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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Paddington'

    Review: 'Paddington'
    Never judge by appearances. The poster image for "Paddington," already a hit in Britain, depicts the valiant little bear in the red hat and blue jacket careening down a flooded staircase in a bathtub, and the image (from the first of creator Michael Bond'...
  • 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...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • 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...
  • Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is

    Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is
    A little over a year ago Sam Smith was curled up inside the Redbury Hotel between two sold-out gigs at the Troubadour, shows that served as his L.A. debut. Largely known for a pair of exuberant, infectious electronic dance collaborations, the British...
  • Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says

    Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says
    Britain should be doing more to help fight the Islamic State militant group, according to a report issued Thursday by lawmakers. Iraqi forces must be offered greater support, and Britain needs to helpĀ devise a strategy to defeat Islamic extremists and...
  • Number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain jumped to record high in 2014, charity says

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain hit a record high last year, with reactions to the conflict in Israel and Gaza last summer the biggest factor accounting for the jump, a charity said Thursday. The Community Security Trust said it...
  • On trip to bolster foreign policy credentials, New Jersey's Chris Christie avoids the subject

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trip this week to the United Kingdom included a soccer match, a trip to the theater and an unexpected detour into the science and politics of vaccines. What it largely lacked, at times glaringly, was a sense of the...
  • The UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people: the science, the logistics and the controversy

    British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted Tuesday to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people. The bill now must go to the House of Lords before it becomes law. Here are some questions and answers about the proposed...
  • Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people to avoid passing on fatal diseases

    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...