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  • For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

    By Ahmed Aboulenein BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain's second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are...
  • British PM Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year....
  • Telecom firms call for change to BT's business broadband 'monopoly'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly. The UK Competitive...
  • Aviva, Friends Life 5.6 billion pound merger plan makes sense: investors

    By Carolyn Cohn and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva's potential 5.6 billion pound ($8.8 billion) purchase of Friends Life reflects a need to consolidate and cut costs in Britain's insurance industry, fund managers said. The two companies said on...
  • Scotland's first pro-independence daily paper to launch next week

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since Scots spurned independence two months ago. The Herald and Times group, part of the...
  • British journalists slam police surveillance in lawsuit

    British freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson had set his camera on a tripod outside London’s upscale Dorchester Hotel to film a protest against a group of delegates from an arms and defense trade show who were dining inside. He wore a red...
  • Concerns about state of global economy have increased: UK's Osborne

    LONDON (Reuters) - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British finance minister George Osborne said on Friday. Osborne said economic performance in the...
  • UK-Spain dispute over Gibraltar threatens European skies reform

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say. EU member states are trying to reach agreement on the Single European Sky scheme, intended...
  • In class obsessed Britain, tweet of 'white van' man hits nerve

    ROCHESTER England (Reuters) - Posting a picture on Twitter of a two-storey house, displaying three English flags of St. George and with a white tradesman's van outside might seem innocuous to a foreign eye. When a British politician appeared to sneer...
  • In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home

    In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home
    My dog and I were crestfallen. In the early-morning chill, the fox lay lifeless on the sidewalk in front of us, her thick, honey-colored fur damp with rain, her golden-brown eyes staring blankly at the road, where she'd presumably been hit by a vehicle....
  • RBS admits to data error in European stress test

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Friday it submitted erroneous data for European bank stress tests in October and had in fact only just scraped through, calling into question whether it can pass a tougher British test. The revised...