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  • Britain summons Thai envoy over backpacker murders

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has summoned the Thai charge d'affaires in London to raise concerns over the police investigation into the murder of two British backpackers in Thailand, the Foreign Office said on Monday. Hannah Witheridge and David Miller...
  • 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...
  • Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, donors pledge $5 billion for Palestinians

    CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors was possible. But prospects for a renewed peace...
  • REVIEW-Glass's operatic "The Trial" brings Kafka up to date

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - American minimalist composer Philip Glass's new opera "The Trial", based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with a waltz that is really the start of a "dance of death" for the main character, Josef K. The latest...
  • 'Great Britain' taps phone-hacking laughs, but not for all

    LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign visitors to London's West End may benefit from a little background reading if they have tickets for "Great Britain". A ruthless, scatological and no-holds barred look at the British phone-hacking scandal and at media ethics...
  • Glass's operatic 'The Trial' brings Kafka up to date

    LONDON (Reuters) - American minimalist composer Philip Glass's new opera "The Trial", based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with a waltz that is really the start of a "dance of death" for the main character, Josef K. The latest of the prolific Glass's...
  • London mayor says UK spies monitoring thousands of terrorism suspects

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's security services are monitoring thousands of terrorism suspects in London and are involved in operations on a daily basis, the capital's mayor Boris Johnson said in an interview published on Saturday. "In London we're very,...
  • UK construction output slumps in August, lower imports help trade gap

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction fell sharply in August, adding to signs of a slowdown in other areas of the economy, official figures showed on Friday. Separate figures showed Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in August as imports fell...