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  • French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges

    French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges
    PARIS -- French judges ruled Thursday that a Kazakh billionaire and dissident accused of embezzling up to $6 billion in what is believed to be one of the world's largest fraud cases should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine. Both countries have demanded...
  • Taylor Swift's 'Sweeter Than Fiction' shows fairy tales do come true

    Taylor Swift's 'Sweeter Than Fiction' shows fairy tales do come true
    Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles. "I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...
  • Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans

    Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans
    FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later? As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
  • Inquest in Britain clears police in killing that triggered riots

     Inquest in Britain clears police in killing that triggered riots
    LONDON – Fury from family and supporters greeted an inquest jury’s finding Wednesday that police acted lawfully when they shot Mark Duggan through the chest in 2011, a killing that sparked the worst outbreak of urban violence in Britain in a...
  • Prince William is headed to Cambridge to study agriculture

    Prince William is headed to Cambridge to study agriculture
    Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals. The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
  • Britain agrees to destroy part of Syria's chemical stockpile

    Britain agrees to destroy part of Syria's chemical stockpile
    LONDON – Britain will help eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile by taking and destroying 165 tons of substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, British officials said Friday. The industrial-grade chemicals are to be...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • PASSINGS: Mel Smith, James Lewis Carter 'T-Model' Ford

    PASSINGS: Mel Smith, James Lewis Carter 'T-Model' Ford
    Mel Smith British comedian, actor and director Mel Smith, 60, an actor, writer and director who was a major force in British comedy, died of a heart attack Friday at his home in northwest London, said his agent, Michael Foster. Smith shot to fame...
  • Mick Farren dies at 69; British rocker embodied '60s spirit

    Mick Farren dies at 69; British rocker embodied '60s spirit
    Mick Farren, the British rocker, science-fiction writer, social critic and provocateur who embodied the rebellious spirit of the counterculture throughout a career that ranged from Britain's underground music clubs to Los Angeles' alternative journalism...
  • Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

    Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint charging self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden with two violations of the Espionage Act and the theft of government property, the first step in a process they hope will bring him...
  • David Cameron launches probe of Islamic extremism in Britain

    David Cameron launches probe of Islamic extremism in Britain
    LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron launched an investigation Monday into whether universities, prisons, Muslim charities and the Internet have been allowed to become a “conveyor belt” of Islamist radicalization of the kind that...