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  • Rory McIlroy fends off Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia to win British Open

    Rory McIlroy fends off Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia to win British Open
    On a closing Sunday of great golf at the 143rd British Open, played over the picturesque Royal Liverpool links near the Irish Sea, champion Rory McIlroy did what he had to while everybody else went low. McIlroy shot 71 and it was low enough. The 25-...
  • 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...
  • Richard House on 'The Kills'

    Richard House on 'The Kills'
    It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
  • How to save both elephants and the ivory trade

    Because of British currency restrictions enacted just before World War II, my father had to come up with an innovative way of getting his cash out of England when, fearing a German invasion, we immigrated to the United States. He settled on silver. Before...
  • Adam Taylor: Why U.S. bombs are falling on Iraq and not Syria

    If you had said, one year ago, that the United States would have been militarily involved in a Middle East crisis, few people would have batted an eyelid. President Barack Obama had spent months trying to convince the United States public and Congress...
  • London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics

    London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics
    The popular, badly coiffed, gaffe-prone mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced Wednesday that he will seek a return to national politics next year, setting up a possible run for prime minister. Rumors had been rife for months over whether Johnson,...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time" by Martin Gitlin; Scarecrow Press (430 pages, $65) It's one thing to argue whether "Seinfeld" is the greatest sitcom ever, as writer Martin Gitlin claims in...
  • UK bank lending lags G7, more help needed: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bank lending to the corporate sector lagged lending in other Group of Seven leading economies last year, despite government attempts to boost the availability of credit, a survey showed on Monday. The study, compiled by...
  • INTERVIEW-Golf-Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder Cup

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices. Former skippers Colin Montgomerie...
  • Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer

    Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer
    The British government set up a judicial inquiry Tuesday into the strange death eight years ago of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who authorities believe was slipped a lethal dose of radioactive polonium in his tea at a...
  • Prince George celebrates 1st birthday at home, queen makes cameo

    Prince George celebrated his first birthday on Tuesday with a tea party for the freshest face of the British monarchy. The firstborn son of Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, formerly Kate Middleton, was feted with a gathering at his parents'...