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  • Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note

    Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note
    LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
  • Bank of England facilitated transfer of gold looted by Nazis

    LONDON -- The Bank of England facilitated the transfer of Nazi-plundered gold from Czechoslovakia to the German central bank in the run-up to World War II, according to documents published online. Extracted from an unpublished history of the Bank of...
  • Royal baby born: It's a boy

    Royal baby born: It's a boy
    LONDON – A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born...
  • 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...
  • High winds force Women's British Open to suspend play for the day

    High winds force Women's British Open to suspend play for the day
    Inbee Park's now longshot hopes to win a record fourth consecutive Grand Slam event in the same year is on hold after high winds forced play to be suspended for the day at the Ricoh Women's British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland. Park was preparing to...
  • Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court

    LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
  • China indictment: Former Communist Party boss accused of corruption

    BEIJING – Bo Xilai, the charismatic former Chinese Communist Party boss of Chongqing who was purged last year and whose wife was convicted of poisoning a British business associate, has been charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power,...
  • Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf slammed in Iran for visit to Israel

    Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf slammed in Iran for visit to Israel
    BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe. The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran,...
  • With gay marriage in Britain, rainbows multiply on social media

    Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial...
  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen

    WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...
  • Spain, Britain locked in new war of words over Gibraltar

    Spain and Britain are launched into a new battle over Gibraltar following the Spanish foreign minister’s threat to impose a hefty border-crossing fee on all vehicles entering or leaving the iconic British promontory at Spain's southern tip. The...
  • 2 British women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

    2 British women attacked with acid in Zanzibar
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two British women volunteering as kindergarten teachers on the East African island of Zanzibar were attacked with acid on their way to a restaurant. Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, were accosted near the beach late...