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  • 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...
  • Bank of England says has contingency plans for Scotland currency uncertainty

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has contingency plans in the event that a forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence undermines Britain's financial stability, Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in London...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • British police search home of entertainer Cliff Richard

    LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - British police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of the country's best known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offence involving an underage boy. They said they were...
  • M&S patches up 'consumer love affair' for merrier Christmas

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Marks & Spencer is close to having both its food and general merchandise divisions "firing on all cylinders" and expects a better Christmas after poor clothing sales hit last holiday season, according to its food...
  • U.S. declares Yazidi intervention a success, says rescue mission unneeded

    WASHINGTON The United States military has concluded that there are too few Yazidi refugees still trapped in the mountains of northern Iraq to warrant mounting a potentially risky rescue, the Pentagon said late Wednesday. Military advisers who earlier...
  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Iraq mission finds support in Europe, where fear of Islamic State already high

    BERLIN Two months after the Islamic State laid claim to much of Iraq, European nations are reacting, driven in part by the fact that there are already thousands of European boots on the ground in this conflict fighting on the Islamic State side. France...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • Documentary on British Prom Craze Coming to ITV

    ITV has commissioned "Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris," a one-hour documentary detailing the the preparation for, and events of, prom night for a group of UK teenagers. The documentary, from veteran unscripted programming executive Grant Mansfield's...