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  • Foreign exchange manipulation allegations erode public opinion

    Foreign exchange manipulation allegations erode public opinion
    Tourists wouldn't notice it: Any manipulation of foreign currency exchange rates might add a fraction of a cent in paying for a meal at a Parisian bistro or booking a tour at the Great Wall of China. But multiply that by $5 trillion — the amount...
  • Britain honors World War I dead with poppy tributes, concerts

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow ..." is the opening line of one of the most famous poems about World War I. The red poppies that bloomed in the battlefields of Belgium and France became a powerful and lasting symbol of fallen soldiers and their...
  • 6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation

    6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation
    In another black eye for the financial industry, U.S., British and Swiss regulators on Wednesday fined JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Bank of America Corp. and three other global banks a total of about $4.3 billion to settle investigations into...
  • 'A Clockwork Orange' actor Warren Clarke dead at 67

    Actor Warren Clarke, who starred in the British television series "Dalziel and Pascoe" and had a role in the film "A Clockwork Orange," died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his agency said. Independent Talent Group in London said Clarke died peacefully in...
  • Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

     Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
    Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...
  • Muslim cleric Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    A Jordanian state security court on Wednesday threw out terrorism charges against radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, a onetime confidant of Osama bin Laden who had lately emerged as a critic of the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. The 53-year-old...
  • Scots' vote: God save the Queen: Front & Center

    The question of will they or won't they has been settled. In a historic Sept. 18 referendum, Scotlanders — weighing independence from Britain, but also weighing the impacts on its currency, membership in NATO and businesses — chose to cast...
  • Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message

    Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message
    The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State--the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria--said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just...
  • Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art

    Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art
    James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain...
  • 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,...
  • A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement

    A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement
    On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the "yes" and "no" campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets €” the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle now...