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More than 1B people face displacement by 2050

LONDON — Rapid population growth, lack of access to food and water and increased exposure to natural disasters mean more than 1 billion people face being displaced by 2050, according to a new analysis of global ecological threats.

London phone boxes serve up coffee after lockdown

LONDON — Two of London’s famous red telephone boxes have been reborn as a coffee stall, and the owners say the lack of inside space that was a drawback when they opened a week before lockdown could now be an asset in a socially distanced capital.

Monetary stimulus may disappoint marts

LONDON — Combined stimulus from the world’s biggest central banks is likely to top $1.2 trillion this year, the highest amount since 2017, but it may well disappoint stock markets, which have surfed to successive record highs on the back of this tide of super-easy money.

Facing Brexit unknowns, UK financial sector pays near $100 billion in...

LONDON — Britain’s financial industry paid a record near $100 billion in taxes in the year to March, reaffirming its central role in funding the state at a time when its future prospects have been clouded by Brexit.

London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

LONDON — From the pinnacle of the City of London’s largest skyscraper, Stuart Lipton is wagering a $1.2-billion bet that the British capital remains a master of the international financial universe no matter what happens with Brexit.

Lloyd’s of London to go digital to compete with low-cost rivals

LONDON — The Lloyd’s of London Ltd. insurance market is planning to launch two electronic exchanges next year as part of a three-year overhaul, it said on Monday, as it seeks to fend off competition from low-cost rivals.

Tracey Emin delivers an ‘emotional timebomb’ in London exhibition

LONDON — British artist Tracey Emin is unleashing an “emotional timebomb” at her latest exhibition, homing in on what is important to her as she faces what she calls the third stage of her life.

Desserts King of El Bulli goes to London

ALBERT ADRIÀ is an unlikely champion of healthy eating.

Here are the world’s Top 50 Bars — and the best...

FANCY A few cocktails at the world’s best bar? Better be quick: It’s preparing to close.

Skyrocketing London rents attract overseas landlords to housing market

THE U.K.’s struggle to secure a favorable Brexit deal may be giving Prime Minister Theresa May a headache, but it’s making London’s battered buy-to-let market attractive overseas again.

Suspected terror attack injures pedestrians outside UK parliament

London -- A car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday, injuring a "number of pedestrians"...

Emerging market portfolio outflows pick up in June

LONDON — Outflows of foreign investor money from emerging economies accelerated in June as markets were buffeted by trade tensions, higher borrowing costs and other headwinds, according to data from Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London’s Hyde Park

LONDON — A 20-meter high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white, and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London’s Hyde Park.

A novel approach comes to restaurant pricing

LONDON — Like eating out on Mondays? You are in luck. One of London’s leading restaurants last week started pioneering a new pricing model based...

Short on stars, London aims to stay in fashion with youth

LONDON -- Grappling with the digital revolution upsetting all corners of the industry, Men’s Fashion Week kicked off in London on Saturday with fewer...

London museum to honor fashion giant Azzedine Alaia with 2018 show

LONDON -- French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honored by London’s Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on...

Winnie-the-Pooh to bear all in London show

LONDON — Paddington Bear may have captivated cinema audiences this year, but another ursine star, Winnie-the-Pooh, will get his own show at London’s historic...

Banksy honors Basquiat with new London murals

LONDON – Two new murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London in tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat ahead of a new exhibition...

Property prices in major cities worldwide hit record highs

SINGAPORE — Prices of office, retail and industrial properties in most global cities have reached records since the global financial crisis, with values in...

London Fashion Week opens with boost from big brands

LONDON -- London Fashion Week opened on Friday with the arrival of two heavyweights on the catwalk, Emporio Armani and Tommy Hilfiger, to challenge...

Police arrest 2nd man after Buckingham sword attack

LONDON -- Police investigating Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, a statement said. “The man was arrested...

Art, or just a bunch of, er, balloons?

LONDON – Art is well known for its power to move people, but a new installation in London can move itself – it comprises...

London’s Grosvenor House hotel sold to Ashkenazy

SEATTLE -- Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., the US real estate investor that recently bought a stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel, said that it acquired...

London’s V&A Museum goes underground for new gallery

LONDON -- London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has built a vast, underground exhibition space as part of a £55-million ($70 million) refurbishment. The three-year project...

‘Brexit’ sends tourists flocking to London to ‘Buy, Buy, Buy’

By Andrew Roberts, Monami Yui and Sam Chambers BY VOTING to leave the European Union (EU), Britons have delivered a potential windfall to tourists eager to...

Ian McKellen to host London bus tours for Shakespeare film season

LONDON — Having tackled Shakespeare’s works on stage and screen, actor Ian McKellen will host bus tours of locations used in his movie adaptation...