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    The sister-in-law of an English woman who died and left her fortune to the Conservative Party is crying foul, saying the entire family was liberal-minded and the political betrayal smacked of "spite."

  • U.K. politician Nigel Evans resigns, charged with sexually assaulting men

    One of Britain’s leading Conservative Party politicians, Nigel Evans, resigned as deputy speaker of the House of Commons on Tuesday evening over charges of sexual offenses against seven men.

  • A resident leaves the polling station after casting her vote in the Eastleigh by-election in West End, Hampshire, southern England Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Britain's political parties are contesting a special election after a campaign overshadowed by scandals, including the criminal conviction of a former Cabinet minister and allegations of sexual misconduct against a party official. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/PA)

    British election pushes anti-immigration party to forefront

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party has suffered a huge election defeat, as Friday parliamentary voting saw the scandal-ridden Liberal Democrat surge to first place.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Reeling conservatives face 'recalibration' at their core

    Republicans found themselves facing agonizing day-after questions Wednesday that they admit are nearly impossible to answer while trying to hold together their diverse electoral coalition and ensure their survival as America's conservative party.

  • World Briefs: New interior minister cracked down on al Qaeda

    King Abdullah on Monday appointed as interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has led a crackdown on al-Qaeda terrorists and survived a suicide bomb attack claimed by the jihadists.

  • Thatcher power suit sold for $39,670 at auction

    A turquoise wool suit that Margaret Thatcher wore on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party leader has sold at auction for 25,000 pounds ($39,670).

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta (AP Photo/City of Montreal Police Service)

    Canadian police think body-parts suspect is overseas

    A porn actor wanted in a case in which body parts from a dismembered corpse were mailed to places including the Conservative Party headquarters might have fled North America, Canadian police said Thursday.

  • Meryl Streep was nominated this month for a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in "The Iron Lady." (Weinstein Co. via Associated Press)

    Even in biopic, 'Iron Lady' divides

    With hairdo, handbag and hubris, she dominated - and divided - Britain for a decade. Now a film about Margaret Thatcher is doing it all over again.

  • 'The Iron Lady' shows Thatcher still divides Brits

    With hairdo, handbag and hubris, she dominated _ and divided _ Britain for a decade. Now a film about Margaret Thatcher is doing it all over again.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. During a two-day summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will try to build support for their plan for eurozone nations to submit their national budgets to much greater scrutiny. (Associated Press)

    Cameron caught in middle of Conservative feud on Europe

    David Cameron is feeling the weight of the incurable feud over Europe within his own party, a load that is overshadowing the British prime minister's trip to Brussels for a summit to save the euro.

  • The major-party candidates for New York's 26th Congressional District, Republican Jane Corwin (left) and Democrat Kathy Hochul, participate in a debate May 12. They and an independent are vying in a special election Tuesday.

    EDITORIAL: Obama's best hope: Divide and conquer

    The New York 26th Congressional District race is an important cautionary tale for Republicans. Party divisions helped throw a normally safe seat to the Democrats, and you can be sure the White House is taking notes.

  • World Scene

    Britain must cut immigration dramatically to ease social strain, Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday, telling supporters the influx of newcomers is putting serious pressure on some communities.

British riot police officers in central London clash with demonstrators against the coalition government's spending cuts. They were among tens of thousands of mostly peaceful demonstrators who streamed into central London on Saturday to march against cuts for welfare, health care and education, among other services.

    Unlikely U.K. government coalition holds fast

    The Conservative-Liberal Democrat marriage has been kept intact by the parties' mutual commitment to reducing the country's massive deficit, lawmakers from both parties say.

  • Political Scene

    The marketing firm hoping to convince Delaware voters that Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is not a witch is no stranger to provocative ads.

  • Lazio ends 3rd-party bid for governor

    The unpredictable race for governor in New York got wilder Monday after Conservative Party candidate Rick Lazio withdrew, boosting the chances of the "tea party" Republican who is taking on the once-unassailable Democratic nominee, Andrew M. Cuomo.

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