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  • New Tesco boss likely to sell assets to fund recovery plan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Just six weeks into his job, Tesco boss Dave Lewis must look at selling assets in Britain and abroad as he battles to raise funds to pull the world's No.3 grocer out of the deepest crisis in its 95-year history. Trading at the British...
  • EU bank watchdog expects UK to adhere to 'allowances' opinion

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's banking regulator expects Britain and all other member countries to accept its opinion saying banks should change how they pay "allowances" to staff, a leading regulator said. "We expect national authorities will take on board...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK jobless rate falls again, recovery shows signs of cooling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's strong labor market recovery is showing signs of cooling, even as the unemployment rate once again fell more than expected in the three months to August. Job creation was its weakest since the spring of last year and there...
  • London mayor urged to ban smoking in Trafalgar Square, royal parks

    LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Smoking in London's parks and public spaces like Trafalgar Square should be banned, according to a report that has been welcomed by health workers and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg but slammed as "outrageous" by a pro-...
  • 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...