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  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...
  • Britain extradites terror suspect to New York; he pleads not guilty

    It took a New York jury just a few hours to convict an Egyptian-born cleric this year on charges he tried to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon, and now one of his alleged co-conspirators in the plot is on U.S. soil after being extradited...
  • UK public finances worsen in first half of tax year

    LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - British government borrowing over the last six months was over 10 percent higher than in 2013, official data showed on Tuesday, giving finance minister George Osborne a tough task to meet his full-year borrowing goals....
  • New William Hill CEO enjoys strong start to reign

    LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said it expected operating profit this year to come in at the top end of market forecasts after the soccer World Cup helped boost its third-quarter results. The figures are a fillip for new...
  • Britain to send in drones in fight against Islamic State in Syria

    Britain to send in drones  in fight against Islamic State in Syria
    Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said Monday it...
  • British war brides faced own battles during 1940s

    British war brides faced own battles during 1940s
    America's attitudes toward immigration have always been complicated. Influenced by world events, the U.S. embraces some immigrants and demonizes others, and it can be difficult to understand the logic. Take the story of 70,000 would-be immigrants from...
  • WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    LAGOS/LUXEMBOURG With no new confirmed cases reported for 42 days, which is twice the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria free of Ebola transmission. "This is a spectacular...
  • Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish

    Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland. In an important discovery in...
  • CBS' 'Undercover Boss' Celebrates 5 Years on the Air

    If there's one thing CBS' "Undercover Boss" proves after five seasons, it's that the disjointed relationship between employer and employee is universal. After nearly 80 episodes of dirty jobs, bad wigs and big reveals in the United States alone, the...
  • Political worries grow for UK, forecasters say

    LONDON (Reuters) - Business investors are increasingly worried about political risks in Britain, including the outcome of a national election in May and a possible referendum on European Union (EU) membership, an economic forecasting firm said. In a...
  • Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook

    Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook
    This year, Courant carriers – paperboys and girls -- shared their memories with us on Facebook, in email, in typewritten and handwritten letters. We thought we'd share them with you – they made us laugh, smile and even cry. John Chilicki,...