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  • GSK says Ebola vaccine development progressing at 'unprecedented rate'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Saturday work to develop a vaccine to combat Ebola, which has killed thousands in West Africa, was moving at a rapid pace. "Development of the vaccine candidate is progressing at...
  • Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook

    Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook
    This year, Courant carriers – paperboys and girls -- shared their memories with us on Facebook, in email, in typewritten and handwritten letters. We thought we'd share them with you – they made us laugh, smile and even cry. John Chilicki,...
  • LME takes battle to Washington after London warehouses win

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh from a court win in Britain, the London Metal Exchange now faces one of its biggest hurdles yet in its years-long crisis over its warehousing policy that consumers say has inflated prices: convincing U.S. lawmakers its reforms...
  • Old Mutual's wealth arm buys UK's Quilter Cheviot

    LONDON (Reuters) - Financial services group Old Mutual's wealth arm said on Friday it would buy money manager Quilter Cheviot from European private equity house Bridgepoint, strengthening its focus on richer customers. The 585 million pound ($941...
  • Review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

    In the Department of Strange Bedfellows, none were stranger than the middle-aged Welsh coal miners and the young London gay activists of Maggie Thatcher's day. Some 2 million British manufacturing jobs had already been lost under her watch when, in March...
  • Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library

    Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library
    It's hard not to admire their inventiveness, their refusal to be cowed by the stubborn and unyielding truth, their bravado and their nerve. The dozens of charlatans, schemers and impostors on display in "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," an entertaining new...
  • Russia and Ukraine reach tentative gas deal in tough Milan talks

    Russia and Ukraine reach tentative gas deal in tough Milan talks
    MILAN (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a dispute over gas supplies in time for winter, but European leaders said Moscow still had to do much more to prop up a fragile ceasefire and end fighting in eastern Ukraine....
  • Britain warns of 'exceptionally high' level of anti-terrorism activity

    LONDON (Reuters) - British police are carrying out security investigations at an "exceptionally high" pace not seen in years to disrupt potentially deadly plots directed from abroad, notably Syria, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on...
  • Labour plan greater say for soccer fans via takeover rule shake-up

    LONDON (Reuters) - New buyers of English and Welsh soccer clubs may be forced to sell up to 10 percent of their stakes to fans of the club under plans put forward on Friday by Britain's opposition Labour party to shake up club ownership and governance...
  • China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.     The broadcaster said that the...
  • PM Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, a former British colony, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese restrictions on how the island chooses its next...