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  • England's King Richard III to be buried in Leicester, court rules

    Nearly 530 years after the death of Richard III in battle, Britain’s high court ruled Friday that the king immortalized by Shakespeare as a misshapen, murderous villain is to be buried in Leicester, the city where his skeleton was found beneath a...
  • Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I

    Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I
    On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive. "Only...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Snow in Paradise'

    With British cinema overrun as ever with grimy London gangland tales, there is precious little territory that hasn't yet been covered within the genre: Even the narrative tension between crime and spirituality in "Snow in Paradise," an ultra-brooding...
  • Prince Harry tweets! Says 'can't type fast' so joined army instead

    Prince Harry tweets! Says 'can't type fast' so joined army instead
    Prince Harry now has a royal following online! The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...
  • The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812
    The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure. Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
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  • Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare

    Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare
    Noah Smith at noahpinion reports on how those bestselling "Freakonomics" authors/entrepreneurs Steven D. Levitt (an economist) and Stephen J. Dubner (a wordsmith) revealed the limits of their brand of pop economics with an anecdote they tell about an...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

    Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa
    LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial. South African authorities...
  • France's far-right National Front basks in election victory

    Fresh from a stunning victory at the polls, the leader of France's far-right National Front said Tuesday she was confident of finding allies in the newly elected European Parliament who would form a powerful bloc opposed to the European Union, immigration...
  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • Britain hails conviction of radical Muslim preacher in Manhattan

    The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza Masri...