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Hirst, Picasso Exhibitions Slated At Tate For London Olympics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON (Reuters) - Tate museums will showcase works by 19th and 20th century giants Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch as well as contempo...

UK University Director Quits Over Libya Links

AP | SYLVIA HUI and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The director of a respected British university resigned Thursday amid a controversy over the institution's links with the family of Lib...

America's Creditors: Which Countries Own Most Of Our Debt?

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Treasury figures have revealed that some surprising countries own U.S. debt. By the end last year, foreign governments held around $4.4 trillion ...

WikiLeaks: Now For College!

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Forget WikiLeaks. Unileaks is a new website devoted to providing "a place to post information on public interest matters relating to higher education....

Catching Up With Andy Rourke of The Smiths

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

When it comes to icons of the indie world, none are bigger than The Smiths. Bassist Andy Rourke opens up about his time in Manchester's iconic band and his current endeavors.

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...

UK Government Reportedly Did 'All It Could' To Help Free Lockerbie Bomber

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's previous government did "all it could" to help Libya win the release of the only man convicted of the Pan Am bombing in Scotl...

Racy Ski Trip Lands Oxford And Cambridge Students In Hot Water

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The antics of Oxford and Cambridge University students on a recent ski trip to France have cost them their future corporate sponsorship, according to ...

British Quota To DRAMATICALLY Cut Immigration

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain will impose a tough annual limit on the number of non-Europeans allowed to work in the U.K. and slash visas for overseas studen...

Winter's Three Best Art Exhibitions In Museums Around The World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

To those of you who are brave and smart enough to travel to Europe in the next few weeks to avoid crowds and enjoy snowflakes dancing in the air, here...

A Perfect Storm: Global Shifts in Venture Capital and Science Funding

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucy P. Marcus

Partly a consequence of the global financial crisis, unprecedented change in venture capital and the science sector is on the cards. And it has additional consequences too.

2011 UK Michelin Stars Announced

Eater National | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There were no new stars for Scottish, Welsh, or Irish restaurants in the just-released 2011 edition, and ten establishments lost stars, yet the additi...

Ireland Bailout May Be Near As U.K. 'Stands Ready' To Offer Aid

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — European officials geared up to travel to Ireland and lift the lid on just how bad the country's banking woes are, as EU finance mini...

UK Offers Ex-Guantanamo Detainees HUGE Pay Outs

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's agreement to pay hefty settlements to former Guantanamo detainees who accused the government of complicity in their torture a...

Are You Happy? The British Government Wants To Know

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Feeling fine? Frustrated? Fantastic? The British government really wants to know. British officials said Monday they will start measur...

The Faithful Shopper: New Year, New Stores

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays over and 2011 well under way, I'm looking forward to a new year of new stores for New Yorkers and our 49.5 million visitors. As a...

McDonald's, Pepsi Tapped To Help Write UK Health Policy

The Guardian | Felicity Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, ...

Is There Enough Oil to Pay Our Debt?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

It will take huge amounts of energy, particularly oil, to achieve the growth rates that all the near-bankrupt governments around the world need to even service their debt, let alone repay it.

Will India Win Coveted UN Seat?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

The mandarins of New Delhi must be pleased as punch to have had over to visit leaders of all five permanent member countries in quick succession. Inexorable appears the march but will India find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

12 Arrested In Suspected Large-Scale Terror Attack Plot

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — In the biggest anti-terrorist sweep in Britain in nearly two years, police have arrested a dozen men accused of plotting a large-scale ...

Julian Assange Sweden Police Report Details Alleged Sexual Offenses

The New York Times | JOHN F. BURNS and RAVI SOMAIYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who was released from a British jail late last week, is facing a new challenge: the leak of a 68-page confide...

Europe Snow Storm Closes Airports: London Heathrow Closed Until Sunday

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — Blizzards and freezing temperatures shut down runways, train tracks and highways across Europe on Saturday, disrupting flights and leav...

WATCH: World War II-Era Propaganda Films Released

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British propaganda films from half a century ago have made their way onto the Internet for the first time, and the kitschy clips are providing viewers...

Google UK Honors Jane Austen's Birthday With Doodle (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google honored the British novelist Jane Austen today with an illustrated logo on the splash page for its UK site. Austen, born 235 years go today on ...

The F Word: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

While students in London spend hours in the cold protesting tuition fees, RBS, a bank that took a huge government bailout, throws a party commemorating Harry Potter. It'd be funny except it's exactly what just happened.