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  • 5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms, and it works well

    5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms, and it works well
    In the United States, it seems obvious that police officers carry guns and are allowed to use them. In other places, however, this would be considered a provocation and a violation of law. In Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand, officers...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • Police: No Imminent Arrests In Attempted New Britain Bank Robbery

    Police: No Imminent Arrests In Attempted New Britain Bank Robbery
    NEW BRITAIN — Police are well into the second week of investigating the attempted robbery of the Achieve Financial Credit Union, but said Wednesday they anticipate no imminent arrests. Investigators have released virtually no details since the day...
  • Elton John trivia

    The essential Elton Name: Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); legally changed from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton John in 1967; knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 Age: 67 Born...
  • Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook

    Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook
    Harvey Weinstein's Oscar campaign playbook has been much imitated over the years — and with "The Imitation Game," he is pulling it out once again. The story of brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who played a key role...
  • Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press

    Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press
    When Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Oscars for its costumes, makeup, score and production design, it swept something else along in its winning tide: Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. The long-deceased author, who wrote in German, penned the...
  • Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her

    Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her
    Helen Mirren is once again playing her signature role of Queen Elizabeth II, this time in the Broadway transfer of Peter Morgan's "The Audience," which was first seen in London in 2013. The play, which imagines the British monarch's ritual meetings with...
  • Prince William visits China after tour of Japan

    Prince William visits China after tour of Japan
    Ni hao, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in China on official royal business.  The prince was greeted by British ambassador Barbara Woodward on Sunday upon touching down in Beijing. On Monday, the second in line to the British throne...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
  • UK arrests 3 teens stopped in Turkey on way to Syria

    Three male teens from Britain who reached Turkey before being deported to the U.K. and arrested are believed to be the latest examples of a worrying trend — the rising number of young Britons seeking to travel to Syria to join extremists there....