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  • Tesco's new boss: the outsider on the inside track

    LONDON (Reuters) - When Tesco needed a new chief executive to rebuild the world's third-biggest retailer it turned to "Drastic Dave" Lewis, a turnaround specialist who is probably as close to being an insider as an outsider can be. The 49-year-old earned...
  • Here's how it's done-6

    Picky, Wordville's British honorary consul, recommends consideration of the peroration of A.J.P. Taylor's English History 1914-1945. "The rhythm is particularly effective, I think," he says. Let's have a look:   In the second World War the British...
  • World investors load up on stocks, Europe leads way: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors bought more stocks in July than at any point in more than two years, spearheaded by a push into Europe and growing confidence in the continent's economic recovery, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday. Faith in the global...
  • Rachel Marsden: Have intelligence agencies become too reliant on technology?

    PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
  • Britain arrests hundreds of suspected pedophiles

    In a massive national dragnet, British police have arrested more than 600 suspected pedophiles who allegedly accessed pornographic images of children on the Internet, authorities said Wednesday. The sweep comes at a time of heightened sensitivity over...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne, ripe for Hollywood?

    "I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage." "Doesn't that scare the bird?" So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
  • Britain has ambitious plan for driverless cars, but roadblocks remain

    Britain has announced a plan to fast-track driverless cars, meaning self-driving cars could hit public roads by early 2015. It is the first sovereign state to make such a large-scale and public commitment to testing the cars, experts said. “It&...
  • All-Courant Boys Track And Field

    The 2014 All-Courant high school boys track and field team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more: ALL-COURANT TEAM 100 Meters: Fitzroy Miller, East Hartford, Jr. 200: Johann Charles, University-Hartford, Sr. 400: Jermaine...
  • Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
    After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner....
  • REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★

    REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...