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  • Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook

    Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook
    Harvey Weinstein's Oscar campaign playbook has been much imitated over the years — and with "The Imitation Game," he is pulling it out once again. The story of brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who played a key role...
  • Police probe another racist incident involving Chelsea fans

    British police launched an investigation into further suspected racism involving Chelsea fans as the London club used Saturday's Premier League game to celebrate diversity in football. Stickers emblazoned with "Support Chelsea Support Equality" were...
  • London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

    London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead. Here are some highlights from the day: ___...
  • Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer

    Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer
    The knife-wielding militant who appears in a string of grisly beheading videos, his face concealed by a black balaclava and speaking in British-accented English, has come to personify the brutality of the extremist group Islamic State. Nicknamed “...
  • 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...
  • ''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...
  • British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria

    British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria
    Three British girls who left their homes to join the extremist group Islamic State are believed to have crossed into Syria, London police said Tuesday. Counter-terrorism officers said they have reason to believe that the three teenage friends are no...
  • UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

    Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies. The bill granting the...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria — likely joining dozens of other young women leaving Europe to join terrorists. The...
  • Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions

     Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions
    The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied access to counsel in a Homan Square facility. The Police Department...
  • Voters wary of promises in Britain's unpredictable election

    Posters are being printed and slogans are being polished as Britain's politicians battle it out in the most unpredictable national election in decades. One top election analyst has dubbed it "the lottery election." Voters, though, don't seem very excited...