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  • British PM says he will use 'all assets' against Islamic State

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he would use "all the assets we have" to try to find hostages being held by Islamic State and defeat the insurgent group. Speaking in a broadcast message after the release on Friday...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Europe urged to end plight of 600,000 ghost people

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must end the plight of an estimated 600,000 stateless people by giving them similar protection to refugees, campaigners said on Tuesday as they launched a day of action to highlight the...
  • UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation

    UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested three men and three women on Tuesday in a counter-terrorism operation linked to the civil war in Syria. Counter terrorism officers detained the suspects in London, Portsmouth, on England's south coast, and in...
  • UK inflation slides in Sept, market sees delayed rate hike

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. Consumer prices rose by a weaker-...
  • UK 'zombie' bank sells 2.7 billion pounds of loans to JP Morgan group

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government sold 2.7 billion pounds ($4.3 billion) of mortgages made by Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley on Tuesday to speed up the run-down of loans made by the nationalized banks. State-owned UK Asset Resolution (UKAR),...
  • Denmark has best pension system; China, India, Japan among worst: survey

    (Reuters) - Denmark has the world's best pension system, followed by Australia and the Netherlands, while China, India, Japan and South Korea fare among the worst, a survey by consultants Mercer released on Monday showed. The United States scored a C,...
  • UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion on Palestinian state

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted on Monday to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that will not alter government policy, but carries symbolic value as Palestinians pursue international recognition. Britain does not classify Palestine as a...
  • MIPCOM: BBC Expands Drama Sales in SE Asia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- British drama titles from the British Broadcasting Corporation are doing increasingly well in South East Asia, a market which has previously concentrated its acquisitions on natural history content. On the first...
  • U.S.-based Steris to buy UK's Synergy Health, tax savings eyed

    (Reuters) - U.S. medical technology company Steris Corp offered to buy British sterilisation services provider Synergy Health Plc for about $1.9 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would shift its domicile to the UK and cut its tax bill. Steris said...
  • Why Britain is still losing its fight against radicalization

    LONDON (Reuters) - Mizanur Rahman laughs when he recalls the de-radicalization programme he was sent on in 2008 after he was released from a British jail where he had served two years for inciting violence against British and American troops. "I'd go...