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  • Pressure mounts on Europeans to take more action against Islamic State

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders face calls to take direct action against the Islamic State including in Syria after the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, but politicians are reluctant to take the lead after previous missteps in the...
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...
  • Insight - The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • As Osgood Shootout Grows, Community Benefits

    NEW BRITAIN — Roosevelt Lee, an Osgood Shootout fan-turned-Osgood Shootout participant, stepped off the court at New Britain High and walked outside, toward the line for barbecue food. As a trail of smoke from the grill raced past him, Lee was...
  • Enzian Theater screens 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

     Enzian Theater screens 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
    WHAT: The 2012 filmed version of London play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is back in theaters for one performance only. Britain's National Theatre Live records plays and makes the films available for audiences too far away to see...
  • Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke

    Meet the newest British luxury import, jeweler Astley Clarke
    The next big British luxury import could be jewelry brand Astley Clarke. Cara and Poppy Delevingne were spotted wearing Astley Clarke’s grown-up friendship bracelets at Coachella, while Cameron Diaz has been wearing the retro-inspired Astley...
  • Bank of England splits over rate hike for first time in three years

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate hike. Former academic Martin Weale and...
  • UK inflation falls more than expected; 2014 rate rise less likely

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell more than expected in July and surging house price growth slowed in June, making it less likely the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year. Inflation dropped to 1.6 percent in July from June's five-...
  • In Antigua, a honeymoon for three

    The twin Yamaha motors of the Carlisle Bay 2 fired up, and Skipper Cleve pivoted the boat west, skimming the smooth waters that stroked the white southern beaches of Antigua. Our resort, the Carlisle Bay, had no sooner disappeared than its neighbor,...
  • For some history enthusiasts, World War One tributes go further

    LONDON (Reuters) - For some people fascinated by World War One, the poppies and wreath-laying of Remembrance day services and the commemorative events of solemn anniversaries like this year's centenary are not enough. Lawrence Taylor, a 55-year old...
  • Identifying James Foley's executioner seen as possible, if difficult

    The black-hooded executioner who beheaded American journalist James Foley may have left more clues to his identity than he intended, experts said Thursday, beginning with his distinctly British voice, a sonic fingerprint that gives investigators a...