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U.K. court rules against Johnny Depp in libel action

A British court ruled Monday against Johnny Depp in his libel case against the owner of the Sun tabloid newspaper, which labelled him a "wife beater."

Episode of U.K. sitcom Fawlty Towers pulled over racist slurs

One of the most memorable episodes of one of the most popular British sitcoms of all-time has been withdrawn from a U.K. streaming service because of numerous racial slurs.

World Cup QF: Both Brazil, Belgium battling bad vibes

​To get past Belgium in the quarter-finals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages.

Saudi Arabia stuns Egypt with late goal in World Cup farewell

​Saudi Arabia managed its first win at the 2018 World Cup by beating Egypt 2-1 with a last-gasp winner that eclipsed Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah's 22nd minute goal in Monday's Group A game between the two eliminated teams.

Nigeria's win over Iceland sets up showdown with Argentina

Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two of second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 Friday and move into second place in the group behind already-qualified Croatia.

Jane Austen 1st female writer to be featured on British currency

On the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death, the Bank of England has unveiled a new £10 note featuring the celebrated novelist.

British PM makes case for 'global Britain' at Davos, despite Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year's vote to leave the European Union.