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  • Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the...
  • McIlroy extends lead to 6 shots in British Open

    McIlroy extends lead to 6 shots in British Open
    HOYLAKE, England -- British Open leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before slamming it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake on Saturday. The Northern...
  • Britain says Russia to blame over air disaster if rebels found responsible

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday that if it were proven that Ukrainian separatists were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers, Russia would be to blame for having destabilized the country....
  • 'Europe's got talent', or how not to fill top EU jobs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If "Europe's Got Talent" were a television show, it would have been taken off the screen years ago as a slow-motion contest rigged to reward mediocrity. Few things make the European Union look less attractive to its citizens and...
  • Is Germany still the champion?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. Investors saw dark clouds building on Friday after a...
  • Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
    After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner....
  • How to save both elephants and the ivory trade

    Because of British currency restrictions enacted just before World War II, my father had to come up with an innovative way of getting his cash out of England when, fearing a German invasion, we immigrated to the United States. He settled on silver. Before...
  • Asking prices for UK homes fall for first time in 2014: Rightmove

    LONDON (Reuters) - Asking prices for houses in Britain have fallen for the first time this year although they are likely to pick up more speed before the end of 2014, property website Rightmove said on Monday. Prices of property coming onto the market...
  • Britain to detail pensions overhaul with tax, annuity reforms

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday publish new rules for the pensions industry giving retirees greater access to their savings and free financial advice, fleshing out reforms announced earlier this year that shook the share value of British...
  • UK first-time home-buyers reach highest level since 2007

    LONDON (Reuters) - The number of first-time homebuyers in Britain hit its highest level since the start of the financial crisis in the first half of 2014, helped by the recovering economy and policies such as Help to Buy, a survey showed on Saturday....
  • Heathrow to cancel flights as Britain braces for more storms

    LONDON (Reuters) - Heathrow Airport has told airlines to cancel one in five flights during a two-hour period later on Saturday afternoon, as Britain faces further heavy storms and lightning that have hit many parts of the country in the last 24 hours....