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  • Bank of England's Carney says euro zone weakness will not dictate policy

    LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone weakness will be only one factor that helps to determine when the Bank of England raises interest rates, Governor Mark Carney said in media interviews broadcast on Monday. Carney told U.S. news channel CNN that weakness in...
  • Gas exports may foil British Columbia carbon goals

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia Each time motorists in this province fill up their tanks, they pay a carbon tax of about 25 cents per gallon. The tax which hits most of the oil, coal and gas consumed in British Columbia is a key component in one of the...
  • UK PM Cameron to abstain in symbolic vote on Palestine status

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will not take part in a parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognise Palestine as a state, his spokesman said on Monday ahead of a debate designed to raise the political profile of...
  • Khamenei blames United States, 'wicked' Britain, for creating Islamic State

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. The sharp remarks...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • MIPCOM: BBC Expands Drama Sales in SE Asia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- British drama titles from the British Broadcasting Corporation are doing increasingly well in South East Asia, a market which has previously concentrated its acquisitions on natural history content. On the first...
  • U.S.-based Steris to buy UK's Synergy Health, tax savings eyed

    (Reuters) - U.S. medical technology company Steris Corp offered to buy British sterilisation services provider Synergy Health Plc for about $1.9 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would shift its domicile to the UK and cut its tax bill. Steris said...
  • European bank mergers still face hurdles post-stress tests

    PARIS (Reuters) - Health checks on Europe's banks may reveal takeover targets, but because protectionist regulation across the region has yet to be addressed, any post-"stress test" tie-ups are likely to be along national lines and could make a splintered...
  • Britain's ring-fence a new hurdle for bank directors

    LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain's major lenders may find it hard to hire dozens of directors that are required as part of a radical reshape of the industry aimed at protecting it from future investment bank crashes. Britain wants banks such as HSBC,...
  • Britain's anti-EU UKIP demands early 'Brexit' vote as poll shows support surging

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party said on Sunday it would use its growing success to try to secure an early referendum on leaving the European Union, after its support hit a record high of 25 percent in an opinion poll. The poll,...
  • Britain to hunt for King Harold's body to test theory about his death

    LONDON (Reuters) - King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, has long been thought to have been killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But British archaeologists are to test a theory he survived on the anniversary of the famous battle...