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  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union
    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization

    Pope Francis visits rehab hospital, decries drug legalization
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Visiting with a group of recovering addicts in a Brazilian hospital Wednesday night, Pope Francis criticized the regional push to legalize drugs, saying society must instead tackle root causes of substance abuse such as the lack of...
  • Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead

    Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead
    A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month. The train was en route from Madrid to the...
  • China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption

    China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption
    BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched
    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill

    How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill
    Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home
    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

    'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?
    The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...