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  • U.S. drugmaker AbbVie finally wins Dublin's Shire with $55 billion deal

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc bought Dublin-based Shire Plc on Friday in a 32 billion pound ($54.7 billion) deal that will allow it to slash its tax bill by relocating to Britain. The London-listed company, which makes expensive...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open by 2 shots

    Rory McIlroy wins British Open by 2 shots
    HOYLAKE, England — On a closing Sunday of great golf at the 143rd British Open, played over the picturesque Royal Liverpool links near the Irish Sea, champion Rory McIlroy did what he had to while everybody else went low. McIlroy shot 71, and it...
  • British Open might be another Rory runaway

    British Open might be another Rory runaway
    The Rory Story became an international bestseller again Friday. Young Mr. McIlroy, Northern Ireland's 25-year-old golfing phenom, dismantled a Royal Liverpool course that is supposed to be resistant to that sort of dissection. That's why it is in the...
  • Rory McIlroy closing in on wire-to-wire win in British Open after 68

    Rory McIlroy closing in on wire-to-wire win in British Open after 68
    Making two eagles on the last three holes, Rory McIlroy shot another dazzling round at the British Open here Saturday and threatens to turn this into the second consecutive wire-to-wire affair in a major golf tournament. German Martin Kaymer won that...
  • Tom Watson shoots 73 again, makes British Open cut

    Tom Watson always has been a favorite among fans at the British Open, and it showed again Friday. Watson, a five-time Open champion, got a huge ovation as he walked toward the 18th green as he concluded his second round at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake,...
  • European soccer teams try to establish presence in US

    If former U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel can develop a British accent, then English Premier League soccer can make a splash in the states. After contributing to three U.S. World Cup teams and spending 23 years in Europe (thus the...
  • 'Europe's got talent', or how not to fill top EU jobs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If "Europe's Got Talent" were a television show, it would have been taken off the screen years ago as a slow-motion contest rigged to reward mediocrity. Few things make the European Union look less attractive to its citizens and...
  • Is Germany still the champion?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. Investors saw dark clouds building on Friday after a...
  • Asking prices for UK homes fall for first time in 2014: Rightmove

    LONDON (Reuters) - Asking prices for houses in Britain have fallen for the first time this year although they are likely to pick up more speed before the end of 2014, property website Rightmove said on Monday. Prices of property coming onto the market...
  • Britain to detail pensions overhaul with tax, annuity reforms

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday publish new rules for the pensions industry giving retirees greater access to their savings and free financial advice, fleshing out reforms announced earlier this year that shook the share value of British...
  • UK's new foreign secretary reiterates earlier stance on EU membership

    (Reuters) - Britain's new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammonds reiterated his position from two years ago that if Britain does not get good renegotiation, it should leave the European Union. In an interview with Andrew Marr of the BBC, Hammonds...