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  • EU watchdog attacks allowances paid by banks ahead of bonus cap

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's banking watchdog criticized lenders' use of allowances in the face of an impending cap on bonuses, signaling that top bankers in London could face a shake-up in their pay contracts. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is...
  • Who will win the Man Booker Prize?

    The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded today in London, has long been one of the most prestigious and lucrative literary awards in the world. But this year, the world of the Booker got much bigger. This is the first year American authors...
  • Amal Clooney wades into Elgin Marbles debate during Greece trip

    Amal Clooney wades into Elgin Marbles debate during Greece trip
    George Clooney dramatized the work of historians rescuing art from the Nazis in his movie "The Monuments Men." Now the actor-director's wife, lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, is lending her newfound celebrity to the long-running dispute over the Elgin...
  • Denmark has best pension system; China, India, Japan among worst: survey

    (Reuters) - Denmark has the world's best pension system, followed by Australia and the Netherlands, while China, India, Japan and South Korea fare among the worst, a survey by consultants Mercer released on Monday showed. The United States scored a C,...
  • UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion on Palestinian state

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted on Monday to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that will not alter government policy, but carries symbolic value as Palestinians pursue international recognition. Britain does not classify Palestine as a...
  • MIPCOM: BBC Expands Drama Sales in SE Asia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- British drama titles from the British Broadcasting Corporation are doing increasingly well in South East Asia, a market which has previously concentrated its acquisitions on natural history content. On the first...
  • U.S.-based Steris to buy UK's Synergy Health, tax savings eyed

    (Reuters) - U.S. medical technology company Steris Corp offered to buy British sterilisation services provider Synergy Health Plc for about $1.9 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would shift its domicile to the UK and cut its tax bill. Steris said...
  • Why Britain is still losing its fight against radicalization

    LONDON (Reuters) - Mizanur Rahman laughs when he recalls the de-radicalization programme he was sent on in 2008 after he was released from a British jail where he had served two years for inciting violence against British and American troops. "I'd go...
  • 'Great Britain' taps phone-hacking laughs, but not for all

    LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign visitors to London's West End may benefit from a little background reading if they have tickets for "Great Britain". A ruthless, scatological and no-holds barred look at the British phone-hacking scandal and at media ethics...
  • Glass's operatic 'The Trial' brings Kafka up to date

    LONDON (Reuters) - American minimalist composer Philip Glass's new opera "The Trial", based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with a waltz that is really the start of a "dance of death" for the main character, Josef K. The latest of the prolific Glass's...
  • UK vote on Palestine status will not change policy - PM Cameron's spokesman

    LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign policy towards Palestine will not change, even if lawmakers on Monday vote in favor of a motion stating that the government should recognize it as a state, Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman told...