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  • Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks

     Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks
    Elizabeth David was a 20th-century writer and cookbook author who first brought the vivid flavors, colors and imagery of the Mediterranean to war-weary Britons still living with food rationing. Her writings, her recipes and her scholarship continue to...
  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85. Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell — best known for the Inspector Wexford series of...
  • Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

    David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest. When he ended his playing career on an unglamorous field in...
  • Britain's Osborne spells out mandate on EU referendum

    Emboldened by his party's election triumph, Britain's finance minister said Tuesday his government has a "very clear mandate" to change the terms of the country's membership in the European Union before it holds a referendum on whether to leave the bloc...
  • David Miliband won't run for Labour Party leader in UK

    David Miliband has criticized his brother Ed Miliband's failed campaign to become Britain's prime minister, but says he won't run for Labour Party leader now that his younger brother has stepped down. David Miliband told the BBC in New York Monday that...
  • Britain's UKIP says it rejects party leader's resignation

    Nigel Farage, the vocal opponent of British European Union membership and unchecked immigration, will remain as leader of the UK Independence Party after the party rejected his post-election resignation, it said Monday. UKIP chairman Steve Crowther...
  • Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern
    The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
  • Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

    Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives may have won the British election and ushered their coalition partner out the door, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing for his government for the next five years. With influential Euroskeptics...
  • UK: Impact of Miliband brothers split still felt by Labour

    They were two very talented brothers with so much potential. The older one was poised to become the leader of Britain's Labour Party, with a chance to become prime minister, while the younger was expected to rise with his brother to the highest ranks of...
  • Scotland tense ahead of United Kingdom elections this week

    Scotland tense ahead of United Kingdom elections this week
    With only a few days to go until the United Kingdom's national elections, tensions are simmering in Scotland. The heads of the two leading parties in Scotland — battered Labor and the ascendant Scottish National Party — took shots at each...
  • New Britain Police: Major Update In Human Remains Probe

    New Britain Police: Major Update In Human Remains Probe
    NEW BRITAIN — New Britain police plan a news conference Monday for what they are calling a major update in the investigation of human remains found last month where partial remains of three women were found eight years ago. Police said Sunday they...