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  • HSBC chairman warns Scottish independence could trigger capital flight: Telegraph

    (Reuters) - Uncertainty over Scotland's currency arrangements could prompt capital flight from the country, leaving its financial system in a "parlous state," Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc, wrote in a column on Thursday in the Telegraph...
  • Exclusive: France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's rain-hit wheat crop has delivered the first shock of the 2014/15 season: the EU's top grower and exporter is buying Lithuanian and British milling wheat to mix with its unusually poor-grade crop to meet contracts signed before...
  • Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...
  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century....
  • British Muslims urge cooperation in Foley murder hunt

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest...
  • British IT outsourcing company Quindell considers U.S. listing

    Quindell Plc, a British IT outsourcing and consultancy company whose stock has been hammered following allegations by a short-seller, said it is exploring a U.S. stock listing and will not immediately re-apply for a premium listing in London. Quindell'...
  • UK retail sales growth falls to eight-month low, public finances weak

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales grew in July at the slowest annual rate since November of last year, while the government failed to make much of an inroad into public borrowing, data showed on Thursday. The figures add to signs that Britain's...
  • PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S....
  • Enzian Theater screens 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

     Enzian Theater screens 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
    WHAT: The 2012 filmed version of London play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is back in theaters for one performance only. Britain's National Theatre Live records plays and makes the films available for audiences too far away to see...
  • Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke

    Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke
    The next big British luxury import could be jewelry brand Astley Clarke. Cara and Poppy Delevingne were spotted wearing Astley Clarke’s grown-up friendship bracelets at Coachella, while Cameron Diaz has been wearing the retro-inspired Astley...
  • Bank of England splits over rate hike for first time in three years

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate hike. Former academic Martin Weale and...