| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.”
The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Britain has more than its fair share of off-the-wall literary prizes. There's the much-feared Bad Sex in Fiction Award for the "most embarrassing passages of sexual description in a literary novel." This year marked the second annual Hatchet Job of the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
One morning on a trip to Las Vegas, I was swimming in the pool. I looked up from the water and was startled to see that almost every woman in every lounger was reading exactly the same book: "Fifty Shades of Grey," the 2011 erotic novel by the British...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:06 PM
It was an over-the-top grand opening for Topshop and Topman at the Grove.
The British fashion brands debuted in L.A. in a big way Thursday, drawing a crowd of 10,000 to the shopping center, the biggest retail store opening ever for the Grove.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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Baileys liquor has been announced as the new sponsor of the British-based women's fiction prize, formerly the Orange Prize. This year's winner will receive an award of close to $46,000 in a ceremony...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report.
That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:44 AM
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....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two popular chains -- confectioner See’s Candies and British retailer Topshop -- are arriving at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles this month.
Topshop, along with its menswear offshoot Topman, is opening its 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Fans of pulpy British horror novels were dismayed to learn that James Herbert, author of books including "The Rats," "Magic Cottage" and "Haunted," had died at his home Wednesday. The 69-year-old died peacefully in his sleep, according to publisher Pan...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:39 AM
For anyone who has ever gone hunting for morning brew and was mystified by a confusing coffee menu, one company is looking to make the joe-drinking experience much more straightforward.
Debenhams, a British department store, is rolling out a coffee...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction announced its shortlist Thursday, with five novelists competing for the title of Britain's funniest author with the book that "best captures the comic spirit of P.G. Wodehouse," the author of, among...