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  • Heathrow to cancel flights as Britain braces for more storms

    LONDON (Reuters) - Heathrow Airport has told airlines to cancel one in five flights during a two-hour period later on Saturday afternoon, as Britain faces further heavy storms and lightning that have hit many parts of the country in the last 24 hours....
  • U.S. drugmaker AbbVie finally wins Dublin's Shire with $55 billion deal

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc bought Dublin-based Shire Plc on Friday in a 32 billion pound ($54.7 billion) deal that will allow it to slash its tax bill by relocating to Britain. The London-listed company, which makes expensive...
  • Britain, Netherlands say EU will need to reconsider approach to Russia due to plane disaster

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the Netherlands agreed on Saturday that the European Union will have to re-evaluate its approach to Russia due to evidence that Ukrainian separatists downed a Malaysian aircraft. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and...
  • Tom Watson shoots 73 again, makes British Open cut

    Tom Watson always has been a favorite among fans at the British Open, and it showed again Friday. Watson, a five-time Open champion, got a huge ovation as he walked toward the 18th green as he concluded his second round at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake,...
  • France tells UK look to London oligarchs before damning Mistral

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister hit back at Britain on Tuesday, telling Prime Minister David Cameron he should do something about UK-based Russian oligarchs before questioning France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Moscow....
  • UK council rejects Celtique Energie's fracking proposal

    LONDON (Reuters) - A plan by London-based oil and gas exploration firm Celtique Energie to drill for shale gas in southern England failed to win county government approval on Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks to Britain's fledgling shale...
  • MH17 black boxes will go to UK for analysis, says Malaysian minister

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Black boxes from the Malaysian jetliner downed over eastern Ukraine will be sent to a lab in the United Kingdom, said Malaysia's deputy transport minister on Tuesday. "The procedure is to have the black boxes sent to the...
  • Britain does U-turn on ex-KGB agent Litvinenko murder inquiry

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced on Tuesday it would hold a public inquiry into the death of a former Russian spy who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder, but denied the decision was linked to the Ukraine crisis. A year...
  • RBS 'wilfully obtuse' in turnaround unit evidence: UK lawmaker

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland was "wilfully obtuse" when giving evidence to lawmakers examining whether its corporate turnaround division had been used to make money out of small businesses, the chairman of a British parliamentary committee...
  • Britain plans new laws to prevent female genital mutilation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday. The government, hosting a one-day...
  • Britain said to seek EU defense export ban on Russia: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will push the European Union to accelerate existing sanctions against Russia and ban the export of defense equipment to the country, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The news service, citing an unidentified...