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  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit
    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William

    Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William
    Prince William has granted knighthood to Queen Elizabeth II's and Duchess Catherine's doctor, who led the St. Mary's Hospital team that delivered Prince George last summer, according to reports out of Britain on Tuesday. Marcus Setchell was dubbed Sir...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books

    Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books
    A campaign in the United Kingdom that seeks to pressure publishers to stop titling and labeling children’s books as being “for boys” or “for girls” is quickly gaining momentum, with leading writers and at least one...
  • U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1

    U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1
    Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for...
  • British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday

    British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday
    LONDON -- Marriage-minded gays and lesbians can begin tying the knot in Britain on Saturday, becoming the latest same-sex couples in Europe and beyond to have the right to do so and fulfilling a dream made possible by a Conservative-led government. A...
  • Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox

    Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox
    His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
  • Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession

    Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has made dramatic changes that position his two sons to ultimately take over the global media empire that Murdoch has spent most of his life building. Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, has been given an influential role as non-...
  • Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest

    Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest
    A new rule bans books from being sent to prisoners in Britain. "From now on, any man, woman or child in prison will not be able to receive a book from outside," prison reform activist Frances Crook explained in an editorial Sunday. The regulations...
  • Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'

    Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'
    The Antaeus Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" brings us refreshingly back to the basics of great theater: a sharply intelligent, poetically daring play; a company of actors dedicated to serving both their characters and an author's...