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  • UK mortgage approvals dip in February, business lending contracts again

    LONDON (Reuters) - British mortgage approvals slowed in February by more than expected, possibly reflecting bad weather during the month, and there was another contraction in business lending. The Bank of England said on Monday mortgage approvals...
  • The Caribbean's quest for reparations expands to seek compensation for genocide

    BYREA, St. Vincent The 360-foot, weather-beaten tunnel, carved out of volcanic rock and leading to the rough surf of the Atlantic, remains one of the few remnants of this eastern Caribbean island's defiant past. Constructed by shackled black hands in the...
  • British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday

    British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday
    LONDON -- Marriage-minded gays and lesbians can begin tying the knot in Britain on Saturday, becoming the latest same-sex couples in Europe and beyond to have the right to do so and fulfilling a dream made possible by a Conservative-led government. A...
  • 'Wales' At Yale Center For British Art

    'Wales' At Yale Center For British Art
    "Art in Focus: Wales," an exhibit of artworks that explore the history of Wales, is on the walls now at Yale Center for British Art. Among the artists whose works are on exhibit are Richard Wilson, Thomas Rowlandson, J. M. W. Turner, David Cox,...
  • UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's current account deficit was much bigger than expected in the fourth quarter and households ran down savings to keep up their spending, reminders of the need to put the economy on a more balanced footing to maintain growth....
  • UK March consumer sentiment hits highest since mid-2007: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer sentiment rose in March to its highest level since around the start of the financial crisis in 2007, a survey from researchers GfK showed on Friday. GfK's headline consumer confidence index rose to -5 this month, its...
  • Where Films Shoot, Tourist Dollars Follow

    Can terrorism promote tourism? If the terrorism is on TV, the answer is yes. The revived Fox series "24: Live Another Day" is shooting all 12 of its episodes in London through June, and although the Kiefer Sutherland starrer portrays the British...
  • Reg Henry: Think Viking, think pillaging and laughter

    Sometimes our view of the world is completely shaken by new theories. That has happened to me with the Vikings. You will remember the Vikings: fierce seafarers from Scandinavia who first raided Britain in AD 793, and Ireland soon afterward. Much given...
  • Bank of England readies tools to rein in risky mortgage lending

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England urged banks on Thursday to consider the risk of future spikes in interest rates when they approve mortgages, and prepared tools to rein back potentially dangerous lending. British house prices have risen by around...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents

    Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents
    He craved more, more and even more stuff. "I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters. Was...