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  • North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as 'Despicable Burlesque'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, "Opposite Number," centers on a British nuclear...
  • NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials...
  • Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq. The proposals come days after...
  • Britain to pass new laws to counter homegrown Islamist fighters

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce new laws on Monday to try to stop radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq launching attacks on British soil, after a video purportedly showed a London-accented man beheading a U.S....
  • Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern

    BANGALORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed. Despite euro...
  • Britain 'deplores' Israel decision to claim West Bank land

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel's international reputation. On Sunday, Israel...
  • UK's Osborne taking tougher view on EU membership: report

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister George Osborne's views on the European Union have hardened and he may be more open to the idea of the country leaving the bloc, according to excerpts of a book which were published on Monday. Janan Ganesh,...
  • Polls say Scotland will spurn independence, but are they right?

    LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous - Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum next month and the United Kingdom will endure. But what if, as Scots nationalists believe, the polls are wrong?...
  • EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a...
  • Poll shows Britain's UKIP to win parliamentary seat after lawmaker defection

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will win its first directly elected parliamentary seat after the defection of a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party last week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed....
  • Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The...