| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 AM
BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case.
Neil Heywood, 41,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The White Queen," a co-production of the BBC and Starz, debuted in Britain this summer to mostly scathing reviews. Critics objected especially to a few glaring anachronisms — no zippers in the 15th century, nor tourist-friendly castle handrails...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back.
Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
It was late October 2011, and their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still in honeymoon mode when Britain and its Commonwealth agreed that the first baby Cambridge, boy or girl, would become the future monarch.
This is a bigger...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I...
| Jul 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:15 AM
British actress Vivien Leigh is best known for her Oscar-winning roles as the headstrong Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" and as Tennessee Williams' frail, emotionally troubled Blanche DuBois in 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire."...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:52 AM
John Oliver's tenure as fill-in host of "The Daily Show" has gone mostly trouble-free (aside from the studio losing all power before an interview with Aaron Sorkin), but the British comedian may have finally gotten into a bit of hot water by mocking...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:46 PM
World leaders Wednesday denounced the violence unleashed by Egyptian security forces to disperse Islamist protesters in Cairo. But Muslim Brotherhood allies of the demonstrators applauded their defiance as important in the quest for Muslim power...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
RIMINI, Italy — You think we have it bad, caught between a stagnant economy and gridlocked politics? Then take a trip to Europe, where the economy is going not sideways but backward — and the politics are too.
Europe's numbers should be...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
There’s a pub in North London called the World’s End that sits across from the Camden Town tube station. Luminaries, […]...