British seed at Wimbledon, Scotland's Andy Murray, will carry the weight of 75 years of British failure in tennis on to the court with him. Read more»

"We’re not entirely powerless, but we are constrained by the need for international support for anything that we do," said British Foreign Secretary William Hague on why Britain has not taken steps on the Syrian situation.

Countries have many reasons for avoiding involvement in Syria, chief among them their militaries are stretched thin in other conflicts. Read more»

London's Regent Street is festooned with flags a week before the royal wedding.

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is what royal matchmakers had in mind when they introduced Charles to Diana. Read more»

Murdoch at the 2009 World Economic Forum.

The titans of industry and their political servants gathered in Davos this week are missing one major figure: media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The almost-80-year-old owner of the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Times of London and 20th Century Fox is stuck in London putting out a major fire: a phone-hacking scandal. Read more»

the history of European integration explains why its single currency is in its current troubled state. Before you click away to a story with more sex appeal, answer two questions. Read more»

Assange on Sept. 30.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on Tuesday morning after a Swedish arrest warrant was issued. Assange said he would fight extradition. He was denied bail and will remain in custody pending his return to court Dec. 14. Read more»

The Wikileaks situation became a focus for anti-American sentiment that had been building in the United Kingdom as the post-war situation in Iraq went from bad to worse and the abuses of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and extraordinary rendition became widely publicized. Read more»

Wikileaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange

After a 72-hour build up that would have been the envy of any professional publicist, the latest trove of secret documents from Wikileaks has washed up in Europe. So far the impact has been negligible. Read more»

British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, June 10.

Three weeks ago British Prime Minister Cameron made clear he wanted all British troops home by 2015. At the start of this week Britain's defense secretary said 2014. Following his meeting Tuesday with President Obama, 2011 is the new target date to begin withdrawal. Read more»

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