LONDON

London (play /ˈlʌndən/) is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

South Africa's Lonmin Miners End Strike

Lonmin miners who went on strike last month have agreed to a 22 percent pay raise and will return to work this week. But the strike has taken a toll on South Africa's economy, and other mines still face unrest.

Copper Prices Slip But Remain Near 4 1/2-Month High

London copper slipped on Monday, but still retained most of the previous session's steep climb to a 4-1/2 month top as a new round of U.S. monetary stimulus measures and a weak dollar continued to support prices.

Salman Rushdie Urges Publishers To 'Be Braver'

The British author's memoir Joseph Anton, about living for years under a state-sponsored call for his murder, is set to be released Tuesday amid worldwide anger over the Innocence of Muslims film that Iran's Ayatollah Hassan Sanei blames on him.

Apple iPhone 5 Cases: 13 Brilliant Designs That Highlight (And Protect) The Phone's New Features [PICTURES]

Unlike past iPhone launches, where customers could possibly get away with using their old iPhone case on the new model, Apple has endowed the iPhone 5 with a brand-new form factor with a taller and thinner build, a larger 4-inch screen, and several migrated components like the earphone jack and speaker grills. This means that everyone buying the new iPhone 5 will be in the market for new cases to both protect and brand their new purchase. We've scoured the Internet for the coolest iPhone 5 ca...

Kate Middleton's Topless Photos Spark Amazing, Bizarre Sympathy Site 'Nips Out For Kate'

Kate Middleton's topless-photo scandal has caused a huge uproar online, with many U.K. citizens feeling insulted that anyone would publish those kinds of pictures of their possible future queen consort. Showing solidarity with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- and a wee bit more -- the site Nips Out for Kate features pictures of British men bearing their nipples while wearing masks of Kate Middleton and other royals.

Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson Back Together? Taylor Lautner Reportedly Hopes So, Too

New rumors surrounding Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart could be what ?Twilight? fans everywhere have been dreaming of. There have been whispers of the estranged couple getting back together, an event that seems like it could be coming closer to reality. It?d also be a relief for the third wheel in the ?Twilight? franchise, Taylor Lautner who has reportedly been supportive of both Pattinson and K-Stew since the photos of Stewart cheating surfaced earlier this summer.

Stacy Keibler Steps Out Without George Clooney Amid Breakup Rumors

Stacy Keibler looked pretty in pink on Wednesday, when she was spotted stepping out at a Marchesa spring 2013 fashion show at Grand Central Terminal for New York Fashion Week. Despite swirling rumors that the model and former professional WWE wrestler had split from her boyfriend of one year, George Clooney, Keibler looked poised and confident in a velvet baroque one-shouldered dress.

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Man outside burning US Embassy in Libya

Al-Qaeda Group Responsible For Libyan Embassy Attack: Report

rs of the banned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades were behind the assault on the Benghazi embassy on Tuesday, using the pretext of an inflammatory online video depicting the Islamic prophet Mohamed to launch the attack which killed Christopher Stevens, according to sources.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

US Stock Futures Signal Lower Open Ahead Of Fed Decision

The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Thursday as investors maintained a cautious mode ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting in which there is the likelihood of another round of quantitative easing measures to be announced to invigorate the economy.
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