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  • Adam Taylor: Why U.S. bombs are falling on Iraq and not Syria

    If you had said, one year ago, that the United States would have been militarily involved in a Middle East crisis, few people would have batted an eyelid. President Barack Obama had spent months trying to convince the United States public and Congress...
  • UK retailers say sales rose in July, driven by furniture

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales growth rose in July, driven by an upturn in furniture spending and other non-food purchases, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on Tuesday. Total retail spending was 1.3 percent higher in...
  • 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."...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • Bank of England says has contingency plans for Scotland currency uncertainty

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has contingency plans in the event that a forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence undermines Britain's financial stability, Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in London...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Richard House on 'The Kills'

    Richard House on 'The Kills'
    It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
  • Sergio Garcia cards 67, holds 3-shot lead over Rory McIlroy heading into final round

    AKRON, Ohio Two shots separated Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in the British Open two weeks ago at Royal Liverpool Golf Course. McIlroy left Hoylake with his third major title and Garcia finished in a tie for second with Rickie Fowler. Garcia wants...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time" by Martin Gitlin; Scarecrow Press (430 pages, $65) It's one thing to argue whether "Seinfeld" is the greatest sitcom ever, as writer Martin Gitlin claims in...
  • World Cup boosts revenue for bookmaker William Hill

    LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said the football World Cup had boosted revenues in the first half of the year, with growing numbers of its customers betting on matches online. In his first day in the job on Friday, new Chief...