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  • Carnival Corporation & plc Reports Significantly Higher First Quarter Earni … 7 hours ago

    MIAMI, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced non-GAAP net income of $159 million, or $0.20 diluted EPS, for the first quarter of 2015 ... More »

  • Swiss private bank UBP buys international arm of Coutts
    Swiss private bank UBP buys international arm of Coutts 10 hours ago

    State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday said it has sold the international arm of Coutts private bank to Swiss peer Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) for an undisclosed amount. More »

  • RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée 11 hours ago

    Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned Swiss private bank, in a deal that produced a £200m goodwill writedown for the UK lender. ... More »

  • Helen Mirren Takes the Stage and Screen 16 hours ago

    British actress Helen Mirren is on Broadway as Queen Elizabeth and on screen in “Woman in Gold.” In the film, the 69-year-old Oscar winner plays a Nazi survivor determined to reclaim a famous painting.... More »

  • The Truth about China's State-Owned Enterprises 16 hours ago

    Michael Parker, Bernstein’s Asia-Pacific equity strategist, relishes asking questions. Many investors are skeptical about China because they assume Chinese data, companies and government are untrustworthy. The result is two thick reports totaling more than 350 pages on the state of China’s economy, state-owned enterprises, corruption and executive compensation. If the government is materially and consistently overstating growth, then it should be evident on the ground by now because of the compounding effect over such a long period of time. More »

  • Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos'
    Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos' 21 hours ago

    Britain's top court on Thursday ruled that secret letters from Prince Charles to government ministries should be published, in a potential setback for the monarchy seen as a victory for media freedoms. More »

  • Excitement over city status for the ‘Pearl of the Orient’
    Excitement over city status for the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ 21 hours ago

    GEORGE TOWN, March 27 — Penang folk are enthusiastically looking forward to the elevation of George Town to city status next Tuesday as they are expecting greater progress to come their way. ... More »

  • UBP set to buy RBS's Coutts International
    UBP set to buy RBS's Coutts International 22 hours ago

    Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) is set to buy Royal Bank of Scotland's international private banking arm Coutts International, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday. Britain's Financial Times had earlier reported UBP is expected to pay about $600 million (404 million pounds) to $800 million, citing two people familiar with the situation. For Geneva-based UBP, this is its first major deal since it bought Lloyds Banking Group's international private banking arm in May 2013, and is another step in rebuilding its asset base which almost halved through the financial crisis. More »

  • Media Advisory: Minister Leona Aglukkaq Joins Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques … Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    On March 27, 2015, The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, accompanied by Canadian ... More »

  • Embarrassing early appearances by 'The Breakfast Club' cast
    Embarrassing early appearances by 'The Breakfast Club' cast Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The ensemble cast of “The Breakfast Club” will always hold a special place in the detention of our hearts. Starting this weekend, moviegoers can prove that they haven’t forgotten about those lovable ‘80s misfits by checking out the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release, which both celebrates the legacy of the classic film and also cements the fact that we’re all getting old. More »

  • Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III
    Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. More »

  • Richard III, England's "villainous" warrior king, is finally  …
    Richard III, England's "villainous" warrior king, is finally  … Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Michael Holden LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - Richard III, the last English king to die in battle whose remains were found under a car park three years ago, was reburied on Thursday in a ceremony the current queen said was of "great international significance". Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral in central England some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Following the battle, his naked body was thrown on the back of a horse, taken to nearby Leicester and buried in a humble grave. At a sombre ceremony on Thursday, he was reburied with the honour his modern-day supporters say his conqueror in battle Henry Tudor, later Henry VII, denied him. More »

  • The Best Castles in Britain
    The Best Castles in Britain Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Scattered all over the country from north to south, you can find a fascinating castle in almost every region. 1. Windsor Castle, Windsor At 900 years old, Windsor Castle is the largest lived-in castle and oldest official royal residence in the world. Located 20 miles west of London, it’s also the weekend home of Queen Elizabeth II. Explore the state apartments, watch the changing of the guard and see the world-famous Queen Mary’s Dolls House. 3. Leeds Castle, Kent Leeds Castle sits 30 miles from London, was home to Henry VIII and calls itself the ‘loveliest castle in the world’. More »

