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  • Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

    Bill Clinton and the company he keeps
    It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, "A man is known by the company he keeps." The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about Prince Andrew keeping company with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, now accused of keeping...
  • 'Imitation Game' is a winner in Newport

    'Imitation Game' is a winner in Newport
    Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
  • 'Sophia' a fascinating story of a princess turned revolutionary

    'Sophia' a fascinating story of a princess turned revolutionary
    Born in England and a favored goddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was thoroughly British. Yet she was also Indian — her father had signed his kingdom over to the British Empire — and that left Sophia caught between...
  • Timothy Spall immerses himself for 'Mr. Turner' role

    The great British artist J.M.W. Turner's "Snow Storm Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water, and Going by the Lead" is as huge as its title, a massive swirl of blues, grays, and browns, full of light and mist and the tug of...
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to make state visit to Germany in June

    Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will make a state visit to Germany in June — the fifth such engagement of her long reign. The monarch will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh in the June 24-26 visit, which comes following an...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam

    As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture. See how you do. Challenge your friends. And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah hospitalized for medical tests

    Saudi Arabia’s 90-year-old monarch, King Abdullah, was hospitalized Wednesday for medical tests, the state news agency reported. For many months, Abdullah’s apparently failing health has put a spotlight on leadership questions in the U.S.-...
  • Joan Collins, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hurt and James Corden honored by Queen Elizabeth II

    The diva of "Dynasty" is now a dame. Joan Collins, who played scheming, shoulder pad-wearing Alexis Carrington in the hit 1980s TV show, was made the female equivalent of a knight in Queen Elizabeth II's annual New Year's honors list. The star of...
  • Buckingham Palace denies Prince Andrew sex case claims

    LONDON Buckingham Palace on Friday denied "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew. The official denial of the long-standing allegations came after the duke of York, brother to heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, was named...
  • New accuser in Epstein sex case claims financier 'loaned' her to Prince Andrew, foreign leaders

    New accuser in Epstein sex case claims financier 'loaned' her to Prince Andrew, foreign leaders
    For years, the story of South Florida billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein — involving allegations of human trafficking, an international underage sex ring, a Palm Beach mansion, a private island in the Caribbean and an FBI investigation...
  • Buckingham Palace denies Prince Andrew engaged in sexual impropriety

    Royal officials on Friday denied that Britain's Prince Andrew engaged in any "impropriety with underage minors" after he was named in U.S. court documents related to a lengthy lawsuit against American financier Jeffrey Epstein. In papers filed to a...