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  • 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...
  • The Sun may have set on Britain's topless Page 3 models

    Say “Page 3 Girl” to a Brit, and it can only conjure up one type of image. A young, attractive woman posing seductively in front of a camera wearing skimpy bikini bottoms and little (or nothing) else. For more than four decades, these...
  • New US security strategy touting unity with Europe is tested instantly

    BERLIN Even as President Barack Obama released his administration's new National Security Strategy on Friday, noting the threat of "Russian aggression" and the need to work with European allies, two of the United States' most important partners were in...
  • 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...
  • Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says

    Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says
    Britain should be doing more to help fight the Islamic State militant group, according to a report issued Thursday by lawmakers. Iraqi forces must be offered greater support, and Britain needs to helpĀ devise a strategy to defeat Islamic extremists and...
  • Number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain jumped to record high in 2014, charity says

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain hit a record high last year, with reactions to the conflict in Israel and Gaza last summer the biggest factor accounting for the jump, a charity said Thursday. The Community Security Trust said it...
  • On trip to bolster foreign policy credentials, New Jersey's Chris Christie avoids the subject

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trip this week to the United Kingdom included a soccer match, a trip to the theater and an unexpected detour into the science and politics of vaccines. What it largely lacked, at times glaringly, was a sense of the...
  • UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...