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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...
  • Aer Lingus confirms new takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, considers improved offer

    Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal. The offer — the third by IAG in the past...
  • UK government reviews security after hoax caller managed to speak to Cameron

    British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone. Cameron ended the call when it became...
  • 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...
  • Prince Andrew of Britain publicly denies sexual abuse allegation

    Prince Andrew of Britain publicly denies sexual abuse allegation
    Britain’s Prince Andrew took the unprecedented step Thursday of publicly denying allegations that he had sex with an American woman when she was a teenager. Looking slightly nervous but saying he wanted to “go on the record,” the...
  • Go Away With ... Katherine Jenkins

    Go Away With ... Katherine Jenkins
    British mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is known for her beautiful voice. Over the past decade, she has performed with opera legends such as Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Jenkins -- who also was a runner-up on "Dancing with...
  • 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's Prince Andrew publicly denies allegations he had sex with an underage teenager

    Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II's second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...