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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...
  • 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...
  • Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have survived a previous poisoning attempt before a lethal dose of polonium was slipped into his tea at a London hotel, a long-awaited judicial inquiry into his death was told Tuesday. The former KGB...
  • 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...
  • Aer Lingus confirms new takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, considers improved offer

    Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal. The offer — the third by IAG in the past...
  • UK government reviews security after hoax caller managed to speak to Cameron

    British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone. Cameron ended the call when it became...
  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
  • Fire reportedly will acquire attacker Shaun Maloney from Wigan Athletic

    Fire reportedly will acquire attacker Shaun Maloney from Wigan Athletic
    The Chicago Fire aren’t talking, but other evidence suggests they’ve got their man. According to reports from the United Kingdom on Friday, the Fire and Wigan Athletic have agreed on a transfer fee that would send attacker Shaun Maloney...
  • Prince Andrew of Britain publicly denies sexual abuse allegation

    Prince Andrew of Britain publicly denies sexual abuse allegation
    Britain’s Prince Andrew took the unprecedented step Thursday of publicly denying allegations that he had sex with an American woman when she was a teenager. Looking slightly nervous but saying he wanted to “go on the record,” the...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...