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  • Portsmouth to host Ainslie team's races

    Portsmouth, an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain in 2015 and 2016 as part of the build-up to the main event in 2017. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in...
  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says

    UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says
    Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The government would Wednesday set out new laws to take on the...
  • BoE chief economist says low bond yields may point to 'soggier' growth

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's low government bond yields may reflect a mix of investors' fear and expectations of weak future growth, the Bank of England's chief economist said on Monday. Andy Haldane, in a BBC interview, said high debt and general risk...
  • British journalists slam police surveillance in lawsuit

    British freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson had set his camera on a tripod outside London’s upscale Dorchester Hotel to film a protest against a group of delegates from an arms and defense trade show who were dining inside. He wore a red...
  • Concerns about state of global economy have increased: UK's Osborne

    LONDON (Reuters) - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British finance minister George Osborne said on Friday. Osborne said economic performance in the...
  • In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home

    In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home
    My dog and I were crestfallen. In the early-morning chill, the fox lay lifeless on the sidewalk in front of us, her thick, honey-colored fur damp with rain, her golden-brown eyes staring blankly at the road, where she'd presumably been hit by a vehicle....
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 11, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation...
  • Eighth 'Star Wars' Movie to Shoot at Pinewood Studios

    LONDON -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has just finished shooting at Pinewood Studios, and the next "Star Wars" pic, the eighth film in the franchise, is already booked in to shoot at Pinewood as well, Ivan Dunleavy, CEO of U.K. production facilities...
  • 'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps

    'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps
    The documentary "Night Will Fall," receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in advance of its HBO premiere in January, is a masterfully constructed, eye-opening and, at times, eyes-averting look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history. It's also one of the...
  • Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

    Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans
    Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the...