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  • UK says Iraqi murder allegations against its troops a conspiracy

    LONDON (Reuters) - Allegations British troops unlawfully killed up to 20 Iraqi men at an army camp in 2004 were part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the British government told a public inquiry into the deaths on Wednesday. The...
  • History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...
  • Whisky makers fear loss of global network under Scottish independence

    Whisky makers fear loss of global network under Scottish independence
    Scotland's lucrative whisky industry flagged its concerns over Scottish independence for the first time on Friday, saying its access to a global network for promotion and sales was vital after reporting flat exports last year. Figures released by the...
  • Live like a royal foodie

    Live like a royal foodie
    Sink your teeth into a rich chocolate truffle at a tiny shop in Piccadilly and you begin to understand why the royal coat of arms appears on each box. These chocolates are of such high quality that Queen Elizabeth II herself indulges in them, perhaps...
  • Independence `opportunity of a lifetime,' says Scottish leader

    ABERDEEN, Scotland The referendum on Scottish independence planned for September is "the opportunity of a lifetime," Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond said Friday at the party's last conference before the vote. The poll would give Scots the...
  • Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

    LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country's rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday. Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics...
  • More Britons move banks as new rules speed up process

    LONDON (Reuters) - New rules making it easier for Britons to switch banks resulted in a 14 percent increase in the number of customers moving accounts in the six months since they were introduced, the Payments Council said on Friday. The new rules,...
  • Osborne touts UK recovery on return to skeptical IMF

    LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne held up Britain's recent strong pace of economic growth as vindication of his austerity program that came under fire from the International Monetary Fund last year. Osborne, who is attending the IMF's...
  • Scottish independence would delay UK return to triple-A status: Fitch

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom would need longer to recover the triple-A debt rating it lost last year if Scotland votes for independence in September, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Fitch said London's promise to honor all existing United...
  • British house prices boom, Bank of England holds fire

    LONDON (Reuters) - House prices and sales took off again in Britain last month, reflecting the economy's surprisingly fast recovery, but the Bank of England stuck to its course and left interest rates unchanged at record lows. A closely watched survey...
  • UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in over four years in March, easing pressure on living standards and raising the prospect that prices may now be rising by less than wages for the first time in years. The sharp decline in Britons'...