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  • WikiLeaks founder Assange hopes to leave London embassy 'soon'

    WikiLeaks founder Assange hopes to leave London embassy 'soon'
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said Monday he planned to leave the building "soon," but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him. Britain...
  • 35 found in ship container were from Afghanistan, British police say

    35 found in ship container were from Afghanistan, British police say
    Thirty-five people found trapped inside a shipping container near a London-area port are from Afghanistan, British police said Sunday. Among those found in the container Saturday was a man who was pronounced dead at the scene at the Port of Tilbury on...
  • U.K. Pay TV Operator BSkyB to Improve Diversity on Both Sides of the Camera

    LONDON -- U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has made a pledge to fill at least 20% of the leading roles in its new, non-returning entertainment shows with black, Asian and minority ethnic folk. The undertaking is one of the goals the company revealed Monday...
  • British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

    British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation
    Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offense involving an underage boy. They said they were searching a property in Berkshire, southwest of...
  • Can U.K. Keep Up With Demand Due to Amped-Up Incentives?

    As Hollywood struggles to keep a leash on runaway production, recent tweaks to already robust U.K. film and TV tax incentives have created a boom in Blighty. "We have an unprecedented amount of inquiries we are dealing with," says Adrian Wootton, chief...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria, say witnesses

    Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria, say witnesses
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday. The kidnappings came four...
  • Militants mass near town north of Baghdad

    Militants mass near town north of Baghdad
    Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 73 miles north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Sunni militants have made a...
  • UK economy grows at fastest annual pace in over six years in second quarter

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales grew in July at the slowest annual rate since November of last year, while the government failed to make much of an inroad into public borrowing, data showed on Thursday. The figures add to signs that Britain's...