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Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), delivers a speech in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28. After its loss at the polls last year on the issue of Scottish independence, the party has quadrupled its membership and is on the ascendant. Russell Cheyne/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

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Diego Garcia Islanders Displaced In U.K. Failure Hope To Return Home

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Chagossians weep at the grave of their parents on Peros Banos Island April 10, 2006. Fifteen elders are allowed to visit once a year. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Islanders Pushed Out For U.S. Base Hope For End To 40-Year Exile

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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

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Two original Magna Carta manuscripts from 1215 are on display at the British Library in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

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British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on April 12, 2015 in Cheltenham, England. Britain goes to the polls in a general election on May 7. But campaign slogans and speeches — from Cameron and his rivals — won't carry many references to international affairs. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

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Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

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In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

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A statue of the scales of justice stands above the Old Bailey, the courthouse where many high-profile libel cases are tried, in London. The U.K. is a popular place for libel cases to be filed because of laws that make it difficult for journalists or the media to prevail. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

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The view west from London's newest skyscraper looks over the River Thames and St. Paul's Cathedral. Russians have flocked to the English property and banking sectors as the economy crumbles back home. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

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British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

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Rows of potted cocoa plants from around the world. Before a cocoa variety from one country can be planted in another, it first makes a pit stop here, at a quarantine center in rural England. Courtesy of Dr. Andrew J. Daymond hide caption

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

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British Military Spending Cutbacks Spark Global Concern

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Conservative party Chairman Grant Shapps speaks to party supporters after canvassing in London on Saturday. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

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