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  • Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a British government agency that hands out billions of pounds of loans to local authorities has resigned after failing to reveal he was bankrupt, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday. Cameron appointed...
  • Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound donation

    LONDON (Reuters) - A Scottish couple who won the lottery have donated at least 3 million pounds ($5 million) of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain's biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday....
  • British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD

    British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube. The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives....
  • Adriana Lima invites Elton John, Prince Harry to Victoria's Secret show

    The Victoria's Secret Angels are flying across the pond for this year's annual fashion show. Supermodels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel helped make the announcement Tuesday at London's new Bond Street store, hoping the move from New York could maybe...
  • Europe's top banks shed 2 trillion euros as regulatory belt tightens

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's top 30 banks cut assets by 2 trillion euros ($2.76 trillion) last year and are set to cut them again in 2014 as regulatory pressure prompts investment banks to shrink and retail banks sell some of their loans into a rising...
  • British unemployment plunges to five-year low, pay grows

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in the three months to February, reviving speculation the Bank of England will start raising interest rates earlier than it has signaled. Wages also caught up with inflation for the...
  • 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'...
  • BFI Leads U.K. Delegation to Beijing Festival

    HONG KONG - The U.K. will this week lead its first major film trade delegation to China to take part in the Beijing Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday. The trade delegation is organized by the British Film Institute (BFI) BFI in partnership with...
  • Regional Digest: Frozen Classic Next Season

    Frozen Classic Next Season The UConn, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart men's ice hockey teams will compete in the first Frozen Hockey Classic at Webster Bank Arena in Brideport next season. The tournament will be played Dec. 27-28 featuring Quinnipiac, UConn,...