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  • Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures

     Former British soldiers create big-time travel adventures
    In travel there are many adventure trips and soft adventures. For some, that's not enough, which brings us to Secret Compass. This is a company founded by former members of the British Army whose aim is to lead expeditions to some of the most remote and...
  • Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?

    Should Britain ban Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'?
    As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned. The Guardian reports that Parliament member...
  • Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop

    Church of England consecrates Libby Lane as its first female bishop
    The Church of England took a historic leap toward modernity Monday by consecrating its first female bishop. The Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport during a packed ceremony that ended centuries of male-only leadership. More than 1,000...
  • Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have survived a previous poisoning attempt before a lethal dose of polonium was slipped into his tea at a London hotel, a long-awaited judicial inquiry into his death was told Tuesday. The former KGB...
  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
  • Fire reportedly will acquire attacker Shaun Maloney from Wigan Athletic

    Fire reportedly will acquire attacker Shaun Maloney from Wigan Athletic
    The Chicago Fire aren’t talking, but other evidence suggests they’ve got their man. According to reports from the United Kingdom on Friday, the Fire and Wigan Athletic have agreed on a transfer fee that would send attacker Shaun Maloney...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders
    Comic confection "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is the surprise front-runner for the British Academy Film Awards, while English acting darlings Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are competing in the best-actor category. Wes Anderson's "Hotel"...
  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • Winston Churchill's Missouri connection

     Winston Churchill's Missouri connection
    The pews will be packed as dignitaries — a knight and a lord included — and ordinary folks honor Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led Britain during World War II, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The Jan. 24 memorial service...
  • Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.

    Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.
    With the Thursday premiere of Danny Boyle's astringent though essentially true-hearted police satire "Babylon," SundanceTV expands its original-series repertoire into comedy. The move proves that the cable network is not afraid to serve British television...