February 19, 2013 In a speech earlier this month, author Hilary Mantel said the Duchess of Cambridge "appeared to have been designed by committee and built by craftsmen." Britain's tabloids were outraged, and even the prime minister weighed in.
February 19, 2013 When you think whisky from the U.K., you think Scotch. But a group of entrepreneurs is trying to restart England's long-dormant whisky business — and prove their version of the quaff can be jolly good, too. English whisky is headed stateside in April.
February 19, 2013 In just a few minutes, masked gunman stole the stones from a plane on the tarmac in Brussels. How will they cash in? In past heists, less-than-scrupulous dealers tried to sell the gems at deep discounts — and got caught.
February 18, 2013 A system of favors among Greek media outlets, politicians and banks helped produce one of the most inflated media sectors in Europe. But the media have been hit hard by the country's massive austerity drive, and have taken a huge loss in terms of credibility.
February 18, 2013 A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's largest sports doping rings. Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes' client list is believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The doctor says he treated athletes from other sports, as well.
February 17, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI asked those gathered in St. Peter's Square to continue praying for him and the next pope. He steps down as pope Feb. 28.