Tag: London (England)

London Exchange Is Delayed by Technical Problem

LONDON — The opening of markets in London was delayed on Friday as the London Stock Exchange struggled with a technical issue, a representative of the exchange said. Trading, which should have started at 8 a.m., was pushed until 9:40 a.m. as the exchange tried to determine the cause of the problem. The company said […]

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Bachelorettes, Brawls and Body Cameras: A Night at the Theater in London

LONDON — The West End is traditionally seen as a genteel place where crowds flock to sit amid Victorian opulence, watching the world’s great actors and musical stars in quiet reverie. But after a few too many cellphone arguments, wild bachelorette parties and patrons getting drunk on smuggled-in gin, some theater owners have decided it’s […]

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After ‘Game of Thrones,’ Nathalie Emmanuel Is Ready to Take the Lead

During six seasons as Missandei, confidante to the dragon queen Daenerys, on “Game of Thrones,” Nathalie Emmanuel had a lot of time to consider what she wanted next: A job that was shooting closer to home in London. The chance to play an American. And most of all, a part with more responsibility, preferably a […]

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9 Cities Where Public Transit Offers Eye-Popping Views

Many tourists ride the free Staten Island Ferry just to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but New York isn’t the only place where public transportation provides outstanding vistas. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way commuter fare. And you’ll get the […]

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Attempted Murder Charge Over Child Pushed From Tate Modern Balcony

LONDON — A teenager who is accused of throwing a 6-year-old boy off a balcony at the Tate Modern museum in London appeared in court on Tuesday on a charge of attempted murder. In a five-minute hearing, a magistrate confirmed the teenager’s identity and heard a short statement from prosecutors before referring the case to […]

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Tate Modern Museum in U.K. on Lockdown After Child Falls

LONDON — London’s Tate Modern museum was on lockdown after a child fell from the building, witnesses and the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. A teenager was arrested in connection with the episode, the police said. The circumstances of the fall and the conditions of the child were not immediately known, but images and video […]

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London Stock Exchange to Buy Refinitiv for $27 Billion

LONDON — The London Stock Exchange Group agreed on Thursday to buy Refinitiv, the financial information service, for about $27 billion as it seeks to enter the lucrative business of market data and compete with giants like Bloomberg L.P. It is a sign of how stock markets — even the centuries-old London exchange, one of […]

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Guest-Edits British Vogue’s September Issue

LONDON — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been revealed as guest editor of British Vogue’s September issue, considered the most influential edition of the year for fashion magazines. But she won’t be on the cover. The Duchess of Sussex was initially invited to oversee the issue by British Vogue’s editor in chief, Edward Enninful, and […]

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Winston Churchill Would Despise Boris Johnson

Winston Churchill’s ghost still hovers over Washington and London. American presidents have often modeled themselves after the British wartime leader, especially in times of conflict. George W. Bush was a great admirer. And so in the buildup to the Iraq war, Prime Minister Tony Blair lent him a bust of Churchill, while another one, which […]

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Overlooked No More: Gertrude Benham, Who Climbed the World One Mountain at a Time

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Emma Goldberg If ever a pair of boots could reveal their wearer’s life story, it might be those of the intrepid mountaineer Gertrude Benham. Benham’s boots, made of brown leather and on display at the […]

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Europe Suffers Heat Wave of Dangerous, Record-High Temperatures

LONDON — People across Western Europe are suffering through an intense heat wave this week, with the worst still to come on Thursday, when Britain, France, Germany and the Low Countries are expecting life-threatening, record-breaking temperatures. Officials sounded high-temperature health alarms on Wednesday, mindful that some previous heat waves have claimed thousands of lives across […]

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Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You

Your medical records might be used for scientific research. But don’t worry, you’re told — personally identifying data were removed. Information about you gathered by the Census Bureau might be made public. But don’t worry — it, too, has been “anonymized.” On Tuesday, scientists showed that all this information may not be as anonymous as […]

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Sure, Boris Johnson Is Funny. But Has He Ever Done a Job Well?

LONDON — At the point where the River Thames empties into the North Sea, Boris Johnson wanted to build an airport on an artificial island. It was 2009, and Mr. Johnson was newly in office as London mayor. To study the airport idea, he tried to enlist a leading scientist, Prof. David King, except Professor […]

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Seeking Soccer Talent, Club Executives Turn to Speed Dating

LONDON — It had all the hallmarks of an afternoon of speed dating. Strangers hoping to find that right match. On a gloriously warm Tuesday this week, a group of soccer executives, from clubs large and small from across Europe and even as far afield as Brazil and the United States, were getting to know […]

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Conjoined Twins, Linked at Skull, Are Separated in London Hospital

LONDON — When Zainab Bibi gave birth to her eighth and ninth children — twin girls — it was five days before she was well enough to be introduced to them. All she knew was that they had both survived the cesarean section and were healthy. At the hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, she was given […]

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Fatal Accident With Metal Straw Highlights a Risk

A British woman was impaled by a metal straw after falling at her home, a coroner said in an inquest this week that highlighted the potential dangers of metal straws. Such straws have surged in popularity as cities, states and even countries have banned single-use plastic straws. The woman, Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, who had a […]

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U.K. Parliament Workers Face Intolerable Abuse, Report Says

LONDON — Lawmakers hurling heavy pieces of office equipment at aides, groping their breasts and slapping their backsides. Sexual harassment as a “necessary evil” for young staffers. Aides ordered to vacuum and tidy up their bosses’ apartments for private parties. Those accusations, contained in a blistering report on Britain’s Parliament released on Thursday, offered lurid […]

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The $50 Dress That Conquered Britain

LONDON — The most viral fashion item of the summer thus far is not Janties (denim panties, obviously), or the bucket hat, or the “big mood socks” being worn at festivals across the Western Hemisphere. Rather, it appears to be a simple black and white viscose printed polka dot dress by the fast fashion giant […]

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As Jeremy Hunt Takes On Boris Johnson to Lead U.K., ‘The Gloves Are Off’

BOURNEMOUTH, England — His shirt sleeves rolled up, Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, bounded into the hall, ignored the lectern and headed straight to the front of the stage to make his pitch that he should lead the country out of its paralyzing Brexit maze. But right from the start, Mr. Hunt was playing catch-up. […]

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