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RBS in talks with regulators to appoint McEwan as new CEO: FT

(Reuters) - RBS <RBS.L> is in late-stage talks with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint Ross McEwan as its new chief executive, replacing Stephen Hester who stepped down last month, the Financial Times reported. Full story

Saudi prince loses UK court battle over jet deal

A prominent Saudi prince has lost a case in Britain over the handling the sale of a jet to the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Full story

Britain says open to talks with Iran on a 'step-by-step' basis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday he was willing to meet his Iranian counterpart to discuss the two countries' frosty relationship, following the election of a new president in Iran. Full story

Drunken Brits get safety warning

   Despite a video that shows amusing clips of drunken passengers falling over on Britain’s railways, officials are trying to highlight a serious problem. NBC’s Duncan Golestani has more.

Ancient 'Hall of the Dead' Unearthed in England

Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England. Full story

Schneider Electric agrees $5.2 billion takeover of Invensys

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Schneider Electric <SCHN.PA> is to buy British engineer Invensys <ISYS.L> for an agreed 3.4 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) to strengthen its high-margin industrial automation business and win more custom in the fast-growing energy sector. Full story

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When Duchess Kate and her husband Prince William stepped out with their baby, many women spotted something other than the new prince. Duchess Kate, who proudly showed her post-baby bump, has created an international sensation, as well as anger toward a British celebrity magazine, which printed a sto

  It’s Phil Mickelson vs. Matt Lauer…at ping pong

Golfer Phil Mickelson talks about coming back from behind to win the British Open, saying he “had to change a lot of his game.” He takes on TODAY’s Matt Lauer in a game of ping pong.

  Daniel Silva discusses his new thriller novel

Chuck Todd sits down with author Daniel Silva to talk about his most recent book, “The English Girl,” is inspired, in part, by the story of Anna Chapman and other Russian spies living in the U.S.

  New book celebrates Beatles’ rise to fame

Fifty years after the release of the Beatles’ first album, Larry Kane, who was a 22-year-old broadcast journalist assigned to travel on the iconic band’s first American tour, is documenting that trip of a lifetime in his new book, “When They Were Boys.”

  Can you the UK create more high-wage jobs?

Shadow Chancellor in the U.K., Ed Balls, joins Morning Joe to discuss teaming up with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in a plan to help create more "high-wage" jobs in Britain.

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