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52 steel pillars in London's Hyde Park represent the victims of the 7/7/2005 bombings.

Opinion: Mass murders are significant events and their anniversaries are usually a time for reflection and public commemoration. But Wednesday's anniversary of the 7/7 suicide bombings is being marked, well, it's being marked by nothing. Read more»

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

At half past twelve, Britain's 39-year-old chancellor of the Exchequer rose from his place and ushered in a new era of austerity in British life. Cut spending, raise taxes. Can it make a difference? Read more»

A mural in Derry shows a group men, led by a local Catholic priest (later to become Bishop Daly), carrying the body of Jack (Jackie) Duddy from the scene of Bloody Sunday.

Moving on has never been a part of life in Ulster. Those who could understand the concept "move on" — Protestant and Catholic — did precisely that and over the centuries left Ireland altogether. Cameron can only hope that his unprecedented words will create an unprecedented degree of acceptance. Read more»

President Obama and Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolf, left, inspect a tar ball as they look at the effect the BP oil spill is having on Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 28.

While President Obama returned to the Gulf Coast to track the growing devastation caused by the blown-out BP oil well, BP's board of directors huddled behind closed doors here Monday to prepare for a showdown with the Obama administration in Washington on Wednesday. Read more»

U.S. fans at the World Cup in Rustenburg.

The U.S. and England teams battled to a 1-1 draw in their first game at the World Cup. Check our live blog from London's White Hart pub, where all bets were on an English win. Just don't mention BP. Read more»

The Turkish ambassador to Israel has been recalled. Three long-planned joint military exercises between Israel and Turkey have been canceled. And that's just the beginning of the fallout caused by Israel's attack Monday on a flotilla of ships hoping to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. Read more»

David Cameron

Update: Gordon Brown is no longer British Prime Minister. The Queen will now summon David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, to form a government. Cameron is expected to form a coalition government with the Liberal Democrat party. Read more»

The horse trading has begun to determine who forms the next government. How long will it take for the U.K. to find its way out of the electoral fog? Read more»

Britons are flocking to the polls today to cast their ballots in the most unpredictable election in at least three decades. Read more»

Want to know what "hung parliament" and "first past the post" mean? Read more»

Queen Elizabeth II, on a U.K. banknote.

Three months ago the assumption was the Conservatives would win Britain's elections easily. But, according to the latest polls, it is now possible that none of the main political parties will win a majority, there will be a hung parliament and the Queen will have to choose a minority government. Read more»

Protesters outside Britain's Iraq Inquiry.

Timeline of a new era in world history: Before - 9/11 - After. That is the real meaning of the back-to-back events in the British capital this week Read more»

A memorial for the victims of Flight 103 stands in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted of the bombing of flight Pan Am 103, was released from a Scottish prison Thursday on "compassionate grounds." Read more»

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