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  • 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...
  • Jeremy Piven returns as 'Mr. Selfridge'

    PASADENA, Calif. Jeremy Piven was 37 years old when he was anointed with "The Fresh Face of the Year" acting award. At that point he'd been performing for 29 years. He'd costarred in nearly 40 movies and negotiated TV series like "Ellen," "Cupid" and...
  • Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest

    Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest
    A new rule bans books from being sent to prisoners in Britain. "From now on, any man, woman or child in prison will not be able to receive a book from outside," prison reform activist Frances Crook explained in an editorial Sunday. The regulations...
  • British boxing says farewell to Mickey Duff

    LONDON (Reuters) - British boxing has paid its respects to matchmaker Mickey Duff with the sort of eulogies likely to have the late promoter grinning from the grave. Duff, the Jewish rabbi's son who managed or promoted a host of world champions while...
  • Jewish children were placed in foster homes to escape Nazis

    When Kurt Herman was 9, living a modest middle-class life with his mother and father on a quiet street in Vienna, the Nazis took over his homeland. It was essentially a bloodless invasion, an Anschluss — annexation — crafted by Germany and...
  • Ellen Page's 'Queen and Country' Draws Director (EXCLUSIVE)

    British director Craig Viveiros has come on board to helm Ellen Page in spy thriller "Queen & Country" for Chernin Entertainment at Fox. The project, based on the Oni Press comic book series "Queen and Country" by Greg Rucka, centers on a British agent...
  • Obama's Visit To New Britain Triggers Spending Questions

    When someone as charismatic as President Barack Obama comes to your hometown to make an eloquent case for a minimum wage increase, it's pretty exciting. Of course, with an issue such as this, any caring person is quick to agree that raising the minimum...
  • Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'

    Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'
    The Antaeus Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" brings us refreshingly back to the basics of great theater: a sharply intelligent, poetically daring play; a company of actors dedicated to serving both their characters and an author's...
  • BAFTA to Showcase Work of Director Amma Asante in L.A., New York

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to showcase the work of director Amma Asante ("A Way of Life," "Belle") in April at the first of this year's "Brits to Watch: The Screenings," a series of events hosted by BAFTA in New York...