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  • Japan feels 'strong concern' about France-Russia navy deal

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday expressed "strong concern" about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end...
  • Pfizer leaves investors guessing on intentions for Astra

    (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc , which in May abandoned its $118 billion bid to buy AstraZeneca Plc , on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its British rival, but said it was considering other deals. The largest U.S....
  • 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...
  • Aside from its travel resume, Globe's 'Hamlet' has no great reason to be

    Aside from its travel resume, Globe's 'Hamlet' has no great reason to be
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
  • Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia's swim team head into next month's showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth...
  • Lloyds not off hook yet after $370 million Libor fines

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group could face further punishment after agreeing to pay fines totaling $370 million for its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and for attempting to manipulate fees for a government lending scheme to help...
  • British bank Lloyds to pay $370 million to settle Libor probes

    Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay nearly $370 million to American and British authorities, settling allegations the British bank manipulated a key interest rate. The penalties, announced Monday, are the latest extracted from major lenders for...
  • EU leaders, Obama agree Russia must face further sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, Italy, France, Germany and the United States agreed that Russia should face further sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, the British government said in a statement on Monday following a phone call between the...
  • Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, held graduation ceremonies May 25. Area graduates are: Allison Amershek, Mahanoy City, bachelor of science...
  • Pfizer's need for deal looms larger with earnings report

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or other deals to...
  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...