NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

Nov 28, 2014

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship ...

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

Nov 3, 2014

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

English clarinet player Acker Bilk, who beat the Beatles and other British rockers to the top of the U.S. music charts with the instrumental “Stranger on the Shore,” has died at the age of 85. Manager Pamela Sutton said Bilk died Sunday at a ...

Threat of housing bubble tempts Britain to act

Jun 26, 2014

Threat of housing bubble tempts Britain to act

Is Britain’s economy heading for bubble trouble? Concerns are mounting that the country’s housing market is overinflated, with London house prices rising almost 19 percent in the year to April. Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney has described the situation as the greatest risk ...

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Jun 21, 2014

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses’ refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area. Instead, the Ticos mounted another of their numerous raids on Italy’s ...