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  • Who Is the Mole at Rupert Murdoch's London Sun? (EXCLUSIVE)

    Who leaked the Rupert Murdoch tape? News U.K. management would like to know, said Exaro News editor in chief Mark Watts, and it has launched what he calls a "mole hunt" for the London Sun staffer who gave the investigative news website access to a...
  • No evidence batteries involved in Dreamliner fire, investigators say

    Investigators have no found evidence that the internal fire that sent smoke billowing through a parked and empty Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner in London on Friday was linked to problematic aircraft batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch...
  • Rupert Murdoch Feels 'Hurt' By Leaked Tape From Sun Staffers

    LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch has told friends that he feels "hurt" by the leak of a secret recording of a meeting with staffers at U.K. tabloid The Sun. According to a report in Exaro News, the website that published parts of the recording in which Murdoch...
  • Ascot Ball celebrates 'Midnight in Mayfair'

    Ascot Ball celebrates 'Midnight in Mayfair'
    "Midnight in Mayfair" was the theme for this year's Ascot Ball benefiting the English-Speaking Union (ESU) at the Casino on June 22. The night was a celebration of the service of honoree Robert Chatterton Dickson, British consul general to Chicago, who...
  • Royal Baby: Media Ready to Deliver

    William and Kate may be anxious about the birth of their baby, but it's hard to imagine their sense of anticipation is stronger than the global media, with news outlets prepared for moment-by-moment details the minute she goes into labor (or, as they...
  • BBC Spends $7.5 Million On Savile Scandal

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Embattled BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten used this quote from Charles Dickens to describe the pubcaster's annual report for 2012/13, which was unveiled on Tuesday. "The unparalleled success and...
  • Pippa Middleton takes legal action to nuke parody Twitter account

    Pippa Middleton takes legal action to nuke parody Twitter account
    Pippa Middleton has reportedly taken legal action to shut down a parody Twitter account that uses her name after the account holders published a novelty book doling out inane parenting advice. Publication of Pippa's widely panned party-planning book,...
  • Britten at 100: Celebrating a great British composer

     Britten at 100: Celebrating a great British composer
    While much of the classical music world is immersed in honoring the bicentennials of Verdi and Wagner, another composer anniversary of signal importance, the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten, is jostling for attention this year. Fortunately there...
  • Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer

    Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer
    British lawmakers took another big step toward allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed this week. A bill allowing same-sex marriages cleared its last hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday, according to British news reports. After a two-hour debate, the...
  • Shakespeare's Globe wants to take 'Hamlet' to every country

    Shakespeare's Globe wants to take 'Hamlet' to every country
    To be or not to be. Etre ou ne pas être. ¡Ser, o no ser, es la cuestión! Shakespeare's Globe in Britain has announced that it is aiming to bring "Hamlet" to every country in the world as part of a tour beginning next year that will celebrate the 450th...
  • British Open under fire for male-only policies

    British Open officials understand some people are upset that the site of this year's tournament -- Muirfield -- is a men's-only club. But they aren't ready to do anything about it quite yet. "When things are a bit quieter, after the championship, I'...
  • A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia

    A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
    After visiting Prague in late 1938, a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton had an "intuition" about the fate of Jews in Czechoslovakia now that the country had come under Nazi occupation. So he began his own Kindertransport organization to...