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  • Airshow: Eurofighter Typhoon to get advanced radar contract by year end

    FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - A contract to develop an advanced form of radar for the four nation-backed Eurofighter Typhoon jet should be signed later this year, Eurofighter's CEO said, raising hopes that the fighter could secure further orders....
  • Film Review: 'Honour'

    Earnest issue drama and pulpy B-thriller mechanics make awkward but not uncompelling bedfellows in "Honour," a debut feature from BAFTA-nominated writer-director Shan Khan that exploits the perceived rise of Islamic "honor killings" in the U.K. to luridly...
  • Rory McIlroy fades in Scotland; Michelle Wie misses British cut

    Rory McIlroy fades in Scotland; Michelle Wie misses British cut
    Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three little-known players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field at Aberdeen. Kristoffer Broberg of...
  • 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...
  • Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally

    Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally
    Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy protests in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were...
  • '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...
  • Juncker for the EU: Britain's Cameron faces the fallout of his opposition

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 1: Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxemburg, was nominated Friday as president of the powerful, 28-country European Union Commission. He was opposed only by...
  • Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco

    Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco
    When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
  • Ophelia Lovibond Joins CBS' 'Elementary'

    British actress Ophelia Lovibond has earned her first U.S. television debut with a recurring role on CBS' "Elementary." Lovibond is set to play Kitty Winter, the new protege to Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes. The character immediately becomes...
  • Wimbledon's fabled 'Hill' saw Murray defeat coming

    LONDON (Reuters) - It's not been a good year for British sport. First England exited the World Cup in unseemly haste, and now defending champion Andy Murray has left Wimbledon almost as fast. Worse, nobody was much surprised. Murray's match on...