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Abe Kenmore, World and Nation Editor

September 5, 2014

ISIS-controlled territory: The Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing the execution of the American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to The Wall Street Journal. He is the second American journalist in as many weeks to be executed in such a fashion, the other being James Foley, Like Fole...

The declining popularity of British Prime Minister David Cameron

Charlotte Hudson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

The clash between the U.S. Republican party and its factional radical right-wing Tea Party mirrors a predicament transpiring in the U.K. The Conservatives of the U.K. — also known as the Tories — have been emphasizing values similar to the U.S. Republican Party. Free enterprise and private ownership...

Contaminated meat versus local food sources: Europe, U.S. question quality

Chloe Lindeman, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

What do Ireland, England, France and Romania all have in common? Horsemeat. The discovery of horsemeat sold as beef is the center of a growing food scandal in Europe. Britain and France removed several food products from their shelves after DNA testing indicated the presence of up to 100 percent...

UK pension pots are wide open: dig in

Jordan Smith, Staff Writer

October 5, 2012

A friendly reminder that the U.S. is not the only country suffering from a poor economy: the U.K. has proposed a plan allowing residents to tap into their pensions for financial assistance. Primarily, the scheme was designed to help boost the housing market, as many citizens were struggling to afford...

The UK has got your Number: New legislation to watch web use

Justyn Melrose

April 13, 2012

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? Soon, a new law in the U.K. will allow the government to monitor citizens’ internet use. “There’s two parts,” said Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch to The Guilfordian in an email interview. “Firstly, it involves asking...