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  • 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,...
  • MIPCOM: BBC Expands Drama Sales in SE Asia

    HONG KONG -- British drama titles from the British Broadcasting Corporation are doing increasingly well in South East Asia, a market which has previously concentrated its acquisitions on natural history content. On the first day of the MIPCOM TV rights...
  • Gas exports may foil British Columbia carbon goals

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia Each time motorists in this province fill up their tanks, they pay a carbon tax of about 25 cents per gallon. The tax which hits most of the oil, coal and gas consumed in British Columbia is a key component in one of the...
  • International Emmy Awards: U.S. Spanish-Language Programs Nab First Nominations

    Telemundo and Nat Geo Mundo have nabbed the first nominations for International Emmy Awards in the newly created category for U.S.-produced non-English programs. Telemundo received three noms for hit telenovelas: "Pasion Prohibida," "La Patrona" and...
  • UK construction output slumps in August, lower imports help trade gap

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction fell sharply in August, adding to signs of a slowdown in other areas of the economy, official figures showed on Friday. Separate figures showed Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in August as imports fell...
  • Weavering hedge fund boss faces London trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The founder of one of London's oldest hedge funds, whose $600 million Weavering business collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis, goes on trial next Monday accused of 16 criminal counts of fraud, false accounting and forgery....
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes actress Angelina Jolie a Dame

    LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made actress Angelina Jolie an honorary Dame at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday in recognition of her campaigning to end sexual violence in war zones and for services to UK foreign...