LONDON Wales cemented their position as genuine World Cup contenders last month when they beat England to top the World Rugby rankings for the first time, capping an impressive run this year that also included a Six Nations Grand Slam.
LONDON George W. Bush was the U.S. President, the Beijing Olympics were months away and Lehman Brothers was still solvent when Warren Gatland unveiled his debut coaching selection for Wales in the 2008 Six Nations against England.
PARIS/LONDON Management of HSBC in France on Thursday denied a media report that it plans to sell underperforming retail banking operations in the country, a union source told Reuters, as it tried to reassure 8,000 local staff.
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LONDON "Have a great day!" was not the way Gavin Rennick expected 'Zlatan', an agent for his bank, Revolut, to end their instant messaging chat about the 46,000 pounds ($56,470) scammers had stolen from his account in just 24 hours.
LONDON Ireland coach Joe Schmidt lambasted his players for missing 34 tackles and looking sluggish in defence after they were thrashed 57-15 by England at Twickenham on Saturday.
LONDON, Aug 24 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt lambasted his players for missing 34 tackles and looking sluggish in defence after they were thrashed 57-15 by England at Twickenham on Saturday.
LONDON Britain's competition watchdog has ordered Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander to appoint auditors to check how they remind customers who have payment protection insurance (PPI), amid a mis-selling scandal over the policies.
LONDON Barclays is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe.
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