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  • How Thatcher failed to ensure democracy in a China-ruled Hong Kong

    HONG KONG Shortly before midnight on June 30, 1997, a Chinese national flag replaced the Union Jack in Hong Kong, marking the end of British colonial rule. China celebrated with fireworks. Britain's Prince Charles, who was in attendance at a handover...
  • 'El Dorado' Britain must reduce its appeal to migrants: French mayor

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to overhaul the generous welfare system and lax identity controls that are making it a magnet for illegal immigrants who see it as "El Dorado", the mayor of the northern French port town Calais said on Tuesday. Last...
  • British business puts out feelers in Zimbabwe after long absence

    HARARE (Reuters) - An official British business delegation is visiting Zimbabwe for the first time in nearly 20 years, in a move officials say might mark a thawing in relations between the African state and its former colonial ruler. The five-strong team...
  • Britain puts armed soldiers at London tourist attraction after Canada attack

    LONDON (Reuters) - Armed soldiers have been deployed at a top tourist attraction in the heart of London's government district as a precautionary measure after an Islamist gunman attacked the Canadian parliament last week, a military source said on...
  • Bank of England's Cunliffe says can keep rates low for longer

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England can afford to keep interest rates at their current record low for longer than thought, due to weak pay, low inflation and a darker international outlook, Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Tuesday. Cunliffe's...
  • Ebola 'warriors' step forward for training in Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - In a stifling room in a sports stadium in Freetown, a dozen young people watch intently as three British soldiers show them how to put on several layers of protective clothing needed to enter an Ebola treatment center "red zone"....
  • Ireland warns Britain against opting out of EU arrest laws

    DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland has urged Britain not to bow to domestic pressure to ditch European Union laws that allow suspected criminals to be arrested in other member states, saying such a move could undermine bilateral efforts to tackle terrorism...
  • In Theory: On mandated tolerance at religious schools

    After allegations last spring that several schools in Birmingham, England had been infiltrated by a group of people “with a restricted and narrow interpretation of their faith” trying to achieve an “Islamisation” of secular state...
  • Reinventing Socialism: a risky business for French left

    PARIS (Reuters) - As a young aide to then-French prime minister Lionel Jospin in the late 1990s, Manuel Valls sat in on meetings as Britain's Tony Blair and Germany's Gerhard Schroeder tried to persuade his boss to help them reinvent Europe's Left....
  • UK's Cameron says 'no pressing need' to pay EU bill of 2.1 billion euros

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday there was "no pressing need" for his country to pay a European Union bill of 2.1 billion euros, saying he would stick to his promise not to pay the bill by a Dec. 1 deadline. "It is...
  • British surgeon killed unlawfully in Syrian jail: London court

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British surgeon who died in a Syrian prison last year days before his planned release was unlawfully killed, a London jury investigating the case ruled on Monday. Abbas Khan, a 32-year-old orthopedic surgeon from London, was detained...