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  • Prince William, Duchess Catherine give it their all at Wimbledon

    Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, can't be called stiff -- at least not when they're watching a Wimbledon tennis match live.  The second in line to the British throne and his wife sat in the Royal Box on center court Tuesday to take in...
  • Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted in British pub bombing, dead at 60

    Gerry Conlon, whose wrongful conviction for the 1970s bombing of a British pub committed by the Irish Republican Army raised criticism of anti-terrorism laws and inspired an award-winning film, died Saturday at the age of 60, according to the Associated...
  • An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown enters the battle for Scotland

    By Alistair Smout DUNDEE Scotland (Reuters) - Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence. For many English, Scotsman Brown is an unlikely...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • Juncker for the EU: Britain's Cameron faces the fallout of his opposition

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 1: Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxemburg, was nominated Friday as president of the powerful, 28-country European Union Commission. He was opposed only by...
  • Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco

    Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco
    When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
  • Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally

    Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally
    Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy protests in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were...
  • Wimbledon's fabled 'Hill' saw Murray defeat coming

    LONDON (Reuters) - It's not been a good year for British sport. First England exited the World Cup in unseemly haste, and now defending champion Andy Murray has left Wimbledon almost as fast. Worse, nobody was much surprised. Murray's match on...
  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
  • Fund boost for Ainslie's America's Cup quest

    (Reuters) - Ben Ainslie's quest to claim a maiden America's Cup triumph for Britain received a financial boost on Tuesday with the government announcing a 7.5 million pounds fund for a permanent team base in Portsmouth. Four-time Olympic gold medallist...
  • Coe confident 2016 Rio Games will be success

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe, the man who helped mastermind the London 2012 Olympics, says Rio de Janeiro will undoubtedly face challenges in the leadup to the 2016 Games but is convinced the event will be a success. The Brazilian city is hosting the...