Tag Archives: London

Nationwide eyes taking share from distracted banks as profits jump

By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – British mortgage lender Nationwide said it is well placed to win business from rivals distracted by major upheaval in the banking sector, after reporting…

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Security tightened in Malaysia ahead of Obama arrival for summit

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on Friday, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of U.S. President Barack…

China doesn't torture? Family of Zhang Liumao says don't believe it.

A Chinese diplomat appearing Wednesday before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva declared flatly that the problem of death in custody due to lack of medical care “is not allowed…

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Climate change could slash polar bear numbers 30% by 2050

Polar bears look set to see their numbers dwindle by nearly third by mid-century, a top conservation body said Thursday, warning climate alter poses the greatest threat to the king…

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Barclays In New $150m Forex Rigging Penalty

Barclays is to pay an extra $150m (£99m) penalty to US regulators to settle allegations of foreign exchange rate rigging. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) moreover said…

Charlie Sheen Has HIV: What It's Like to Live with the Virus

Actor Charlie Sheen's announcement this morning that he is HIV positive may seem like bleak news, yet like others infected with the virus, he could have a relatively normal life,…

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Supercooled clouds form stunning ice kingdoms atop mountains

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter is over a month away, yet otherworldly ice kingdoms already have formed atop some New Hampshire mountains. Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the…

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Palace hopeful of major American investment

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace are "really hopeful" of securing substantial investment from two American sports team owners, the Premier League club's co-chairman Steve Parish said on Tuesday. He told…

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AstraZeneca's Tagrisso to cost $12,750 for a month's supply

LONDON (Reuters) – AstraZeneca's new lung cancer pill Tagrisso, which won early U.S. approval on Friday, will cost $12,750 (8,944 pounds) for a month's supply. A company spokeswoman said on Tuesday…

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Boy, 16, charged over Pc's stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the stomach. The Pc was seriously injured in a car park after attending reports…