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Britain
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  • Election, EU uncertainty to add risk to British markets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Investors in British assets may be headed for a year of uncertainty as the developed world's second fastest growing economy faces something more usually associated with emerging markets: political risk. The outcome of a national...
  • 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...
  • Britain to investigate Premier League soccer rights auction

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is investigating whether the way Premier League soccer match rights are sold is anti-competitive, alarmed by the runaway costs broadcasters have to pay to show the top games in the country's national sport. Media regulator...
  • 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...
  • Britain to investigate Premier League rights auction

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is investigating whether the way Premier League football match rights are sold is anti-competitive, alarmed by the runaway costs broadcasters have to pay to show the top games in the country's national sport. Media regulator...
  • 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...