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May 8, 2015
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Scottish National Party victories real seismic change in UK election

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Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

There is no shortage of political intrigue for Britain’s political chattering classes to fixate on following Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservatives win of a majority in Parliament on Thursday.

May 8, 2015
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Scottish National Party victories real seismic change in UK election

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Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

There is no shortage of political intrigue for Britain’s political chattering classes to fixate on following Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservatives win of a majority in Parliament on Thursday.

Apr 29, 2015
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What does this election tell us about modern Britain?

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Britiain’s Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech during an election campaign visit to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, England, on April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool

Whoever comes out on top in Britain’s May 7 general election, they will have pledged some very substantial changes.

Apr 29, 2015
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What does this election tell us about modern Britain?

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Britiain’s Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech during an election campaign visit to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, England, on April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool

Whoever comes out on top in Britain’s May 7 general election, they will have pledged some very substantial changes.

Apr 23, 2015
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Dangerous crossing: Only seven EU patrol boats, two planes, one helicopter on watch for migrants in Mediterranean

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Migrants stand on board of Italian Navy ship Chimera before to be disembarked in the southern harbour of Salerno April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

After as many as 900 people died when a ship carrying migrants sank in the Mediterranean this weekend, the decision of European nations to dial back search and rescue operations in the region has been heavily criticized.

Mar 25, 2015
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Burying Richard III, England’s last post-apocalyptic warlord

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Reenactors wear period costume at the site of the Battle of Bosworth ahead of the arrival of Richard III’s reburial procession, near Leicester, central England, March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

This week, Britain finally buries — or rather reburies — the Dark Ages.

On Thursday, King Richard III — England’s last medieval monarch — will be interred in Leicester Cathedral, almost three years after archaeologists dug his remains out of a car park run by the local council.

Mar 20, 2015
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Breaking a decades-long trend, the world gets more violent

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Masked Shi’ite fighters hold their weapons in Al Hadidiya, Iraq on March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

If you were watching the news last year, it was hard to escape the impression the world was falling apart. Now the data is in. And yes, it turns out the world’s most violent conflicts got a lot bloodier in 2014 — almost 30 percent bloodier, in fact.

Dec 27, 2014

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent.

Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the battle with Islamic State militants, the West’s stand-off with Russia over Ukraine and the fight against Ebola, will rumble on. Others could erupt at short notice.

Dec 22, 2014

From Baltic to Asia, East-West aerial confrontations heat up

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) – From the skies of the Baltic to
the South China Sea, a new era of confrontation with Russia and
China is pitting U.S. and allied pilots against their
counterparts on a scale not seen since the Cold War era.

It is, current and former officials say, a major shift for
air crews who by and large have spent more than a decade flying
largely uncontested missions over Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nov 27, 2014

West struggles with Russia’s ‘ambiguous warfare’ tactics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.

    When Estonia was the victim of a cyber attack in 2007 and blamed Moscow, the Kremlin responded that it could not always control patriotic Russian hackers.

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