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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...
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park gets British art prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - An outdoor museum in the English county of Yorkshire that features works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei, Henry Moore and other noted sculptors won a 100,000-pound ($170,200) prize on Wednesday as The Art Fund's Museum of the...
  • Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

    NEW YORK, July 9 (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney criticized Britain's Daily Mail on Wednesday for publishing a "completely fabricated" story saying his future mother-in-law is against his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The...
  • Britain to destroy extra 50 tonnes of Syrian arms chemicals

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, taking the total amount it has agreed to process to 200 tonnes. Facing the threat of U.S. air strikes, Bashar al-...
  • UK says likely that Syria used British chemicals to make sarin gas

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it was likely that chemicals which British firms had legally exported to Syria in the 1980s had been used to manufacture nerve agents, including sarin gas. In a written statement to parliament aimed at setting...
  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...
  • AbbVie forced to retract claims of Shire investor support

    AbbVie forced to retract claims of Shire investor support
    AbbVie Inc. CEO Richard Gonzalez has landed in a bit of hot water for statements he made to certain newswires and U.K. press on Tuesday regarding shareholder support for his company's takeover bid for Shire Plc. The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical...
  • Britain's Hague plugs Eurofighter on visit to India

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Britain's foreign secretary lobbied India on Tuesday to buy Eurofighter military aircraft, suggesting that London has not yet abandoned hope of ousting France's Rafale from a multi-billion-dollar combat jet order. William Hague...
  • I'm 100 percent German, says Rosberg

    LONDON (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg declared himself "100 percent German" on Tuesday after Lewis Hamilton jokingly questioned his Mercedes team mate's nationality ahead of next week's German Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers live in Monaco, but Britain'...
  • In al Qaeda camp, notes on an Islamic caliphate

    AL-MAHFAD, Yemen, (Reuters) - At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages - stuck together by sand and water - and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from al Qaeda. Discarded...
  • Marcel Kittel wins Stage 3 of Tour de France in London

    Marcel Kittel wins Stage 3 of Tour de France in London
    Germany's Marcel Kittel showed he may be the sprinter to beat at the Tour de France, speeding to his second stage win this year in Stage 3 on Monday as cycling's biggest race entered London before leaving England for France. Rain doused riders at the...