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  • Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening

    Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening
    Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
  • At Britain's door, migrants defy French border crackdown

    CALAIS France (Reuters) - It took Eritrean migrant Adhanom Ghabrai two years and several brushes with death to reach northern France from his east African home. Now 35 km from his destination, he says no border controls can stop him from reaching Britain....
  • Britain to send machine guns and ammunition to Iraqi army, Kurds

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it would send machine guns and ammunition to Iraq to help the new government in its battle against Islamic State militants, the first weapons it has supplied since the conflict that flared in June. British Prime...
  • Scottish flag to fly above UK PM's office ahead of independence vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - The blue and white Scottish flag will be flown above British Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office in the run-up to next week's referendum on independence, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Britain's main political...
  • Bank of England's Carney says spring rate hike possible

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England may start to raise interest rates next spring if the labor market continues to recover from the financial crisis, Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday. Carney said forecasts made by the Bank last month showed that...
  • U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...
  • Scotland's independent streak

    Scotland's independent streak
    My fondest memories of travels in Scotland are in the pubs with folk bands stomping the paint off the floor as locals came together with the same twinkles in their eyes. This is an example of a time when I really feel I'm in Scotland instead of Britain....
  • Liberty Global has no plans to increase ITV stake

    LONDON (Reuters) - Liberty Global has no plans to increase its stake in British broadcaster ITV, its chief strategy officer James Ryan said, after the firm took a 6.4 percent stake earlier this year as part of its European expansion. Speaking at the...
  • Two Americans make the Man Booker Prize shortlist

    Two Americans make the Man Booker Prize shortlist
    American novelists Josh Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. 2014 marks the first year that Americans have been eligible for the $85,000 award. The full list: Joshua Ferris (U.S.), "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"...
  • UK watchdog says banks struggle to clean up forex market

    LONDON (Reuters) - Banks are struggling to stamp out activity at the root of alleged manipulation in foreign exchange markets, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The FCA and U....
  • Olympics: IOC to respect Scotland vote, athletes protected - Bach

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes' interests would be "safeguarded" ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the...