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  • Oil price fall puts squeeze on North Sea energy minnows

    Plunging oil prices have increased the strain on the many small energy firms operating in the North Sea who were already facing diminishing returns from an area that once helped power the British economy. With fields more mature and oil harder to find,...
  • 'The Omen,' 'The Krays' Actress Billie Whitelaw Dies at 82

    LONDON -- British actress Billie Whitelaw died Sunday in a nursing home in London at the age of 82, the BBC reported Monday. She was best known for her role as Mrs. Baylock, the guardian of the demonic Damien in "The Omen." Whitelaw appeared in more than...
  • Gay British musician Elton John marries partner under new law

    British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year. John, one of Britain's most prominent musicians and gay...
  • UK firms expect to offer a bit more pay in 2015: CBI

    British companies plan to cautiously relax their grip on pay in 2015, but rises will be limited by higher costs for holiday pay and workplace pensions, as well as weak productivity growth, the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday. Forty-three...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal

    Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex scandal trial that rocked Britain's government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a statement from her London publicist, the Hackford...
  • UK public finances improve in November, helped by forex fines

    Britain's public finances improved in November helped by fines paid by banks for a foreign exchange scandal, giving some respite to finance minister George Osborne as he tries to show voters he can keep on bringing down the deficit. Separately, retailers...
  • Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era

    Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era
    This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored. In the end, the deal survived only after...
  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

    Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the center of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday. Rice-Davies lived with Christine...
  • Britain could allow women in army close combat role from 2016

    Britain might allow women to fight in close combat roles for the first time from 2016, the defense secretary said on Friday, in a move that would bring the British army into line with some other Western forces. Britain's army currently allows women to...
  • UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

    British finance minister George Osborne was criticized by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials. In...