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By Erik Kirschbaum and Belinda Goldsmith BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could be the worst to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional tides, would shut on Thursday night and warned of "the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 60 years in England". Prime Minister David Cameron called two emergency meetings to discuss strategy. ...
LONDON (AP) — Television cook and author Nigella Lawson on Thursday accused lawyers for two former assistants of treating her like a suspect rather than a witness, as she again denied allegations of heavy drug use.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that a former top official at the Legion of Christ, who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a son, is marrying the child's mother this weekend. The bride is the daughter of the former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.