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  • Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke

    Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke
    The next big British luxury import could be jewelry brand Astley Clarke. Cara and Poppy Delevingne were spotted wearing Astley Clarke’s grown-up friendship bracelets at Coachella, while Cameron Diaz has been wearing the retro-inspired Astley...
  • Bank of England splits over rate hike for first time in three years

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate hike. Former academic Martin Weale and...
  • In Antigua, a honeymoon for three

    The twin Yamaha motors of the Carlisle Bay 2 fired up, and Skipper Cleve pivoted the boat west, skimming the smooth waters that stroked the white southern beaches of Antigua. Our resort, the Carlisle Bay, had no sooner disappeared than its neighbor,...
  • UK inflation falls more than expected; 2014 rate rise less likely

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell more than expected in July and surging house price growth slowed in June, making it less likely the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year. Inflation dropped to 1.6 percent in July from June's five-...
  • HSBC chairman warns Scottish independence could trigger capital flight: Telegraph

    (Reuters) - Uncertainty over Scotland's currency arrangements could prompt capital flight from the country, leaving its financial system in a "parlous state," Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc, wrote in a column on Thursday in the Telegraph...
  • Exclusive: France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's rain-hit wheat crop has delivered the first shock of the 2014/15 season: the EU's top grower and exporter is buying Lithuanian and British milling wheat to mix with its unusually poor-grade crop to meet contracts signed before...
  • Lehman's London staff win $300 million pensions fight

    LONDON (Reuters) - More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers based in Britain will have their pensions paid in full after winning a six-year battle to receive their money from parts of the collapsed U.S. investment bank. The remains of the...
  • Julian Assange says he will soon leave Ecuadorian Embassy

    Julian Assange says he will soon leave Ecuadorian Embassy
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested at a news conference Monday that he could soon be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden. Assange did not explain, however, under...
  • Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...
  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century....
  • British Muslims urge cooperation in Foley murder hunt

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest...