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  • Britain begins review to speed access to new drugs

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British...
  • UK men planned to behead member of the public, terrorism trial hears

    LONDON (Reuters) - Three men appeared in court on Thursday charged with terrorism offences relating to an alleged plot to carry out a beheading in Britain. The men were arrested in London and High Wycombe, west of the British capital, two weeks ago....
  • Ukraine bans Dutch, German, British poultry imports due to bird flu

    Ukraine bans Dutch, German, British poultry imports due to bird flu
    Ukraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in those countries, its veterinary inspectorate said on Wednesday. "The ban ... will be valid until the international...
  • RBS set to be fined by UK regulator for 2012 system crash

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to be fined by Britain's financial regulator on Thursday for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, according to industry sources. The penalty...
  • Film Review: 'Paddington'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "No bears were harmed in the making of this film," boast the closing credits of "Paddington" -- and happily, that promise extends to Michael Bond's ursine literary creation. Fifty-six years after first appearing in print, the...
  • Bank of England policymakers vote 7-2 to hold rates, with a 'material spread' of views

    LONDON, (Reuters) - Two Bank of England policymakers voted again for an increase in interest rates this month, and there was a "material spread of views" among the seven who opted to keep rates on hold. Wednesday's minutes of the Monetary Policy...
  • Amazon delivers blow to UK Royal Mail growth prospects

    LONDON (Reuters) - Online retail giant Amazon's own delivery service will more than halve the growth potential for Royal Mail's parcels business, the former state-owned British company said on Wednesday, sending its shares lower. Parcels make up half...
  • Hackers to probe cyber crime defenses at British banks

    LONDON (Reuters) - In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defenses of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome. Banks are on red alert after cyber criminals...
  • Up to UK court to make Britain comply with NO2 limits: EU court

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union's highest court ruled on Wednesday that Britain's courts have the authority to order the British government to comply with EU nitrogen dioxide limits as soon as possible, speeding up action to tackle the air...
  • G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

    G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine
    Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President...
  • Italy's Renzi says Britain leaving EU would be a 'disaster'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain leaving the European Union would be a "disaster" for both it and the 28-nation bloc, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the...