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  • Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
    After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner....
  • UK first-time home-buyers reach highest level since 2007

    LONDON (Reuters) - The number of first-time homebuyers in Britain hit its highest level since the start of the financial crisis in the first half of 2014, helped by the recovering economy and policies such as Help to Buy, a survey showed on Saturday....
  • U.S. drugmaker AbbVie finally wins Dublin's Shire with $55 billion deal

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc bought Dublin-based Shire Plc on Friday in a 32 billion pound ($54.7 billion) deal that will allow it to slash its tax bill by relocating to Britain. The London-listed company, which makes expensive...
  • Tom Watson shoots 73 again, makes British Open cut

    Tom Watson always has been a favorite among fans at the British Open, and it showed again Friday. Watson, a five-time Open champion, got a huge ovation as he walked toward the 18th green as he concluded his second round at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake,...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • Muslim foodies: Halal la carte

    Muslim foodies: Halal la carte
    When Shazia Saleem took a recent flight from London to Washington, DC, she requested a halal meal. On her outbound journey she was served a curry; coming back she got the same. "I'm grateful that the halal option is there," laughs Ms Saleem, a...
  • Will Orlando City enjoy success?: My Word

    Being British and now residing in Orlando, how do I cope with living with no proper live soccer to watch? In the United Kingdom, I had season tickets for my team, Chelsea. There is more soccer on television here than in the UK and I can watch every...
  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...
  • All-Courant Boys Track And Field

    The 2014 All-Courant high school boys track and field team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more: ALL-COURANT TEAM 100 Meters: Fitzroy Miller, East Hartford, Jr. 200: Johann Charles, University-Hartford, Sr. 400: Jermaine...
  • Australia not so bold about Commonwealth gold at Glasgow

    (Reuters) - Australia's reign atop the Commonwealth Games medals table faces its biggest threat in decades at Glasgow and the team's management has been at pains to prepare the sports-mad public for the worst -- defeat by England. Barring a designer-...
  • As Scotland decides, not all Scots get a vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England. Over a million Scots like McPherson living...