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  • Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist

    Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist
    It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films. "I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...
  • Two new suspects arrested in British soldier's hacking death

    Two new suspects arrested in British soldier's hacking death
    LONDON -- Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of two new suspects in the case of a young soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent terrorist attack. The new suspects, a man and a woman, both 29, were arrested on suspicion of...
  • Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU

    Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU
    LONDON – As he met in Washington with President Obama on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself on the defensive at home against members of his own party who want their country to withdraw from the 27-nation European Union as...
  • Cub Scout leader tried to reason with London attackers

    Cub Scout leader tried to reason with London attackers
    LONDON -- Minutes after a British soldier was hacked to death in an apparent terrorist attack on a London street, a former teacher and Cub Scout leader stepped off a passing bus to offer assistance at what she thought was the scene of an accident....
  • Judge sentences six extremists in British bomb plot

    Judge sentences six extremists in British bomb plot
    LONDON -- Six men from Birmingham in central England received lengthy jail sentences Monday for plotting to bomb a right-wing rally last June.  Authorities said the plot by the men, who appeared motivated by Islamic extremism, failed only because they...
  • 'Prince' Roy Bates dies at 91; adventuring monarch of Sealand

    'Prince' Roy Bates dies at 91; adventuring monarch of Sealand
    A born swashbuckler, Paddy Roy Bates fought in the Spanish Civil War as a teenager, faced a Greek firing squad in World War II and had a German stick bomb explode in his face. But the sturdy Brit recovered from his injuries, married a beauty queen and...
  • Pope Francis criticizes indifference toward immigrants' plight

    Pope Francis criticizes indifference toward immigrants' plight
    ROME -- Against a backdrop of growing anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, Pope Francis on Monday used his first papal trip outside the Vatican to denounce the "globalization of indifference" to migrants, calling their suffering "a painful thorn in my...
  • 5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons

    Syria is believed to have a large stockpile of chemical weapons. U.S. intelligence agencies now suspect that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has used small amounts of these chemicals against rebels fighting to unseat him, an assessment...
  • Assange could be long-term guest at Ecuadorean embassy in London

    Assange could be long-term guest at Ecuadorean embassy in London
    LONDON -- Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is prepared to stay holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for as long as five years if necessary in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face what he says are politically...
  • George Lowe dies at 89; climber was on Everest expedition with Hillary

    After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe. Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...
  • Britain denies using PRISM to get around domestic spying laws

    Britain denies using PRISM to get around domestic spying laws
    LONDON -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday sought to reassure Parliament that the government is not using U.S. surveillance programs to get around British law and spy on its citizens. Hague’s comments followed reports in the...
  • Without warrant, Hong Kong unlikely to act against Snowden

    Without warrant, Hong Kong unlikely to act against Snowden
    BEIJING -- Hong Kong authorities are not likely to take action against their most famous fugitive, Edward Snowden, unless the United States issues a warrant for his arrest, a former legislator said. "The Hong Kong government will do nothing until the U....