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British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament over how the referendum he has called on leaving the European Union will be conducted.
Troubled British retail giant Tesco agreed Monday to sell South Korean unit Homeplus to a consortium led by private equity firm MBK Partners for more than £4.0 billion.
British actress Emily Watson will receive a lifetime achievement award at Spain's San Sebastian film festival.
The contract that launched the career of The Beatles will be sold in London later this month and is expected to fetch up to £500,000 (681,000 euros, $760,000).
Britain promised to take in thousands more Syrian refugees and give 100 million pounds in extra aid, as their plight raised pressure on European leaders.
The prime ministers of Britain and Spain called for a "real reform of the eurozone" that makes growth and free trade a priority.
Hundreds of people dressed all in white attended an elegant pop-up picnic in London in an event aimed to celebrate public space in cities.
Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarchs, both came to the throne young yet remained a steady presence through eras of dramatic change.
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of colour despite grey skies, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party.
Hundreds of pairs of rubber boots left behind by music fans who attended Britain's Glastonbury music festival have been donated to migrants in Calais.
Russia successfully launched a Proton rocket with a British satellite in the first such launch since an engine failure in May resulted in a Mexican satellite being destroyed.
Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted that efforts to resurrect a push for Australia to become a republic were doomed despite his treasurer's new role as a bipartisan torchbearer for the movement.
British-Irish boyband One Direction is to take a break next year, quickly reassuring the group's passionate fanbase that they had no plans to split up.
Britain's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.
France and Britain are to sign a deal Thursday aimed at alleviating the migrant crisis in Calais, where thousands of people desperate to cross the Channel have gathered in slum-like conditions.
E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.
Britain's Prince Charles dreaded the prospect of divorce a year before he wed Princess Diana, suggests a letter he wrote in 1980 that is up for sale in the United States.
Listening to music before, after and even during surgery reduces anxiety and the need for painkillers, according to a comprehensive study published.
London's Underground staff are to hold two further 24-hour strikes later this month, threatening more chaos for commuters already hit by strikers protesting plans for night services.
Millions of Londoners were forced to walk, cycle or take packed buses to and from work as Underground staff staged their second strike in a month over plans to run trains all night.
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