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  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • Adam Hochschild: Centennial of 'Christmas truce' honors heroism of peacemakers

    Adam Hochschild: Centennial of 'Christmas truce' honors heroism of peacemakers
    Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they'll continue to do so — with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries — long after you're dead. But who thanks those who refused to fight, even in wars that turned out to...
  • Britain investigates alleged VIP pedophile ring from '70s and '80s

    The allegations about so-called VIP pedophiles involve prestigious London addresses, some of the highest-ranking members of Britain’s establishment and the suspected abuse of young boys in the 1970s and 1980s, including three who were slain. Six...
  • UK households drive economy, current account deeper in red

    Britain's economy relied more heavily on spending by households for growth in the third quarter despite a fall in take-home incomes, underscoring the challenges of getting the recovery onto a sounder footing. In another disappointing sign for...
  • Northern Ireland rivals clinch deal on austerity, historic crimes

    Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland struck a deal on Tuesday covering austerity spending and historic crimes, staving off a collapse of the power-sharing government set up in 1998 to end decades of sectarian violence....
  • Norton Museum goes 'Green' for British landscapes

    Norton Museum goes 'Green' for British landscapes
    The Norton Museum of Art keeps calm and carries on through the holidays with this new collection of 60 works borrowed from the National Museum Wales. Pieces by Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and more chart the rapid expansion the...
  • Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain

    Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain
    In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson...
  • Oil price fall puts squeeze on North Sea energy minnows

    Plunging oil prices have increased the strain on the many small energy firms operating in the North Sea who were already facing diminishing returns from an area that once helped power the British economy. With fields more mature and oil harder to find,...
  • 'The Omen,' 'The Krays' Actress Billie Whitelaw Dies at 82

    LONDON -- British actress Billie Whitelaw died Sunday in a nursing home in London at the age of 82, the BBC reported Monday. She was best known for her role as Mrs. Baylock, the guardian of the demonic Damien in "The Omen." Whitelaw appeared in more than...
  • British tsunami brothers use funky footwear to help children

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan survived the Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years ago that killed both their parents, they knew they had to use their lives to help other children in need....
  • UK banks must do more than stress tests to regain confidence: Bank of England

    Banks in Britain need to do more than pass health checks on their ability to withstand financial shocks, the Bank of England said, urging boards to improve the way their companies are run. The BoE also said that top bankers and other senior executives in...