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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...
  • UK must channel aid to fight FGM in Sierra Leone: lawmakers

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must set up a program to tackle female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the practice is seen as a prerequisite for marriage and even used as a political tool, a parliamentary committee said. The...
  • Britain calls for international help on Ebola as London conference begins

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain made a plea for international help to deal with the world's worst Ebola outbreak at the start of a conference in London on Thursday, with one charity warning that five people are being infected with the virus every hour in...
  • Tesco's 250-million-pound black hole: Who was minding the shop?

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Things are always unnoticed, until they're noticed," Tesco Chairman Richard Broadbent said when asked how Britain's biggest retailer had failed to spot a 250 million pound ($410 million) sized hole in its first-half profits. It was an...
  • Can Spain and Catalonia's marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote

    Catalonia's drive to break away from Spain hit a roadblock this week. Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday agreed to hear Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's appeal contesting Catalonia's plan for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence and suspended the...
  • UK must restore aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia: report

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday. The Department for International...
  • Strong sterling could mask UK price pressures: Bank of England's Forbes

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England must watch for signs that sterling's recent strength has masked underlying inflation pressures in Britain, one of the central bank's newest policymakers said on Wednesday. Kristin Forbes said in her first speech...
  • Britain drops terror charges against former Guantanamo inmate

    British prosecutors dropped terrorism-related charges against former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before his trial was scheduled to begin. Begg, a Briton of Pakistani descent, was arrested in February and charged with seven counts...
  • Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines. In a...
  • New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday she would largely stick to the policies of her predecessor Donald Tusk, including a cautious approach to the question of when eastern Europe's biggest economy will join the euro....
  • EU parliament holds up confirmation of Britain's Hill

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament summoned the British nominee to oversee the bloc's financial services sector to a new confirmation hearing next week after he failed to convince a committee of his suitability, lawmakers said. Members of the...