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  • INTERVIEW-Golf-Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder Cup

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices. Former skippers Colin Montgomerie...
  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Tesco's new boss: the outsider on the inside track

    LONDON (Reuters) - When Tesco needed a new chief executive to rebuild the world's third-biggest retailer it turned to "Drastic Dave" Lewis, a turnaround specialist who is probably as close to being an insider as an outsider can be. The 49-year-old earned...
  • London and the superrich

    London and the superrich
    A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...
  • Naptown Pint: Who knew Thomas Jefferson would save me from the World Cup?

    As a fully-committed, bandwagon-jumping World Cup lunatic, I have to say the past couple of weeks have been emotionally taxing. Not because of the sport itself, of course, but rather because of beer. Why? Well, last week we lost to Germany, and now...
  • Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case

    Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case
    A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, will be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from...
  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
  • Ophelia Lovibond Joins CBS' 'Elementary'

    British actress Ophelia Lovibond has earned her first U.S. television debut with a recurring role on CBS' "Elementary." Lovibond is set to play Kitty Winter, the new protege to Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes. The character immediately becomes...
  • Film Review: 'Honour'

    Earnest issue drama and pulpy B-thriller mechanics make awkward but not uncompelling bedfellows in "Honour," a debut feature from BAFTA-nominated writer-director Shan Khan that exploits the perceived rise of Islamic "honor killings" in the U.K. to luridly...
  • Rory McIlroy fades in Scotland; Michelle Wie misses British cut

    Rory McIlroy fades in Scotland; Michelle Wie misses British cut
    Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three little-known players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field at Aberdeen. Kristoffer Broberg of...
  • Justin Rose shares lead in Scotland; Inbee Park takes British top spot

    Justin Rose shares lead in Scotland; Inbee Park takes British top spot
    Justin Rose set up a chance to capture back-to-back titles by shooting a five-under-par 66 in the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen on Saturday to move into a share of the lead with Marc Warren after three rounds. Rose and Warren, who had a 67, are at...
  • Church of England votes to allow female bishops

    Church of England votes to allow female bishops
    The Church of England has voted to allow bishops who are women. The change had been debated for years and has been a source of deep division within the church. A two-thirds vote in each of the church's three houses was required to pass the measure. A...