Latest Stories Tagged: United Kingdom

Global Politics

Britain engages Hezbollah

The British government has reversed its policy of shunning the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah. This has some observers wondering how the decision will effect US policy. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

London 'car boot' sale

Thrifty folk in England are packing their cars with unwanted stuff and carting it off to flea markets, to sell from their trunks - or boots - as they're called there. Tracey Hobson, organizer of a car boot sale in London, sends this audio postcard.

Business, Finance & Economics

Disgraced British bank chief won't give up pension

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is threatening legal action against the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin, to get back part of a multi-million dollar pension payout he gained despite nearly running the bank into the ground. Goodwin's recently bailed-out bank reported losses of nearly 35 billion dollars -- the largest loss in British corporate history. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest.