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  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest since July 2013 in September

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year last month, as evidence mounts that a big rebound in housing market activity over the past year has come off the boil. The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for...
  • UK charities group launches appeal for Ebola, first for a disease

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak in west Africa on Wednesday, the first time the charities group has sought to raise money in response to a disease. The outbreak...
  • In blow to PM Cameron, lawmakers criticize UK's immigration 'mess'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's border and immigration system is a "mess", lawmakers said on Wednesday in a report which will increase pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron's government to take a tougher line on migrants ahead of next year's national...
  • Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state's emir. Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim...
  • UK's Cameron rejects Scottish proposal on EU referendum

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • British PM Cameron's bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's hopes of enshrining into law his promise of a referendum on European Union membership have collapsed after lawmakers said late on Tuesday that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked...
  • Rules apply to all, Germany says on Britain's row over EU bill

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Wednesday said that each EU member state should accept its bill from the EU Commission, signaling unease over Britain's reluctance to pay an additional 2.1 billion euros to Brussels. The German government's...
  • Canada's plan to defang would-be jihadists at home

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian law enforcement officials plan to use counseling to help stop would-be jihadists and could even help them find jobs - an effort that has added urgency after Muslim converts killed two soldiers in separate attacks in Canada last...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years

    Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years
    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a London hospital aged 77. Scott, a Cambridge-educated economist born in Zambia to Scottish...