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  • London mayor urged to ban smoking in Trafalgar Square, royal parks

    LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Smoking in London's parks and public spaces like Trafalgar Square should be banned, according to a report that has been welcomed by health workers and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg but slammed as "outrageous" by a pro-...
  • No-man's land is unwanted territory for Casey

    ASH England (Reuters) - Britain's Paul Casey, third in the world in 2009 before injuries and divorce sent him spiralling down the rankings, is looking at this week's World Match Play Championship as a chance to get back in the top 50. Casey, who is based...
  • BoE won't tell markets what to expect on rates: Weale

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England will not seek to react to financial markets' changing expectations about when the central bank will start to raise interest rates, a BoE policymaker said on Wednesday. Investors have pushed back their bets...
  • Bank of England's Weale: Jobless fall still best guide to wage pressure

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England should pay heed to the swift pace at which Britain's unemployment rate is falling as it considers when to start raising interest rates, says a top policymaker at the central bank who has already voted for...
  • Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

    Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
    As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a...
  • UK inflation slides in Sept, market sees delayed rate hike

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. Consumer prices rose by a weaker-...
  • British police arrest six people in anti-terrorism sweeps

    LONDON Six people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences during early morning raids in the south-east of Britain, police said Tuesday. Under the British Terrorism Act of 2000, suspects can be arrested and held without formal charges being filed...
  • EU watchdog attacks allowances paid by banks ahead of bonus cap

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's banking watchdog criticized lenders' use of allowances in the face of an impending cap on bonuses, signaling that top bankers in London could face a shake-up in their pay contracts. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is...
  • Who will win the Man Booker Prize?

    The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded today in London, has long been one of the most prestigious and lucrative literary awards in the world. But this year, the world of the Booker got much bigger. This is the first year American authors...
  • Amal Clooney wades into Elgin Marbles debate during Greece trip

    Amal Clooney wades into Elgin Marbles debate during Greece trip
    George Clooney dramatized the work of historians rescuing art from the Nazis in his movie "The Monuments Men." Now the actor-director's wife, lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, is lending her newfound celebrity to the long-running dispute over the Elgin...
  • Denmark has best pension system; China, India, Japan among worst: survey

    (Reuters) - Denmark has the world's best pension system, followed by Australia and the Netherlands, while China, India, Japan and South Korea fare among the worst, a survey by consultants Mercer released on Monday showed. The United States scored a C,...