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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»

British Prime Minister David Cameron with U.S. President Barack Obama in the grounds of the White House, July 2010.

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»

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»

Staring down a flood of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants when restrictions expire at the end of the year, British ministers recently proposed a unique idea: an ad campaign to make the UK look like a terrible place to live. Read more»

Murdoch in 2009.

Rupert Murdoch is the most powerful man in global media, which makes him a strong contender for the most powerful individual in the world. There is no good way to measure this, but the mere panoply of interests and the devil-may-care attitude his employees take toward professional ethics vastly magnifies his power and influence beyond merely giving people the news in his typical biased fashion. Read more»

A road sign, decorated with Scotland's St. Andrew's cross, greets travelers crossing the border with England.

When Scottish nationalists this week secured a deal to hold a referendum on independence from Britain, they were trading heavily on their country's historical and cultural identity. Read more»

President Obama and Chancellor Merkel have a bit of fun at the expense of Prime Minister Cameron. Read more»

At Camp David, a summit runs on its stomach. Read more»

Britain expelled all Iranian diplomats from the UK in response to the attack on its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Wednesday. Iran's embassy in London has been ordered to close immediately, Hague told parliament. Read more»

Libyan rebels celebrate in Tripoli Green Square on Sunday.

The rapid advance of Libyan rebels into Tripoli was the result of a strategy formulated with the help of British, French and Qatari special forces, and with intelligence provided by the Obama administration, NATO and U.S. military and intelligence officials have reportedly said. Read more»

British Prime Minister David Cameron.

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised Monday to overhaul government policy to tackle a "slow-motion moral collapse" which he said lay at the heart of last week's deadly riots. Read more»

The British government is exploring ways in which it might restrict the use of social media. Read more»

This week's riots in Britain have renewed the debate about multiculturalism: how much should immigrants (be forced to) assimilate into their adopted cultures? Read more»

Investigators work at the scene where three men were struck and killed by a car Wednesday in Birmingham during riots that have plagued the U.K. since Sunday.

A fifth night of violence was prevented in Britain with a huge police operation and heavy rain in some areas. During the evening magistrates worked around the clock to fast track people suspected of rioting. Read more»

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks Tuesday about the recent rioting in London that has spread across the country.

Police and community leaders fear the London riots may spread now that an initial inquiry revealed that a handgun found at the scene of the police shooting that killed Mark Duggan had not been fired. Read more»

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