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  • Photo exhibit: Picturing life in Bethlehems around the world

    In the Lehigh Valley, most of us are familiar with the Bethlehem named by Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf, who christened his newly founded Moravian missionary village on Christmas Eve 1741. But the Pennsylvania city on the banks of the Monocacy Creek...
  • Shoe Bomb Plotter Could Testify In New Haven Terror Case

    The partner of shoe bomber Richard Reid is expected to testify that he was recruited to al Qaeda by a British engineer who is facing sentencing in federal court in New Haven for developing the ground-breaking Internet presence the terror network uses to...
  • Banks and miners help push UK's FTSE to three-week highs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index hit its highest level in around three weeks on Friday, boosted by gains in sectors seen as among the most sensitive to an upturn in the global economy, such as banks and miners. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index...
  • Ireland's 'bad bank' sells Northern Ireland loans

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's "bad bank" sold its entire portfolio of loans belonging to Northern Ireland-based debtors on Friday in its largest deal to date, cashing in on surging international demand. The loans, which had a par value of 4.5 billion...
  • BoE's Haldane says funds can also be 'too big to fail'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A top Bank of England official put the world's $87 trillion asset-management industry on alert on Friday, saying it posed some of the same "too big to fail" risks that are being tackled by reforms at major banks. Although asset...
  • Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott Team on Steven Knight's 'Taboo'

    LONDON -- Thesp Tom Hardy has partnered up with executive producer Ridley Scott for "Taboo," an eight-part miniseries created by Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Locke," "Eastern Promises"). Scott's Scott Free London and Hardy's Hardy Son &...
  • Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

    Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin defied Western warnings and signed a treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Tuesday, while accusing the United States and its allies of going too far in luring post-Soviet nations away from...
  • Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William

    Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William
    Prince William has granted knighthood to Queen Elizabeth II's and Duchess Catherine's doctor, who led the St. Mary's Hospital team that delivered Prince George last summer, according to reports out of Britain on Tuesday. Marcus Setchell was dubbed Sir...
  • U.K. to give film industry more tax relief

    The British government took another step to lure filmmakers across the Atlantic. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced Wednesday that the government had approved enhancements to the United Kingdom's film-tax-relief program, which will...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...