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  • Gentlemen of the club

    There are certain rivals who may differ on the issues, and in style and background and even basic attitude, yet understand and respect one other. For they belong to the same club -- the fraternity of the great. Few historic figures would seem to have...
  • Asking prices for UK homes slump in August, led by London: Rightmove

    LONDON (Reuters) - Asking prices for houses in Britain have fallen at the sharpest pace on record for the month of August, led by a drop in London, as the market gets ready for higher interest rates, a survey showed on Monday. Prices of property coming...
  • British police search home of entertainer Cliff Richard

    LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - British police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of the country's best known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offence involving an underage boy. They said they were...
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • Edinburgh Theater Review: 'The James Plays'

    If it's true there was much at stake for the early kings of Scotland as they tried to establish order in turbulent times, it is equally true that everything is riding on playwright Rona Munro's trilogy of historical 15th-century dramas, "The James Plays."...
  • Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy that crossed border

    MOSCOW Ukrainian forces partly destroyed a Russian military column inside Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko said Friday, but Russia insisted that no military vehicles had entered the neighboring country. "The majority of the vehicles were destroyed...
  • UK employers expect scant upturn in wages: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - British employers expect wage growth to remain weak, according to a survey of personnel managers on Monday that contrasted with other reports that salaries are set to rise at a faster pace. The report from the Chartered Institute of...
  • 'Inbetweeners 2′ Scores Biggest U.K. Opening Weekend Box Office in 2014

    LONDON -- British youth comedy "The Inbetweeners 2" has scored the biggest opening weekend box office in the U.K. this year. The film nabbed more than £12.5 million ($21 million). The pic took over £2.7 million ($4.5 million) on its opening day,...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

     Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him
    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • How to save both elephants and the ivory trade

    How to save both elephants and the ivory trade
    Because of British currency restrictions enacted just before World War II, my father had to come up with an innovative way of getting his cash out of England when, fearing a German invasion, we immigrated to the United States. He settled on silver. Before...
  • Pondering Britain's stone circles

    Pondering Britain's stone circles
    Grand, centuries-old cathedrals distinguish Great Britain's cities and towns, providing spiritual nourishment to those who visit. These places of worship seem ancient almost beyond imagination. But long before Gothic cathedrals, long before recorded...