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  • Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations

    Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations
    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. Their...
  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
  • Keshet Beefs Up U.K. Creative Team

    LONDON -- Keshet U.K., part of Keshet Intl., has made two key senior appointments as it seeks to grow its U.K. production ambitions. Ashley Blaker joins the team as head of comedy and Kevin Mundye as head of U.K. formats and global consultant. Mundye...
  • ACLU, New Britain Police Hold Forum On Digital Privacy

    NEW BRITAIN — The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is sponsoring a public forum Oct. 29 on police and digital privacy. Police Chief James Wardwell and David McGuire, a staff lawyer for the ACLU, will discuss new digital technologies...
  • Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

    Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy...
  • Colin Callender's Playground Expands in the U.K.

    LONDON -- Louise Pedersen, the managing director of distributor All3Media Intl., is to join Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment in the newly created role of managing director of its U.K. operations, which are expanding. Pedersen will play a...
  • BAFTA Appoints Emma Baehr as Director of Awards

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed Emma Baehr as its director of awards, a new role that oversees all five of BAFTA's London-based ceremonies, including November's British Academy Children's Awards and next February'...
  • Chancellor pledges UK government support for NFL London team

    British chancellor George Osborne has held talks with NFL officials and pledged government support for a London-based American Football team, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Wednesday. The NFL has staged a series of games at Wembley since...
  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...
  • Britain extradites terror suspect to New York; he pleads not guilty

    It took a New York jury just a few hours to convict an Egyptian-born cleric this year on charges he tried to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon, and now one of his alleged co-conspirators in the plot is on U.S. soil after being extradited...
  • Britain to send in drones in fight against Islamic State in Syria

    Britain to send in drones  in fight against Islamic State in Syria
    Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said Monday it...