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  • Bank of England to unveil bank leverage ratio plans this month

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will tell lenders at the end of this month what their key measure of insulation against future crises should be, bringing forward a keenly-awaited announcement from 2015 after draft proposals worried banks and...
  • 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,"...
  • UK must channel aid to fight FGM in Sierra Leone: lawmakers

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must set up a program to tackle female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the practice is seen as a prerequisite for marriage and even used as a political tool, a parliamentary committee said. The...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • London mayor says UK spies monitoring thousands of terrorism suspects

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's security services are monitoring thousands of terrorism suspects in London and are involved in operations on a daily basis, the capital's mayor Boris Johnson said in an interview published on Saturday. "In London we're very,...
  • UK construction output slumps in August, lower imports help trade gap

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction fell sharply in August, adding to signs of a slowdown in other areas of the economy, official figures showed on Friday. Separate figures showed Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in August as imports fell...
  • Ireland's Sinn Fein sees path to power in unequal recovery

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Six years of austerity have transformed former Irish Republican Army political wing Sinn Fein from nationalist outsiders to contenders to enter government, threatening the biggest shake-up of Irish politics in generations. Until two...
  • Malala Yousafzai's journey from Pakistani schoolgirl to peace symbol

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malala Yousafzai's journey from Pakistani schoolgirl to Nobel Peace Prize winner has entranced the world as the teenager emerged defiant after a near-fatal attack by the Taliban to fight for girls' rights. Two...
  • Court clears Britain to take tighter control of online gambling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plans to bring licensing and taxation of online gambling companies under UK control got the green light on Friday when a court dismissed a legal challenge to the move. Bookmakers with big British businesses including...
  • Anti-EU party up-ends UK politics by targeting left and right

    LONDON (Reuters) - After years of promising a political earthquake, the UK Independence Party is causing tremors. It poached one of Prime Minister David Cameron's parliamentary seats and almost took another from the Labour party. The anti-EU party's...
  • Weavering hedge fund boss faces London trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The founder of one of London's oldest hedge funds, whose $600 million Weavering business collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis, goes on trial next Monday accused of 16 criminal counts of fraud, false accounting and forgery....