  • England's Richard III gets burial fit for a king
    England's Richard III gets burial fit for a king Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    England's slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, was finally buried with honour on Thursday, 530 years after his brutal death on the battlefield. More »

  • RBS agrees to sell Coutts International to Swiss bank UBP Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned Swiss private bank, in a transaction that could be announced as early as this week. UBP signed ... More »

  • Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed
    Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain the letters sent to ministers under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, but successive governments have acted to prevent publication for fear of undermining the position of the heir to the throne. Prime Minister David Cameron called the Supreme Court judgement "disappointing" and said the government would now consider how to release the letters. A spokeswoman for Charles at Clarence House, his official London residence, said: "Clarence House is disappointed the principle of privacy has not been upheld." Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral. More »

  • UK court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed
    UK court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain the letters sent to ministers under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, but successive governments have acted to prevent publication for fear of undermining the position of the heir to the throne. Prime Minister David Cameron called the Supreme Court judgment "disappointing" and said the government would now consider how to release the letters. A spokeswoman for Charles at Clarence House, his official London residence, said: "Clarence House is disappointed the principle of privacy has not been upheld." Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Iron Throne Refusal Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Last year, the Queen of England visited the Belfast set of Game of Thrones but passed on the chance to sit on the Iron Throne. Now, the creators of the hit HBO show explain why. More »

  • ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shakeup: Sam Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Marcel Not Returning …
    ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shakeup: Sam Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Marcel Not Returning … Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Sam Taylor-Johnson will not direct “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel “Fifty Shades Darker,” and screenwriter Kelly Marcel is not expected to return either. The shakeups are happening despite the first film making over $500 million for Universal at the worldwide box office. The steamy blockbuster features Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as BDSM enthusiasts Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, and has broken a number of records since its impressive Valentine’s Day weekend debut, when it opened at No. 1 in 54 territories. A $55 million international gross on the film’s first Saturday alone made it the highest-grossing Valentine’s Day release ever, as well as Universal’s highest-grossing day ever. More »

  • England's Richard III, the 'villainous' king, gets ceremonial r …
    England's Richard III, the 'villainous' king, gets ceremonial r … Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Richard III, the last English king to die in battle and the country's most maligned monarch, will be re-buried on Thursday three years after his remains were found under a car park. Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard will be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral in central England some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Following the battle, his naked body was thrown on the back of a horse, taken to Leicester and buried in a humble grave, without the dignity usually bestowed on a king. Despite reigning just 777 days, he still fascinates not just historians but ordinary people across the world, some of whom have travelled to Leicester to witness the ceremony. More »

  • UK Supreme Court to rule on disclosure of Prince Charles letters
    UK Supreme Court to rule on disclosure of Prince Charles letters Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Britain's Supreme Court will rule on Thursday whether "particularly frank" letters sent by Prince Charles to ministers should be published, a step that could leave the heir to the throne vulnerable to accusations of political meddling. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain 27 letters written in 2004-2005 to ministers in then-Prime Minister Tony Blair's government. His letters to ministers, nicknamed "black spider memos" because of his scrawled handwriting, are potentially controversial if they create the perception that he disagreed with the government and attempted to influence policies. More »

  • Cameron taunts election rival in last parliament clash
    Cameron taunts election rival in last parliament clash Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    David Cameron went on the offensive against the opposition in a rowdy House of Commons on Wednesday at his last Prime Minister's Questions session before May's knife-edge election. More »

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Clip Debuts on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ During Maisie …
    ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Clip Debuts on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ During Maisie … Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the hit series, gave fans a sneak peek at Season 5 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday. Williams also revealed how nervous she was when Queen Elizabeth made a visit to the set one day. When her Majesty asked Williams about her character on the show, Williams decided to skip the gory details. “I kind of gave her the toned-down version of my character: Arya from season one rather than the cold-blooded killer that she is now,” Williams said. More »

  • Benedict Cumberbatch has role at Richard III service
    Benedict Cumberbatch has role at Richard III service Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest role is by royal appointment. More »

  • Cumberbatch 'related to Richard'
    Cumberbatch 'related to Richard' Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is a distant relation of King Richard III, scientists believe. More »

