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Julian Assange Seeks Asylum: Why Ecuador?

Julian Assange Seeks Asylum: Why Ecuador?

BERTIL ERICSON/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought asylum in a London embassy Tuesday, hoping to dodge extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations, some observers may have wondered why he chose to throw himself o…

Vacancy Listed for House Manager at Buckingham Palace

Vacancy Listed for House Manager at Buckingham Palace

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Fancy a job working for the British royals?  Well, you may be in luck — there’s a freshly listed $78,000-per-year vacancy for a house manager at Buckingham Palace.The queen is currently seeking a master of the house…

Olympic Torch Sparks Controversy About Bearers

Olympic Torch Sparks Controversy About Bearers

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Raquel Matos, a 16-year-old champion Scottish swimmer, carried the Olympic torch for part of its journey through Edinburgh, Scotland, and was thrilled over the honor.“It’s like showing how this one …

Director Reveals Plans for London Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

Director Reveals Plans for London Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle wants to make the opening ceremony of the upcoming Summer Olympics in London as pleasant as possible.Boyle, whose credits include Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, is…

Ann Romney’s Horse Comes in Third in Olympic Qualifying Event

Ann Romney’s Horse Comes in Third in Olympic Qualifying Event

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ann Romney’s dressage trainer Jan Ebeling and the horse they co-own, Rafalca, came in third this weekend at the United States Equestrian Federation National Dressage Championships in Gladstone, N.J.&nbsp…

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Attends Derby as Celebrations Begin

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Attends Derby as Celebrations Begin

John Stillwell-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It was a day at the races for the royal family today as Diamond Jubilee celebrations kicked off, honoring the 60 years Queen Elizabeth has spent on the throne. The four-day festivities officially began with…

Make Brothels Legal During London Olympics, Says Cathouse’s Dennis Hof

Make Brothels Legal During London Olympics, Says Cathouse’s Dennis Hof

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The Nevada brothel owner who became famous as the star of an HBO reality show says he wants to start a new and fully legal brothel in London during the upcoming summer Olympics — not just because he could make “a couple…

IOC Won’t Hold Minute of Silence for 1972 Israeli Olympic Team

IOC Won’t Hold Minute of Silence for 1972 Israeli Olympic Team

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — At the opening ceremonies of this year’s Summer Olympics in London, the Israeli government wants everyone to observe a minute of silence for its 11 athletes and coaches slain during the 1972 Olympic by Palestin…

Nearly One Million Olympic Tickets to Go on Sale

Nearly One Million Olympic Tickets to Go on Sale

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nearly one million Olympic tickets will go on sale Friday, including tickets to the highly coveted opening and closing ceremonies.The upcoming sale gives hope to the one million people who applied previously …

London Apartment Building Gets SAMs, Soldiers for Olympics

London Apartment Building Gets SAMs, Soldiers for Olympics

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Residents of an East London apartment complex have new, perhaps unwanted neighbors on their roofs: a dozen armed soldiers and surface-to-air missiles. As part of the largest peacetime mobilization in British history, t…

London Marathoner’s Fund Hits $1 Million

London Marathoner’s Fund Hits $1 Million

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The charity fund set up by Claire Squires, the runner who died during the last mile of the London marathon, has passed the $1 million mark.More than 54,000 people have contributed; most in donations of £5 and &po…

On Her Majesty’s Olympic Service: 007 Opening the Summer Games

On Her Majesty’s Olympic Service: 007 Opening the Summer Games

Sony PIctures(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth II has ordered an important mission for her most trusted secret agent. The UK Sun reports the queen has enlisted Daniel Craig to open the upcoming London Olympics by appearing in a short film as his character, J…

Einstein’s Brain Arrives in London After Odd Journey

Einstein’s Brain Arrives in London After Odd Journey

Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images(LONDON) — Albert Einstein’s preserved brain has crossed the Atlantic for the first time. It’s a journey that one of the 20th century’s greatest minds never intended.Before Einstein died 57 years ago…

"Harry Potter" Star Sentenced for Role in London Riots

"Harry Potter" Star Sentenced for Role in London Riots

SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett has been sentenced to three years in prison, according to London’s Wood Green Crown Court.Waylett, who played Draco Malfoy’s evil sidekick Vincent Crabbe in six of the…

British Brass to Require Cops to Take Annual Fitness Test

British Brass to Require Cops to Take Annual Fitness Test

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — After a top-to-bottom review, Scotland Yard has determined that three quarters of male British cops and police staff are obese, and top brass will now be taking drastic measures to trim the fat. According to the U.K.’s…

Kate Middleton Scores With British Olympic Field Hockey Team

Kate Middleton Scores With British Olympic Field Hockey Team

Chris Jackson – WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) — Kate Middleton has wowed fashion designers, devoted herself to charity work, won the hearts of both the British public and its prince, and now scored in yet another field: athletics.The Duchess of Cambr…

Michelle Obama Will Lead Delegation At 2012 Olympics

Michelle Obama Will Lead Delegation At 2012 Olympics

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation during the opening ceremonies of this summer’s Olympic Games in London.The first lady announced her plans at American University Tuesday. Joined by Samantha…

Torso Recovered in Canal May Be That of Missing British Actress

Torso Recovered in Canal May Be That of Missing British Actress

Zuma(LONDON) — The torso London police found in a canal may be that of missing British TV actress Gemma McCluskie, and her older brother has been arrested, according to reports in the British media.McCluskie, who had appeared in the popular series Eas…

Kate Middleton Steps Out Solo at National Portrait Gallery

Kate Middleton Steps Out Solo at National Portrait Gallery

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) — Taking on her new royal responsibilities with grace, Kate Middleton stepped out solo on her first official engagement Wednesday night, paying a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London.Middleton, who became…

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

John Stillwell – Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — In 1952, the woman known today as Queen Elizabeth II was just Elizabeth, a 25-year-old member of England’s royal family visiting a remote village in Kenya.When word came on Feb. 6 of that year that her fat…

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