BAE Systems Plc, Europe’s largest defense company, will cease warship production at the historic Portsmouth yard on England’s south coast and eliminate 1,775 jobs as the focus of naval manufacturing shifts to Scotland.
A murder mystery set in a tuxedoed 1930s enclave of London’s jazz-besotted aristocrats, the British miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” makes one thing emphatically clear: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s star-making performance in “12 Years a Slave” is no fluke.
Pope Benedict XVI criticized Catholic Church officials for not acting quickly enough against priests accused of sexually abusing minors, as he arrived in the U.K. for the first papal visit to the country in 28 years.
Almost five centuries since King Henry VIII split from the Catholic Church, the pope arrived in Britain today for a first state visit, with protesters waiting along with Queen Elizabeth II to greet him.
Travel back in time for dinner at Krakow’s castle with Hans Frank, the mass-murdering, Chopin- adoring governor general of most of Poland. Think the thoughts of the emperor and poet Hadrian (“Animula vagula blandula”). Visit Montparnasse, Berlin, London, the Republic of Gilead. These classic novels take you there: