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  • Look for tip-offs from UN General Assembly meeting

    PARIS -- You're probably thinking that there are better things to watch than the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly -- like maybe something featuring narcissistic birdbrains or pretentious toddlers. But you can actually get all of the...
  • Something's still 'phishy' about vacation rentals

    Something's still 'phishy' about vacation rentals
    If you think the words "vacation rental" and "phishing" are all but synonymous, you're not alone. Just talk to Ann Schutte, who recently found a rental villa with a "million-dollar" view in Sedona, Ariz., through the rental website VRBO.com. A woman...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Sony, Ex-BBC Exec Warner to Launch Electric Ray

    LONDON -- Former BBC entertainment commissioner Karl Warner and Sony Pictures Television are launching a new U.K. production company called Electric Ray. Warner will head up the new venture as managing director. Based in London, Electric Ray will produce...