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  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!

    Birmingham, England, a 'no-go zone'? The diverse city says go on!
    The white-capped minarets of Birmingham Central Mosque tower high in the air. Beneath one, a large sign is clearly visible to motorists and passersby: "READ AL-QUR'AN, THE FINAL TESTAMENT." The dome in the center of the building, above a prayer hall...
  • Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award

    Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award
    Kevin Spacey, the actor most in the spotlight these days for his wicked performance in "House of Cards," will be singled out at the 2015 Olivier Awards ceremony April 12 at London's Royal Opera House. Spacey is set to receive an award for his...
  • Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot

     Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot
    Ned Beauman is one of those rare novelists who can dream up intricate, incongruous plots, pepper them with historical facts, whip in biting British humor, and just like that — they become almost believable. Not quite 30, this British Bright...
  • 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

    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...
  • ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland

     ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland
    An incendiary film that takes off like a house afire, "'71" is a tense thriller from Britain that so adroitly joins physical intensity, emotional authenticity and political acuity that you may find yourself forgetting to take a breath. Nominated for...
  • 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-...
  • Britain has enduring responsibility for democracy in Hong Kong, report says

    Britain has an “enduring moral responsibility” to ensure that Hong Kong is “democratic, stable and prosperous,” and diplomats should do more to uphold the treaty that governed the former territory’s return to China 18 years...