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  • UK firms' risk appetite picks up even as election looms: Deloitte

    LONDON (Reuters) - British companies are feeling their most confident about taking on business risk in seven years despite worries about an election in 2015 and a possible referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, a survey showed on...
  • Central Connecticut Literacy Tutors Wanted

    Central Connecticut Literacy Tutors Wanted
    NEW BRITAIN - Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut seeks volunteer tutors from the city, Bristol and adjoining towns to work with adult students whose first language isn't English. The training will be on English literacy skills once a week for...
  • Britain to convene all-party talks to resolve Northern Ireland deadlock

    BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Britain announced on Sunday that it would convene all-party talks to try and resolve a political deadlock in Northern Ireland caused by a row over welfare reforms that has threatened to bring down the devolved government....
  • In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
  • Muslim cleric Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    A Jordanian state security court on Wednesday threw out terrorism charges against radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, a onetime confidant of Osama bin Laden who had lately emerged as a critic of the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. The 53-year-old...
  • New York mayor hails Britain's Labour leader Miliband as next PM

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio, New York's Democrat mayor, endorsed Britain's harried opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Wednesday, calling him an extraordinary politician on course to win "a great victory" at a national election...
  • Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message

    Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message
    The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State--the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria--said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just...
  • Top U.K. Producers Alison Owen, Debra Hayward Join Forces

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Leading British producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward have joined forces at production house, Monumental Pictures, producing both movies and television drama. Owen's credits, through her production shingle Ruby...
  • Independence still a goal, nationalist Sturgeon aims for top Scotland job

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Scottish separatist Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday she would run for the leadership of the Scottish National Party(SNP), with independence from the rest of the United Kingdom still her long-term goal despite last week's...
  • Britain, Belgium and Denmark join coalition fighting Islamic State

    The British Parliament voted Friday to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against the extremist group Islamic State in a move that for now keeps the nation’s military out of the conflict next door in Syria. Lawmakers, who were recalled from recess for...
  • Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State
    Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation. Danish and British jets will join a...