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  • U.K. Police to Interview Rupert Murdoch as a 'Suspect': Report

    LONDON -- British police have told Rupert Murdoch they want to interview him as a "suspect" as part of their investigation into allegations of crime at his U.K. newspapers, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. His son, James Murdoch, may also...
  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs

    British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs
    Around this time last year I wrote about a Lakeview shop called Jolly Posh Foods, a place that made this Anglophile positively chuffed. It wasn’t so much the prepared foods, a work in progress limited by a small kitchen, but more for the imported...
  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...
  • AbbVie forced to retract claims of Shire investor support

    AbbVie forced to retract claims of Shire investor support
    AbbVie Inc. CEO Richard Gonzalez has landed in a bit of hot water for statements he made to certain newswires and U.K. press on Tuesday regarding shareholder support for his company's takeover bid for Shire Plc. The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical...
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • Pentagon Official: F-35 Engine Failure Likely Not Systemic

    Pentagon Official: F-35 Engine Failure Likely Not Systemic
    RAF FAIRFORD, England — The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer told lawmakers there was "growing evidence" that an engine fire on an Air Force F-35A jet last month was not a systemic issue, which sources familiar with the situation said could pave the...
  • Shire holders calling for deal talks said to be nudged by AbbVie

    Shire holders calling for deal talks said to be nudged by AbbVie
    NEW YORK — Top shareholders of Shire, the drugmaker targeted by AbbVie in a $51.5 billion takeover offer, are pushing the company to come to the table and work out a deal. Urging them behind the scenes is AbbVie. The campaign, which includes...
  • Britain's phone-hacking trial ends with just one conviction

    A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes...
  • Beyond the pajamas, defying description

     Beyond the pajamas, defying description
    If the Compass Players invented improv in the mid-1950s, then I'd argue Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson invented alternative comedy. Mayall (who died this week) and Edmondson performed live as part of a British comedy duo called The Dangerous Brothers....
  • London's National Theater Pulls a Beyonce with Topical Surprise Show

    In the immediate wake of a recent ruling that cleared former NewsCorp exec Rebekah Brooks of all hacking charges during her tenure at News of the World, the National Theater in London has announced a new satire of the tabloid biz -- and that it opens...
  • British Open might be dry, dry again

    British Open might be dry, dry again
    Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006. Or has it? If you can harken back, that's the year where rainy, stormy, chilly western England wasn't rainy, stormy and chilly. It was none of the above....