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  • Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum

    Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum
    In the 18th century, the economy of Great Britain was flourishing and many families were becoming prosperous. At around the same time, the painting genre of "conversation pieces" was created. These paintings showed families in groups, arranged in such a...
  • Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a...
  • Keep calm over bank accountability rules: Bank of England's Bailey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are over-reacting to rules aimed at making senior officials accountable for breaches in rules or procedures which happen on their watch, a top regulator said on Thursday. Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Andrew...
  • AbbVie cools on $55 billion Shire deal after U.S. tax changes

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical company AbbVie said it was reconsidering its $55 billion takeover of Shire in the wake of U.S. government moves to curb deals designed to cut taxes, wiping as much as $13 billion off the London-listed firm's stock...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Bank of England's Weale: Jobless fall still best guide to wage pressure

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England should pay heed to the swift pace at which Britain's unemployment rate is falling as it considers when to start raising interest rates, says a top policymaker at the central bank who has already voted for...
  • Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

    Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
    As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a...
  • Scottish nationalists pick Sturgeon to lead fight for independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish nationalists cleared the way on Wednesday for Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent figure in the failed campaign for independence in last month's referendum, to become the country's next first minister. Sturgeon will succeed Alex...
  • Amal Clooney weighs in on Greek battle for Parthenon Marbles

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their...
  • EU watchdog says bankers' allowances breach bonus rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - New types of allowance paid to bankers are nearly all in breach of the European Union's cap on bonuses and must be changed by the end of the year, the EU banking watchdog said on Wednesday, raising the prospect that banks will have to...
  • No-man's land is unwanted territory for Briton Casey

    ASH England (Reuters) - Britain's Paul Casey, third in the world in 2009 before injuries and divorce sent him spiraling down the rankings, is looking at this week's World Match Play Championship as a chance to get back in the top 50. Casey, who is...