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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.
By David Milliken and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne celebrated a sharp turnaround in Britain's economy as vindication of his austerity push on Thursday, but said he would not relax his grip on public spending in the years ahead. Osborne used a big jump in forecasts for growth in 2013 and 2014 to taunt the opposition Labour party ahead of a general election in 17 months' time. But a sudden pickup in growth has made Britain one of the fastest-growing advanced economies - the euro zone is set to grow at less than half the rate of Britain next year, according to European Central Bank projections released on Thursday.