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Osborne eyes older UK voters with surprise pensions revamp

Osborne eyes older UK voters with surprise pensions revampBy William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne's surprise revamp of the pensions system could help galvanize his Conservative party ahead of next year's elections by targeting the key voting group of older Britons. The man in charge of Britain's $2.5 trillion (1.51 trillion pounds) economy is keen to provide some

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All big U.S. banks but one pass Fed's health test

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. big banks have enough capital buffers to withstand a drastic economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, announcing that 29 out of 30 major banks met the minimum hurdle in its annual health check. All of the big banks except for Zions Bancorp stayed above the 5 percent requirement for top-tier capital in the latest round of stress tests. "While capital is certainly better than it has... Read more...

Anthony Mackie to join John Hillcoat's crime thriller

Anthony Mackie to join John Hillcoat's crime thrillerThe actor is in talks to join "Triple Nine," the latest film from the director behind "The Road" and "Lawless," Variety reports.

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Comic book character Archie to be killed off

Comic book character Archie to be killed offLOS ANGELES (AP) — Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics.

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Ukraine to get help from new EU support group

The European Union plans to set up a special support group to help Ukraine stabilize its precarious economy and political situation, an EU diplomat said on Tuesday. Concern is growing that Moscow could be preparing for further military action in Ukraine and on Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces of... Read more...

Kate Bush sets stage return after 35 year absence

LONDON (AP) — Singer Kate Bush is coming back to the London stage after a 35-year break in performing.... Read more...
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