| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods.
Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"If you want to sleep through to breakfast, fasten your seat belt over your blanket now," said Liana, the flight attendant, refilling my water bottle. "If we experience turbulence over Greenland, you have to b...," she said, her voice fading away. But I...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Has the Orlando Eye gotten a 25-foot haircut?
This week, developers of the massive observation wheel going up on International Drive rolled out an update on the project, complete with renderings and lots of fun facts. Chief among them: The wheel will be...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:32 PM
A newly opened London cafe offering a new take on coffee and tea is booked for months by customers looking for some cat companionship with their drinks.
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium lets stressed-out workers, or those who simply love cats but can't have...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro.
The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Date: Dec. 6 and 7
Her story: Zaineb Makhzoumi, 33, grew up in Lutherville. She is a dermatologist, Mohs surgeon and assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her parents, Hassan and Rayya Makhzoumi, emigrated from Beirut...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:27 PM
CNN has decided to end the marquee prime-time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan, the cable news network said on Sunday.
A date for the final broadcast of Piers Morgan Live on CNN had not been determined and a spokeswoman did not...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to launch a "Shrek" themed visitor attraction, to be called Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure, in London.
The attraction, which will open in the summer of 2015, will take visitors...