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  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • Oscar-nominated Cumberbatch calls for UK to pardon gay men convicted of 'gross indecency'

    Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday in the Guardian praises the...
  • Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom

    Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom
    It will be all soccer, all the time as the Fire embark on their next phase of training. After a week of conditioning and relatively light workouts at home, the Fire were set to depart for the United Kingdom on Sunday for more intense work and —...
  • British politicians seek a touch of Churchill magic as they mark 50 years since his funeral

    Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic. Prime Minister David Cameron — facing pressure...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!

    Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!
    The white-capped minarets of Birmingham Central Mosque tower high in the air. Beneath one, a large sign is clearly visible to motorists and passersby: "READ AL-QUR'AN, THE FINAL TESTAMENT." The dome in the center of the building, above a prayer hall...
  • Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot

     Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot
    Ned Beauman is one of those rare novelists who can dream up intricate, incongruous plots, pepper them with historical facts, whip in biting British humor, and just like that — they become almost believable. Not quite 30, this British Bright...
  • Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures

     Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures
    In travel there are many adventure trips and soft adventures. For some, that's not enough, which brings us to Secret Compass. This is a company founded by former members of the British Army whose aim is to lead expeditions to some of the most remote and...
  • Inquiry into death of Alexander Litvinenko told ex-Russian agent may have been poisoned twice

    Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow. Ben Emmerson,...
  • Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?
    As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned. The Guardian reports that Parliament member...
  • Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop

    Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop
    The Church of England took a historic leap toward modernity Monday by consecrating its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport during a packed ceremony that ended centuries of male-only leadership. More than 1,000...