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  • As Osgood Shootout Grows, Community Benefits

    NEW BRITAIN — Roosevelt Lee, an Osgood Shootout fan-turned-Osgood Shootout participant, stepped off the court at New Britain High and walked outside, toward the line for barbecue food. As a trail of smoke from the grill raced past him, Lee was...
  • Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy that crossed border

    MOSCOW Ukrainian forces partly destroyed a Russian military column inside Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko said Friday, but Russia insisted that no military vehicles had entered the neighboring country. "The majority of the vehicles were destroyed...
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • Can U.K. Keep Up With Demand Due to Amped-Up Incentives?

    As Hollywood struggles to keep a leash on runaway production, recent tweaks to already robust U.K. film and TV tax incentives have created a boom in Blighty. "We have an unprecedented amount of inquiries we are dealing with," says Adrian Wootton, chief...
  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria, say witnesses

    Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria, say witnesses
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday. The kidnappings came four...
  • Britain summons Russian ambassador over reports of military incursion into Ukraine

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain summoned Russia's ambassador on Friday to clarify reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine and a build-up of equipment near the border, the Foreign Office said. NATO has accused the Kremlin of escalating the...
  • Fans bid to sleep and dine at 'Downton Abbey' for charity

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" have spent a collective 40,750 pounds ($68,000) for a chance to sleep at the castle, take a butlering lesson on setting the table and have their portrait painted. Auction house...
  • Exclusive: UK nears decision on whether to charge ex-Barclays bankers over Qatar - sources

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's fraud prosecutor could decide as soon as next month whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatari investors in 2008, three sources familiar with the investigation said. In a...
  • UK economy grows at fastest annual pace in over six years in second quarter

    LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain's economy kept up its strong growth in the second quarter of 2014 and its yearly pace of expansion was revised up to 3.2 percent, its best performance in more than six years, official data showed on Friday. Gross domestic...
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • UK cost body backs pricey Gilead hepatitis pill for some patients

    LONDON (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences' expensive new hepatitis C pill has been endorsed for use in certain patients by Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog, after the U.S. firm provided more information. The National Institute for Health and...