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  • UK PM Cameron to apologize to the Queen over 'purring' comment: Sky

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to apologize in person to Queen Elizabeth after he was overheard saying she had "purred" with happiness on hearing that Scots had voted to reject independence, Sky News said on Thursday. Cameron'...
  • World must tackle corruption to end poverty: UK leader

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders to adopt 10 "simple and inspiring" global goals to end extreme poverty in 15 years, including one that targets bribery and corruption. Every indicator on...
  • UK's Cameron recalls parliament to sanction air strikes against Islamic State

    LONDON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted Britain to join U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State militant group after the Iraqi government requested London's help and he recalled parliament to secure its...
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • Summer shutdowns pull UK car production 20 percent lower in August

    LONDON (Reuters) - British car production fell by more than 20 percent in August because of the timing of holidays and repairs to a major plant but output so far in 2014 remains ahead of last year, an industry body said on Thursday. Car production fell...
  • Britain to join airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq, says Cameron

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain should now join U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and the country's parliament has been recalled to secure approval, Prime Minister David Cameron told the United Nations on Wednesday. "It is...
  • Arab states line up behind U.S. in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes pounded Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq for a second day on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to rally support for the coalition fighting the extremist group during an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New...
  • Cleric Abu Qatada walks free after Jordan terror plot acquittal

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Muslim cleric Abu Qatada walked free from a Jordanian jail on Wednesday after being cleared of charges of conspiring in a plot to attack tourists - his second acquittal this year following a long extradition process from Britain. The...
  • Scots' vote: God save the Queen: Front & Center

    The question of will they or won't they has been settled. In a historic Sept. 18 referendum, Scotlanders — weighing independence from Britain, but also weighing the impacts on its currency, membership in NATO and businesses — chose to cast...
  • Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help - if someone would tell it how. Two weeks after he announced plans...
  • Briton held by Islamic State sends audio message to family

    LONDON (Reuters) - 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...