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  • Jade Goody dies at 27; British reality TV star televised her battle with cancer

    Jade Goody dies at 27; British reality TV star televised her battle with cancer
    Jade Goody, a reality show star whose bad behavior before the cameras catapulted her to tabloid fame and whose public battle with cancer set off a media frenzy that continued to test the bounds of social decency in Britain, died Sunday. She was 27....
  • Scottish nationalists aren't all separatists

    THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH of a pro-independence party in elections for the Scottish Parliament doesn't mean that the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom is about to break away, any more than the triumph of French separatists in Quebec's elections 31...
  • Give Obama a break on the gifts

    Well, of course Queen Elizabeth II already had an iPod. She's the queen. Doesn't she have everything? The British press, which pilloried President Obama last month for giving Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American film DVDs that don't work on...
  • British oil rig begins drilling near the Falkland Islands

     
    A British oil rig began drilling near the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic on Monday, an area Argentina considers its territorial waters. Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands, as well as the surrounding waters where Britain's Desire...
  • Is British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ready for his Hollywood close-up?

     
    After spending years hanging around rude, foul-mouthed, self-absorbed and volcanic tempered showbiz drama queens, I'd always assumed that Hollywood was the capital of supremely bad behavior. But according to this hilarious post from New York Times...
  • Of Gordon Brown's temper and a 'citric idiot': A crank call punks British media

     
    A prank phone call made by British author and comedian Robert Popper apparently fooled a few of the British dailies, including The Telegraph, The Sun and (sort of) The Financial Times. Popper, who makes crank calls and puts them on his website, called...
  • Invitation to a hanging

     
    Britain is abuzz -- I always wanted to say that -- over the possibility that no party will win a parliamentary majority in elections expected in May. A so-called hung parliament, in which Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg might dangle his support in...
  • Schools for scandal

     
    Like an old and somewhat tiresome friend, the controversy over public versus private education greets me every time I return to Britain. Quick refresher: British children used to take an exam at age 11 to determine whether they would attend grammar...
  • Cadbury accepts sweetened Kraft deal ... finally

     
    Cadbury finally bowed Tuesday to a new, roughly $19-billion takeover bid by Kraft Foods Inc. after months of wrangling. Together, the two will challenge Virginia-based Mars Inc. as the world's largest candy company. Mars itself completed a massive $23-...
  • Simon Cowell to rush-release charity single

     
    Simon Cowell is doing his part to help earthquake victims in Haiti. At the urging of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the talent show mogul said he would quickly assemble his stable of artists for a charity single, which he promises will be out...
  • Obama going to Copenhagen

     
    President Obama will attend the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen next month, according to a senior administration official, a sign of the president’s increasing confidence that the talks will yield a meaningful agreement to reduce...