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April 25, 2016
Army officer dies after collapsing running London Marathon
A British Army officer has died after collapsing three miles short of the London Marathon finish line. Marathon organizers ...
April 20, 2016
6 British soldiers reburied over century after death in WWI
Six British World War I soldiers have been reburied more than 100 years after they fell in a battle on Flanders Fields.
April 01, 2016
UK man convicted of plotting to attack US troops in Britain
A British delivery driver was convicted Friday of planning to attack American military personnel in the U.K. with knives or ...
March 27, 2016
Ireland recalls 1916 Easter Rising against British rule
Thousands of soldiers marched solemnly through the crowded streets of Dublin on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...
March 17, 2016
Prince Harry to visit Nepal, tour quake-hit areas
When Britain's Prince Harry visits Nepal this weekend, ordinary people hope his tour of earthquake-hit areas will draw ...
February 29, 2016
UK troops to advise Tunisia on halting Libya border breaches
Britain's defense minister says about 20 U.K. troops are being sent to Tunisia to help stop people crossing illegally from ...
February 22, 2016
Record-setting British pilot Eric 'Winkle' Brown dies at 97
Eric "Winkle" Brown, a British pilot who flew more kinds of aircraft than anyone in history and was the first person to land ...
January 29, 2016
Royal Navy warships face pricey work after power problems
The British military says some of the Royal Navy's most sophisticated warships will have to undergo major refurbishment ...
January 22, 2016
Poland welcomes increased British military presence
Polish and British defense officials say there are plans for a stronger British military presence in Poland to reassure ...
January 22, 2016
Cameron vows to end 'spurious' abuse cases against UK troops
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make it harder for Iraqis to bring claims of abuse against British troops. Cameron said ...
January 22, 2016
Senior RAF officer appointed head of Britain's armed forces
The British government has appointed a senior Royal Air Force officer to head the country's armed forces. Officials announced ...
January 20, 2016
US and allies meet in Paris to strengthen anti-IS coalition
Britain's top military official says countries allied against the Islamic State group have to capitalize on recent gains made ...
January 13, 2016
UK man faces French trial for trying to save migrant girl
Rob Lawrie had a choice. On one side lay the law — you can't sneak a 4-year-old girl across international borders — and on ...
January 12, 2016
Foreign secretary: UK helping Saudi-led Yemen campaign
British troops are helping identify targets for a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen and haven't found any "deliberate" ...
January 02, 2016
Inquiry: UK soldiers who fought in Iraq may face prosecution
The head of an official British investigation into alleged abuses during the Iraq War says that U.K. soldiers may face ...
December 23, 2015
British troops deploy to Afghan province amid Taliban battle
When Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani took office, it ushered in a period of hope for the country's traumatized people ...
December 20, 2015
UK's Cameron wants women in army combat roles next year
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants front-line combat roles opened up to female soldiers by the end of 2016.
December 16, 2015
The Latest: US position on Assad hasn't changed, envoy says
The latest news on developments in the Syrian conflict. All times local: 9:30 p.m. The United States' ambassador to the ...
December 10, 2015
Killer of UK soldier Lee Rigby suing prison for lost teeth
The extremist convicted of fatally hacking British soldier Lee Rigby two years ago is suing prison officials over having his ...
December 07, 2015
UK army joins rescue teams amid severe flooding
Britain's army was called in to help put down sandbags and evacuated people from their homes Sunday as stormy weather left ...