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  • Before you tweet your outrage about grammar ...

    First there was a brouhaha about the Oxford comma, prompted by a post at FiveThirtyEight in which I was quoted. (Click here for my post on the subject and its link to the original article.) Then screams of outrage on Twitter  followed an article by Roy...
  • Coe confident 2016 Rio Games will be success

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe, the man who helped mastermind the London 2012 Olympics, says Rio de Janeiro will undoubtedly face challenges in the leadup to the 2016 Games but is convinced the event will be a success. The Brazilian city is hosting the...
  • Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case

    Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case
    A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, will be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit

    LONDON (Reuters) - Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European...
  • 'Super 100' All-Star Rosters

    NUTMEG ALL-STAR ROSTER (Number, name, position, school) 1 Rafael Dominguez, RB, Sheehan-Wallingford 2 Duane Gary, CB, West Haven 3 Darren Jackson, CB, St. Joseph-Trumbull 4 Deion Lespier, CB, Platt-Meriden 5 Logan Marchi, QB, St. Paul-Bristol 6...
  • London and the superrich

    London and the superrich
    A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...
  • Bank of England not under pressure to raise rates: Haldane

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is under no immediate pressure to raise interest rates, because wage growth is slow and inflation subdued, its chief economist said in newspaper interviews on Friday. Andy Haldane - who started as chief economist...
  • Former top aide to Cameron charged over child abuse images

    LONDON A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday. Patrick Rock, who worked on a much-vaunted government plan to offer...
  • Late UK TV star Savile said to have sexually abused dead bodies

    * Ex-BBC star Savile one of UK's most prolific sex offenders * Reports say he raped and abused hospital patients * One account says he abused dead bodies * Health secretary apologises to victims By Michael Holden LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Jimmy...
  • Bank of England imposes first limits on size of UK mortgages

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England imposed its first limits on how much most people can borrow to buy a home on Thursday, in a bid to stem increasing levels of debt and rapidly rising house prices. The move makes Britain the biggest economy to date...