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  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 4/6 log (updated Saturday AM)

    6 a.m.    Tennis: Davis Cup quarterfinal: Great Britain at Italy.--Tennis Ch. 8:25 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Arsenal at Everton.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Cricket: World Twenty20 final (in Dhaka, Bangladesh).--ESPN2 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports...
  • Photo exhibit: Picturing life in Bethlehems around the world

    In the Lehigh Valley, most of us are familiar with the Bethlehem named by Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf, who christened his newly founded Moravian missionary village on Christmas Eve 1741. But the Pennsylvania city on the banks of the Monocacy Creek...
  • Shoe Bomb Plotter Could Testify In New Haven Terror Case

    The partner of shoe bomber Richard Reid is expected to testify that he was recruited to al Qaeda by a British engineer who is facing sentencing in federal court in New Haven for developing the ground-breaking Internet presence the terror network uses to...
  • Banks and miners help push UK's FTSE to three-week highs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index hit its highest level in around three weeks on Friday, boosted by gains in sectors seen as among the most sensitive to an upturn in the global economy, such as banks and miners. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index...
  • Ireland's 'bad bank' sells Northern Ireland loans

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's "bad bank" sold its entire portfolio of loans belonging to Northern Ireland-based debtors on Friday in its largest deal to date, cashing in on surging international demand. The loans, which had a par value of 4.5 billion...
  • BoE's Haldane says funds can also be 'too big to fail'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A top Bank of England official put the world's $87 trillion asset-management industry on alert on Friday, saying it posed some of the same "too big to fail" risks that are being tackled by reforms at major banks. Although asset...
  • Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott Team on Steven Knight's 'Taboo'

    LONDON -- Thesp Tom Hardy has partnered up with executive producer Ridley Scott for "Taboo," an eight-part miniseries created by Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Locke," "Eastern Promises"). Scott's Scott Free London and Hardy's Hardy Son &...
  • Kate Galbraith: Objective environmental studies of fracking needed

    Kate Galbraith: Objective environmental studies of fracking needed
    With Russia menacing Ukraine and Europe with its natural gas heft, the cry has gone out from British Prime Minister David Cameron, The Wall Street Journal, and even (implicitly) President Barack Obama: more fracking! If only the EU would stop...
  • Pope, Queen Elizabeth trade gifts at brief Vatican meeting

    VATICAN CITY Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Francis had an informal meeting at the Vatican on Thursday during the British monarch's one-day visit to Rome, which also included talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The queen was accompanied by...
  • UK service sector expands steadily in March, points to strong first-quarter growth: Markit/CIPS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's dominant services sector expanded steadily in March, pointing to solid economic growth in the first quarter, even though the rate of expansion was the slowest since last June and hiring eased, a survey showed on Thursday. The...
  • UK's Osborne says vigilance needed on household debt, even as assets rise

    LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday authorities must stay vigilant about household debt levels even though assets are rising in value at a faster pace than debt. "Household assets are currently rising faster than...