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  • For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

    By Ahmed Aboulenein BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain's second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are...
  • British PM Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year....
  • Telecom firms call for change to BT's business broadband 'monopoly'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly. The UK Competitive...
  • Aviva, Friends Life 5.6 billion pound merger plan makes sense: investors

    By Carolyn Cohn and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva's potential 5.6 billion pound ($8.8 billion) purchase of Friends Life reflects a need to consolidate and cut costs in Britain's insurance industry, fund managers said. The two companies said on...
  • Scotland's first pro-independence daily paper to launch next week

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since Scots spurned independence two months ago. The Herald and Times group, part of the...
  • British journalists slam police surveillance in lawsuit

    British freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson had set his camera on a tripod outside London’s upscale Dorchester Hotel to film a protest against a group of delegates from an arms and defense trade show who were dining inside. He wore a red...
  • Concerns about state of global economy have increased: UK's Osborne

    LONDON (Reuters) - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British finance minister George Osborne said on Friday. Osborne said economic performance in the...
  • In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home

    In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home
    My dog and I were crestfallen. In the early-morning chill, the fox lay lifeless on the sidewalk in front of us, her thick, honey-colored fur damp with rain, her golden-brown eyes staring blankly at the road, where she'd presumably been hit by a vehicle....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • British inflation edges up in October from five-year low

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation edged up in October from a five-year low but prices are expected to weaken again soon, underscoring why the Bank of England is signaling it won't start to raise interest rates until well into next year. Consumer...