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Proper time for condom, abortion ads?

In what is sure to set some traditional stiff upper lips aquiver, British television viewers are being asked whether the latest pitch for condoms is a fit subject to ponder over afternoon tea, or whether dinner is really the time for the television to be giving children advice on abortion. Published April 20, 2009

London ready for G-20 unrest

Police are poised to send thousands of riot officers into London's streets next week to protect President Obama and leaders of 19 other nations, amid stark warnings that masses of protesters plan to attack the Group of 20 summit in the British capital. Published March 23, 2009

London paralyzed by snow

A winter storm born in the heart of Russia and sweeping in from continental Europe blanketed Britain in the heaviest snowfall in nearly two decades Monday, nearly paralyzing London and doing what the Nazi blitz of World War II could never manage - bring the capital's buses to a complete halt. Published February 3, 2009

Ice, snow, woe for Londoners

A winter storm born in the heart of Russia and sweeping in from continental Europe blanketed Britain in the heaviest snowfall in nearly two decades Monday, nearly paralyzing London and doing what the Nazi Blitz of World War II could never manage bring the capital's buses to a complete halt. Published February 2, 2009

Britons still shun euro as pound falls

Britons are clinging to their battered national currency, the pound sterling, even as their country follows numerous others around the world and sinks into recession. Published January 27, 2009

British predict Obama wins by landslide

From the mayor of London to Britain's own "Joe the Plumber," Obamamania has rolled across the British isles like a tsunami. Published November 1, 2008