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Britain is looking to sell the Royal Bank of Scotland as quickly as possible, Chancellor George Osborne told the Financial Times. RBS is about 80 percent owned by the British government after it stepped in to bail out the bank with £45.5 billion ($70 billion, 63 billion euros) of public money in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis, the world's biggest bank bailout.
South Korean police said Friday they were investigating any possible links the man behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador to Seoul may have had with North Korea. Kim Ki-Jong, 55, faces possible attempted murder charges after slashing ambassador Mark Lippert with a paring knife in an assault that left the US envoy needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face.