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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.
  • Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain's public finances remains the key to next year's national election. The upbeat...

    Bank of England to unveil bank leverage ratio plans this month

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will tell lenders at the end of this month what their key measure of insulation against future crises should be, bringing forward a keenly-awaited announcement from 2015 after draft proposals worried banks and...

    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...

    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...