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  • EU's Barnier defends bank rescue fund plans

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union must shift more of the cost of a new rescue fund for banks onto the region's biggest lenders, lawmakers told the bloc's financial services chief on Monday. EU leaders have decided to complete a banking union by...
  • Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art

    Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art
    In 1215, Saher de Quincy, the Earl of Manchester, and 24 other barons forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta, which limited the king's powers and protected their interests. Since the 1900s, statues of Quincy and other barons have stood in the...
  • British PM Cameron tries to quell party revolt over new powers for Scotland

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to head off a rebellion in his Conservative party over a promise of new powers for Scotland, highlighting the difficulty of giving Scots what they want after last week's...
  • Islamic State's soft weapon of choice: social media

    Wedged between tweets last week about Britain's economy, kilts and "The Simpsons'" Groundskeeper Willie was a Twitter message in Arabic that included the hashtags "#Scotland" and "#ScotlandDecides." But a link within the tweet's 140 characters wasn't...
  • UK opens first clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) opened in London on Monday as part of a push to eradicate the illegal ritual in the country. The University College Hospital...
  • UK's opposition Labour to tell voters ahead of election: Trust us on economy

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year....
  • UK's opposition Labor to tell voters ahead of election: Trust us on economy

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labor party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year....
  • UK's Cameron shifts tack on constitutional shake-up to mollify Scots

    UK's Cameron shifts tack on constitutional shake-up to mollify Scots
    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Scotland will get more autonomy with no "ifs or buts", Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday, after Scottish leader Alex Salmond accused him and other politicians of tricking Scots out of independence....
  • A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement

    A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement
    On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the "yes" and "no" campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets รข€” the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle now...
  • UK lawmakers to debate air strikes against IS in Iraq: government

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will meet on Friday to debate providing support for the Iraqi government in its fight against Islamic State, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday. The Iraqi government had asked for British air...
  • Wife of British hostage held by Islamic State pleads for his life

    Wife of British hostage held by Islamic State pleads for his life
    Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking medical...