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  • Iran's 'line in the sand:' U.K., U.S., France

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy today presented a united front in a stern demand for Iran to start complying with international nuclear regulation, with the...
  • Bentley Approves Plan to Build SUV in UK

     
    Remember the Bentley EXP 9 F concept (above) that debuted at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show? It was a big, goofy-looking caricature of an SUV, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Canyonero from "The Simpsons." Apparently enough......
  • Don King turns 80: Boxing promoter downplays celebration; too busy working

     
    Here???s a hair-raising revelation: Don King turned 80 on Saturday. The UK???s Daily Mail commemorated it with an expansive feature on King???s career. The British tabloid reported that King, based in Deerfield Beach, is keeping the celebration low key...
  • Study Finds Women Are Better at Parking

     
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better car parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a monthlong study in which it evaluated how men and women......
  • Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition

     Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition
    Welfare officers arrive at an ordinary British house — they seem to suspect ill-treatment of one of the occupants. They're emotionally overwhelmed by the task — we see one of them shaking and crying, almost unable to continue. They find the...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

     Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
    Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...
  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Thankfully, Skirt Size Doesn't Actually Cause Cancer

    Thankfully, Skirt Size Doesn't Actually Cause Cancer
    When I hear "British Medical Journal" I get down on one knee: That's how in awe I've always been of the work published by this most distinguished of professional publications — that is, until the BMJ published a recent study conducted by researchers...