U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbian spouses in the same manner as heterosexual couples. Kerry made the announcement at the U.S. Embassy in London. "When same-sex couples apply for a visa, the Department of State will consider that application in the same manner that it considers the application of opposite sex spouses."
The Prudential Regulation Authority has published a consultation paper for UK lenders on the rule changes required to implement the European Union's capital requirements directive, Brussels' interpretation of the Basel III global capital reforms.
In a curious case of "Who knew she was a mega fan?" British government officials are seeking to prevent Kelly Clarkson from taking home a rare Jane Austen ring she won at auction for a cool $228 thousand in the hopes that a local buyer will snap it up instead and keep the historical objet d'art on British soil.