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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world

    Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world
    Country musician Brad Paisley's first tour of the United Kingdom in 2000 didn't leave him much to write home to West Virginia about. Paisley and the other acts on the tour flew commercial airlines and saw their precious band gear stashed into the jet'...
  • 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'...
  • Marathon man Brasher inspires London to get riding

    LONDON (Reuters) - As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organise and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance....
  • UK economic growth slows in May-July: NIESR

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy grew at its slowest pace in a year in the three months through July due to virtually flat industrial output, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Wednesday. The think tank estimated gross...