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Feb 15, 2012

2012 Olympics gives Samsung a window on European

LONDON (Reuters) – The view from Samsung’s office in east London spans the 2012 Olympic Park, but the head of sports marketing at the South Korean company could be forgiven for also having an eye on the 2018 Games on home soil.

The winter Olympics that year will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and there is a certain amount of national and corporate pride at stake.

Feb 15, 2012

2012 Olympics give Samsung a window on European market

LONDON (Reuters) – The view from Samsung’s office in east London spans the 2012 Olympic Park, but the head of sports marketing at the South Korean company could be forgiven for also having an eye on the 2018 Games on home soil.

The winter Olympics that year will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and there is a certain amount of national and corporate pride at stake.

Feb 15, 2012

Olympics-2012 gives Samsung a window on European market

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – The view from Samsung’s
office in east London spans the 2012 Olympic Park, but the head
of sports marketing at the South Korean company could be
forgiven for also having an eye on the 2018 Games on home soil.

The winter Olympics that year will be held in Pyeongchang,
South Korea, and there is a certain amount of national and
corporate pride at stake.

Feb 13, 2012
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London Occupy camp at St. Paul’s Cathedral gets a week’s reprieve

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(The London Occupy encampment at St. Paul's Cathedral in London February 13, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett )

Dozens of protesters against economic inequality were effectively told they could remain camped outside London’s landmark St Paul’s Cathedral for another nine days while a judge decides whether to listen to their appeal against eviction. London Occupy, part of an international movement, has been camping outside the landmark cathedral for four months, drawing attention to their argument against corporate greed and bankers’ bonuses.

Feb 9, 2012
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Church of England takes another step towards allowing women bishops

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(Members of the Church of England General Synod attend the opening at Church House in London February 6, 2012 . REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly )

The Church of England has moved closer to the consecration of women bishops  by voting against giving strengthened legal protection to traditionalists who favor an all-male clergy, a decision that could lead more to switch to Rome. The vote on Wednesday was the last chance for the church’s parliament, or synod, to influence the draft legislation in its long legislative process before it heads to the House of Bishops for consideration in May.

Feb 8, 2012

CoE takes step towards allowing women bishops

LONDON (Reuters) – The Church of England moved closer to the consecration of women bishops Wednesday when it voted against giving strengthened legal protection to traditionalists who favor an all-male clergy, a decision that could lead more to switch to Rome.

The vote was the last chance for the church’s parliament, or synod, to influence the draft legislation in its long legislative process before it heads to the House of Bishops for consideration in May.

Feb 8, 2012

Church of England takes step towards allowing women bishops

LONDON (Reuters) – The Church of England moved closer to the consecration of women bishops on Wednesday when it voted against giving strengthened legal protection to traditionalists who favour an all-male clergy, a decision that could lead more to switch to Rome.

The vote was the last chance for the church’s parliament, or synod, to influence the draft legislation in its long legislative process before it heads to the House of Bishops for consideration in May.

Feb 7, 2012

Londoners looking to make money out of homes

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Harriet Howse is one of many
Londoners looking to make a profit out of their property during
this summer’s Olympics, leaving the city and their homes to
strangers to avoid the anticipated mayhem of an overcrowded
capital.

One property website’s survey says an estimated one-in-three
Londoners are considering packing their bags and moving in with
family and friends or heading abroad when 11 million sports
fans, media and corporate clients descend on the capital for the
world’s biggest sporting extravaganza.

Feb 1, 2012
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No redemption for Rio Jesus statue copy proposed for London Olympics

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(Primrose Hill in London,2 May 2009/Umexo Kamata)

It is a symbol of peace around the world, but the statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands high above Rio de Janeiro is causing an unholy rumpus in one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods ahead of this summer’s Olympics.

The Brazilian national tourist board is looking to erect a temporary replica of the 40-metre high art deco statue near the summit of Primrose Hill in north London as part of a package of promotional activities to mark the handover of the Olympic mantle from London 2012 to Rio 2016.

Jan 31, 2012

No redemption for Brazil London Olympic statue idea

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – It is a symbol of peace
around the world, but the statue of Christ the Redeemer which
stands high above Rio de Janeiro is causing an unholy rumpus in
one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods ahead of this
summer’s Olympics.

The Brazilian national tourist board is looking to erect a
temporary replica of the 40-metre high art deco statue near the
summit of Primrose Hill in north London as part of a package of
promotional activities to mark the handover of the Olympic
mantle from London 2012 to Rio 2016.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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