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  • Swiss bank UBS warns of penalties as forex settlement talks begin

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's largest bank UBS warned it faced new fines after confirming it was holding talks to settle allegations it was involved in rigging foreign exchange rates. Authorities from around the world are investigating allegations...
  • Lloyds Bank dismisses 8 staff after rate rigging probe

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group said on Monday it had dismissed eight staff following an investigation into the submission of benchmark interest rates after it was fined in July by American and British regulators. Lloyds, which is 25 percent...
  • Bangladesh arrests Briton for suspected Islamic State recruitment

    DHAKA (Reuters) - A 24-year-old British citizen has been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of recruiting people to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, police said on Monday. Samiun Rahman, a resident of London, arrived in...
  • Central Connecticut Literacy Tutors Wanted

    Central Connecticut Literacy Tutors Wanted
    NEW BRITAIN - Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut seeks volunteer tutors from the city, Bristol and adjoining towns to work with adult students whose first language isn't English. The training will be on English literacy skills once a week for...
  • British official tweets himself into shame with explicit photos

    British official tweets himself into shame with explicit photos
    The adage that those who fail to study history are destined to repeat it apparently hasn't reached the Twittersphere. British Cabinet minister Brooks Newmark tendered his resignation over the weekend after learning that the Sunday Mirror tabloid was...
  • U.S. pleased with British vote to join fight against Islamic State: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "pleased" that Britain's parliament voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, a White House spokesman on Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the British vote showed...
  • Britain debates joining U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    LONDON/BEIRUT (dpa) British lawmakers on Friday began debating whether to join a United States-led air campaign against the Islamic State extremist group. Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament the military action being conducted by a coalition...
  • British PM Cameron urges parliament to back 'years' of air strikes against IS in Iraq

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged parliament on Friday to vote to approve "years" of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group was guilty of "staggering" brutality and posed a direct threat to...
  • Spain and Morocco arrest militants 'linked to Islamic State'

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a militant cell linked to Islamic State, including the leader of the cell, Spain's Interior Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said the nine belonged to...
  • French, U.S. planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

    NEW YORK/BEIRUT (Reuters) - French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday, and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join. The...
  • 'Plastic' breezy, lightweight entertainment

    The British thriller "Plastic" is supposedly based on a true story though with the number of coincidences, contrivances and conveniences, that's a little tough to swallow. No matter the attractive cast, the London and Miami settings, and director/co-...