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  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest since July 2013 in September

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year last month, as evidence mounts that a big rebound in housing market activity over the past year has come off the boil. The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for...
  • Lighting up the night with art

    Lighting up the night with art
    Not long after stepping through the gate onto the grounds of Norfolk's Hermitage Museum and Gardens, you start to encounter signs that the experiences conjured up by British artist Bruce Munro's landscape-sized artworks are going to be different. Kids...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state's emir. Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim...
  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges
    Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's...
  • BAFTA Selects Breakthrough Brits

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the 18 talented newcomers chosen by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of...
  • How Thatcher failed to ensure democracy in a China-ruled Hong Kong

    HONG KONG Shortly before midnight on June 30, 1997, a Chinese national flag replaced the Union Jack in Hong Kong, marking the end of British colonial rule. China celebrated with fireworks. Britain's Prince Charles, who was in attendance at a handover...
  • British business puts out feelers in Zimbabwe after long absence

    HARARE (Reuters) - An official British business delegation is visiting Zimbabwe for the first time in nearly 20 years, in a move officials say might mark a thawing in relations between the African state and its former colonial ruler. The five-strong team...
  • Bank of England's Cunliffe says can keep rates low for longer

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England can afford to keep interest rates at their current record low for longer than thought, due to weak pay, low inflation and a darker international outlook, Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Tuesday. Cunliffe's...