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  • Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.

    Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
  • ITV Wants Simon Cowell Back For 'X Factor' U.K.

    U.K. private broadcaster ITV is pushing Simon Cowell to return to judging the Brit version of "X Factor," as part of negotiations to extend the show on the channel. The three-year contract between ITV, Cowell's shingle Syco and co-producer Fremantle...
  • Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans

    Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans
    FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later? As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
  • Prince William is headed to Cambridge to study agriculture

    Prince William is headed to Cambridge to study agriculture
    Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals. The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
  • A flashy funeral for 'Great Train' robber Ronnie Biggs

    A flashy funeral for 'Great Train' robber Ronnie Biggs
    LONDON -- Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal who won worldwide fame as a member of the gang that committed the “Great Train Robbery” of 1963, was given a colorful gangster style funeral in London on Friday. The funeral cortege accompanying a...
  • Highclere Castle in Newbury, England information

    If you go GETTING THERE From LAX, Aeroflot, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, American, British, Delta, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $733, including all taxes and fees. Newbury...
  • Learning the ropes — somewhat reluctantly — in Chatham, England

    Learning the ropes — somewhat reluctantly — in Chatham, England
    CHATHAM, England — Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong. I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy — or at least the hangouts of these...
  • Inquest in Britain clears police in killing that triggered riots

     Inquest in Britain clears police in killing that triggered riots
    LONDON – Fury from family and supporters greeted an inquest jury’s finding Wednesday that police acted lawfully when they shot Mark Duggan through the chest in 2011, a killing that sparked the worst outbreak of urban violence in Britain in a...
  • Kenya mall attack: Questions build as investigators search the rubble

    Kenya mall attack: Questions build as investigators search the rubble
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Forensic experts were sifting through the rubble at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall Wednesday, looking for clues to the identities of the militants who attacked the complex, as shocked Kenyans demanded to know how 10 to 15 gunmen held...
  • Review: 'Rush' is a good ride, but not a great one

     Review: 'Rush' is a good ride, but not a great one
    If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
  • French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges

    French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges
    PARIS -- French judges ruled Thursday that a Kazakh billionaire and dissident accused of embezzling up to $6 billion in what is believed to be one of the world's largest fraud cases should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine. Both countries have demanded...
  • Steve McQueen to Helm BBC Drama about the Black Experience in Britain

    LONDON -- Steve McQueen, the helmer of awards front-runner "12 Years a Slave," is to make a drama series for the BBC exploring the black experience in Britain. McQueen will bring together a group of actors for a series of workshops to develop the series,...