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  • Summer shutdowns pull UK car production 20 percent lower in August

    LONDON (Reuters) - British car production fell by more than 20 percent in August because of the timing of holidays and repairs to a major plant but output so far in 2014 remains ahead of last year, an industry body said on Thursday. Car production fell...
  • Britain to join airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq, says Cameron

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain should now join U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and the country's parliament has been recalled to secure approval, Prime Minister David Cameron told the United Nations on Wednesday. "It is...
  • UK's Cameron recalls parliament to sanction air strikes against Islamic State

    LONDON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted Britain to join U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State militant group after the Iraqi government requested London's help and he recalled parliament to secure its...
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • World must tackle corruption to end poverty: UK leader

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders to adopt 10 "simple and inspiring" global goals to end extreme poverty in 15 years, including one that targets bribery and corruption. Every indicator on...
  • UK PM Cameron to apologize to the Queen over 'purring' comment: Sky

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to apologize in person to Queen Elizabeth after he was overheard saying she had "purred" with happiness on hearing that Scots had voted to reject independence, Sky News said on Thursday. Cameron'...
  • Tesco bosses could face UK parliamentary scrutiny over accounting scandal: BBC

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers might want to grill top executives at Tesco about the overstatement of profits that has thrown the world's third-biggest retailer into turmoil, BBC radio reported on Thursday. Adrian Bailey, chairman of the UK...
  • New York mayor hails Britain's Labour leader Miliband as next PM

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio, New York's Democrat mayor, endorsed Britain's harried opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Wednesday, calling him an extraordinary politician on course to win "a great victory" at a national election...
  • GlaxoSmithKline appoints RBS's Hampton as next chairman

    LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline confirmed on Thursday it had chosen Philip Hampton, who currently chairs Royal Bank of Scotland , as its next chairman. Hampton will take the helm at Britain's top pharmaceuticals group at a testing time....
  • Ryder Cup rivalry with U.S. prompts UKIP's Farage to back Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - When it comes to golf, Nigel Farage loves Europe. In a cheeky video appeal ahead of golf's biggest grudge match, the head of Britain's anti-European Union UKIP party implored EU citizens to raise the battle cry for Europe against their...
  • Queen's horse stripped of Ascot second place

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British Horseracing Authority has stripped Queen Elizabeth's racehorse Estimate of second place in this year's Ascot Gold Cup after a disciplinary hearing on Thursday into a positive test for the banned substance morphine. The...