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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.
  • UK shop price decline eases in August: BRC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prices in British shops fell last month at a slightly slower pace although food price inflation remained at record low levels, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday. The BRC said retail prices in August were 1.6 percent lower...

    Judge orders immediate release from Spanish jail of ill British boy's parents

    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge has ordered the immediate release from custody of two British parents detained in Madrid for taking their seriously ill child out of hospital, a court source said on Tuesday, speeding a reunion with their five-year-old...

    Video depicts beheading of second American journalist

    WASHINGTON Ignoring his mother's plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its...

    'Get Carter' and the birth of British noir

    There’s a moment, in the middle of Ted Lewis’ 1970 crime novel “Get Carter” (Syndicate Books, 218 pp., $14.95 paper) that sums up the hard-boiled ethos as well as anything I’ve ever read. The narrator, a fixer for the...