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  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

    Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the center of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday. Rice-Davies lived with Christine...
  • Britain could allow women in army close combat role from 2016

    Britain might allow women to fight in close combat roles for the first time from 2016, the defense secretary said on Friday, in a move that would bring the British army into line with some other Western forces. Britain's army currently allows women to...
  • UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

    British finance minister George Osborne was criticized by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials. In...
  • UK gives Falklands medal for Argentine war role, hails Thatcher memorial

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday hailed plans to erect a memorial to Margaret Thatcher in the contested Falkand Islands and announced Britain would be giving the British Overseas Territory a medal for its role in a 1982 war with Argentina. The...
  • Netflix Run Brings U.K.'s 'Black Mirror' Into Light for U.S. Auds

    A bizarre and unsettling British sci-fi series that no traditional American TV network wanted to touch, "Black Mirror" has vaulted into the cultural zeitgeist Stateside after Netflix bought exclusive U.S. streaming rights for the show, whose two seasons...
  • British anti-doping body signs agreement with Crime Agency

    UK Anti-Doping has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Crime Agency as Britain beefs up its fight against the use and distribution of performance-enhancing substances. The independent body, created by the government in 2009 to...
  • UK says review of EU shows bloc must relinquish power 'in many areas'

    The European Union must relinquish power "in many areas" in favor of member states, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, announcing the end of a two year review of his country's relations with the bloc. Prime Minister David...
  • EU court says British visa rule illegal

    The European Union's supreme court told Britain on Thursday that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold a residence permit from another member state. Ruling in the case of...
  • Sitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni

    From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni. There are regrets for the Crystal Palace goalkeeper like being overlooked by...
  • Film Review: 'Get Santa'

    The director of the grisly British genre pictures "Creep" and "Severance" makes an unexpected segue into cheery comedy fare with the amiably rough-around-the edges "Get Santa." The tale of an estranged father and son bonding as they attempt to bust...