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  • 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...
  • British jets intercept Latvian plane over southern England

    LONDON (Reuters) - Two British Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled on Wednesday to intercept a Latvian cargo aircraft over southern England and escort it in to land at Stansted airport, but no security threat was found, officials said. Britain...
  • 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...
  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges
    Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's...
  • BAFTA Selects Breakthrough Brits

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the 18 talented newcomers chosen by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of...
  • 'Harry Potter,' 'Nymphomaniac' Thesps Among BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the 18 talented newcomers chosen by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. Honorees include Katie Leung,...
  • Britain to award benefits contract to U.S. firm Maximus: source

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is set to pick U.S. group Maximus Inc over UK-based Interserve Plc for a contract worth around 500 million pounds ($806 million) to assess whether benefits claimants are fit to work, a source with knowledge of the situation told...
  • Lloyds dealt new blow with $1.5 billion mis-selling charge

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bank Lloyds has taken another 900 million pound ($1.5 billion) charge to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance, delivering a further blow to the lender which only narrowly passed European health checks on the sector's...