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  • Reg Henry: Think Viking, think pillaging and laughter

    Sometimes our view of the world is completely shaken by new theories. That has happened to me with the Vikings. You will remember the Vikings: fierce seafarers from Scandinavia who first raided Britain in AD 793, and Ireland soon afterward. Much given...
  • Bank of England readies tools to rein in risky mortgage lending

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England urged banks on Thursday to consider the risk of future spikes in interest rates when they approve mortgages, and prepared tools to rein back potentially dangerous lending. British house prices have risen by around...
  • UK factories maintain pay rise pace in February: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pay awards in British factories held steady at their highest level since mid-2012 in the three months to February, according to an industry survey that added to evidence that wages are rising faster. Wage growth is both a key indicator...
  • Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox

    Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox
    His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
  • UK lawmakers vote to cap welfare spending despite political divides

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's three major parties on Wednesday voted to limit how much the government can spend on welfare, despite deep disagreement over the future of a social security system that accounts for almost a third of all...
  • Swiss name British ex-UBS banker head of financial regulator

    BERN/ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government named British-born former banker Mark Branson on Wednesday as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks....
  • Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession

    Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has made dramatic changes that position his two sons to ultimately take over the global media empire that Murdoch has spent most of his life building. Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, has been given an influential role as non-...
  • BAFTA Dates Film Awards: Event to Be Held on February 8, 2015

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that the EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 8, 2015 at London's Royal Opera House. It will be broadcast in the U.K. by the BBC, BAFTA said. The Film Awards...
  • Bank of England may broaden Islamic liquidity tools

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England is studying ways to increase the number of sharia-compliant assets that Islamic financial institutions can use in their liquidity buffers, a step towards reducing concentration risks in the sector. The move comes as part...
  • From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In Connecticut

    From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In  Connecticut
    Outside of Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch Street in New Britain, on a sandwich board advertising the specials of the day, the magic word, "Morcilla," could be seen down the sidewalk. Inside, waiting at the counter was Diane Alverio, publisher of the...
  • UK inflation hits new four-year low, wages still lag

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in more than four years in February, easing pressure on Britons' living standards ahead of next year's election and dipping further below the Bank of England's 2 percent target. Prices have been...