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  • 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...
  • 'Inbetweeners 2′ Scores Biggest U.K. Opening Weekend Box Office in 2014

    LONDON -- British youth comedy "The Inbetweeners 2" has scored the biggest opening weekend box office in the U.K. this year. The film nabbed more than £12.5 million ($21 million). The pic took over £2.7 million ($4.5 million) on its opening day,...
  • British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

    British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation
    Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offense involving an underage boy. They said they were searching a property in Berkshire, southwest of...
  • Militants mass near town north of Baghdad

    Militants mass near town north of Baghdad
    Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 73 miles north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Sunni militants have made a...
  • UK employers expect scant upturn in wages: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - British employers expect wage growth to remain weak, according to a survey of personnel managers on Monday that contrasted with other reports that salaries are set to rise at a faster pace. The report from the Chartered Institute of...
  • UK retailers say sales rose in July, driven by furniture

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales growth rose in July, driven by an upturn in furniture spending and other non-food purchases, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on Tuesday. Total retail spending was 1.3 percent higher in...
  • 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...
  • Cameron balks at probing supply chain in UK anti-slavery bill: Lawmaker

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero had he ensured that a draft law to combat slavery contained provisions to prevent the "evil practice" in corporate supply chains, a senior...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • British police search home of entertainer Cliff Richard

    LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - British police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of the country's best known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offence involving an underage boy. They said they were...
  • M&S patches up 'consumer love affair' for merrier Christmas

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Marks & Spencer is close to having both its food and general merchandise divisions "firing on all cylinders" and expects a better Christmas after poor clothing sales hit last holiday season, according to its food...