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  • Yorkshire turns yellow for Tour's Grand Depart

    LEEDS England (Reuters) - "So Good It's Coming Twice" boasts the sign on the road into Addingham, a village just a few kilometres of pedalling from Leeds. This year's Tour de France, which begins on Saturday morning before spending two days traversing...
  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
  • Allentown Band and Sousa make Fourth of July special

    The British are a very odd people. When they needed a signature tune for the most famous British television show ever exported to America, for example, they selected a rousing march named for the main symbol of America's rejection of British tyranny...
  • Prince William, Duchess Catherine give it their all at Wimbledon

    Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, can't be called stiff -- at least not when they're watching a Wimbledon tennis match live.  The second in line to the British throne and his wife sat in the Royal Box on center court Tuesday to take in...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
  • Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted in British pub bombing, dead at 60

    Gerry Conlon, whose wrongful conviction for the 1970s bombing of a British pub committed by the Irish Republican Army raised criticism of anti-terrorism laws and inspired an award-winning film, died Saturday at the age of 60, according to the Associated...
  • An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown enters the battle for Scotland

    By Alistair Smout DUNDEE Scotland (Reuters) - Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence. For many English, Scotsman Brown is an unlikely...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up

    You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up
    A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain,...