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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...
  • Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases

    Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for U.S. prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda, court...
  • North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair

    North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair
    North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation". A hair salon in west London...
  • Starbucks to move European base to London, pay more UK tax

    LONDON (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday. The shift by the world's largest coffee chain comes after its low tax...
  • UK PM's former media chief tells court he heard hacked messages

    LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Coulson, the former media chief to British Prime Minister David Cameron, told a London court on Wednesday he had listened to a recording of hacked voicemail messages left by the then interior minister in 2004. Coulson, who was...
  • 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...
  • Pope, Queen Elizabeth trade gifts at brief Vatican meeting

    VATICAN CITY Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Francis had an informal meeting at the Vatican on Thursday during the British monarch's one-day visit to Rome, which also included talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The queen was accompanied by...
  • UK service sector expands steadily in March, points to strong first-quarter growth: Markit/CIPS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's dominant services sector expanded steadily in March, pointing to solid economic growth in the first quarter, even though the rate of expansion was the slowest since last June and hiring eased, a survey showed on Thursday. The...
  • UK's Osborne says vigilance needed on household debt, even as assets rise

    LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday authorities must stay vigilant about household debt levels even though assets are rising in value at a faster pace than debt. "Household assets are currently rising faster than...
  • Changes in Britain's manufacturing model could mute risk from rise in sterling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy is likely to weather the year-long rise in the pound even if some policymakers are worried that a further strengthening of the currency could hurt exports and frustrate a more sustainable recovery. Sterling has jumped...
  • British submarine joins search for missing Malaysian plane

    BEIJING — A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the...