  • Kylie, it really was love at first sight Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    We count down a few of our most favourite Kylie moments ahead of her larger-than-life performance expected at this weekend’s Dubai World Cup. No matter how much time passes, some actors will always be associated with their most famous role (we still see Frasier Crane in Kelsey Grammer and Harry Potter in Daniel Radcliffe). More »

  • Introducing another 5 Future 40 winners
    Introducing another 5 Future 40 winners Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Shana is a 27-year-old First Nations woman originally from the White Bear First Nation. After receiving a diploma in Fashion Design from Montreal’s Le Salle College, Nadia Williamson began her career as a costume designer. A member of Saskatchewan’s film board, Nadia worked on productions such as Tideland, Just Friends, Downloading Nancy, Corner Gas, Moccasin Flats, Vampire Dog and Big Muddy. Nadia is passionate about sharing her story and nurturing future business leaders. More »

  • Montreal midday austerity protest leads to more than 30 arrests Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Montreal police arrested three people for assaulting officers, one for wearing a mask and about 30 as "preventive arrests" at a midday anti-austerity protest on Rene-Levesque Boulevard downtown near the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Police say protesters tried to enter an office building. A scuffle broke out after officers arrested a demonstrator for wearing a mask, violating the municipal P-6 bylaw. One officer suffered minor injuries to his jaw. Police then surrounded all the demonstrators, containing them on Réne-Lévesque Boulevard. The street was closed for a time between Peel Street and Robert-Bourassa Street. Police searched demonstrators and loaded them onto a city bus. Police spokesperson Ian Lafrenière said the demonstration was declared illegal and most of the arrests are preventive. Lafrenière says the majority of demonstrators will be released without charge later.   Montreal police arrested three people for assaulting officers, one for wearing a mask and about 30 as "preventive arrests" at a midday anti-austerity protest on Rene-Levesque Boulevard downtown near the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Police say protesters tried to enter an office building. A scuffle broke out after officers arrested a demonstrator for wearing a mask, violating the municipal P-6 bylaw. One officer suffered minor injuries to his jaw. Police then surrounded all the demonstrators, containing them on Réne-Lévesque Boulevard. The street was closed for a time between Peel Street and Robert-Bourassa Street. Police searched demonstrators and loaded them onto a city bus. Police spokesperson Ian Lafrenière said the demonstration was declared illegal and most of the arrests are preventive. Lafrenière says the majority of demonstrators will be released without charge later.   More »

  • Jolie: Movie star, champion in fight against cancer
    Jolie: Movie star, champion in fight against cancer Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie once again became the world's most visible symbol in the battle against cancer, undergoing surgery last week to prevent an aggressive form of the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and aunt. More »

  • George Town a city again
    George Town a city again Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    George Town’s which lost its city status more than 40 years has become a city again after the upgrade of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) to a city council, said Lim Guan Eng. The Penang Chief Minister said the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had consented to the upgrade of the MPPP)to City Council (MBPP) effective January 1 this year. He said the... More »

  • Penang now officially a city
    Penang now officially a city Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    GEORGE TOWN, March 24 ― Penang has been officially declared a city by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. Lim said the island state was effectively a city... More »

  • Russell Crowe Says He Still Can't Get Australian Citizenship Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The New Zealander is the only non-Australian — with the exception of Queen Elizabeth — to have his face on an Australian stamp. More »

  • Barbados planning to replace queen as head of state Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace her with a ceremonial president from the Caribbean island, a former British territory once known as "Little England" for its colonial trappings. More »

  • Ismail Hamdoun of Toronto among medical students in ISIS-controlled Syria Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A Toronto man is believed to be among a group of medical students who travelled to Syria to help out in hospitals in ISIS-controlled areas, according a Turkish politician. Ediboglu also told The Associated Press that the group of students who crossed into Syria from Turkey consists of 11 people of Sudanese origin — seven British citizens, two Sudanese, one American and Hamdoun. More »

  • Watch artist brew amazing 'Star Wars' paintings -- from coffee
    Watch artist brew amazing 'Star Wars' paintings -- from coffee Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Coffee and art are a perfect pairing for Maria Aristidou, an artist who makes incredible "Star Wars" artwork using coffee instead of paint. More »