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  • In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

    Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn't mean the anti-secrecy...
  • Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes

    Despite the revolution, America owes much to the British, professor notes
    The earliest citizens of America fought a revolutionary war to gain independence from the British, Richard Guy Wilson noted, but even though Americans won that war and would become the United States, England continued to hold a major influence over the...
  • 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

    'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
    The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student. A teacher at Mohammed Emwazi’s high school told the BBC he used to get into...
  • CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul

    CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul
    A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria. A Haber news, which has close ties to the government,...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation

    Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation
    Hinsdale Central High School's marching band officially accepted an invitation to participate in the London's New Year's Day Parade next year. The great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Duncan Sandys, delivered the invitation Feb. 24. The marching...
  • 'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic

    'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic
    If "New Worlds" seems instantly familiar, we can blame it on George R.R. Martin. The New Mexico-based fantasy author plundered some of the best bits from English history as inspiration for the novels that are the basis of the massive HBO hit "Game of...
  • On Theater: A love that's lasted 900 years

    On Theater: A love that's lasted 900 years
    The latest tenant (the word is used advisedly) at South Coast Repertory is the British import "Tristan & Yseult," where generous amounts of farcical satire, embellished with a rock opera musical score, turn this legendary love story into a medieval three-...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict

    Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict
    Angelina Jolie has opened an academic center billed as Britain's first to focus on women, peace and security. The Hollywood actress hopes the center at the London School of Economics will help boost the global campaign for women's rights. She said...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...