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  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Polls say Scotland will spurn independence, but are they right?

    LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous - Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum next month and the United Kingdom will endure. But what if, as Scots nationalists believe, the polls are wrong?...
  • EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a...
  • Poll shows Britain's UKIP to win parliamentary seat after lawmaker defection

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will win its first directly elected parliamentary seat after the defection of a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party last week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed....
  • Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The...
  • Mogherini must win over doubters as EU foreign policy chief

    ROME (Reuters) - Federica Mogherini must show she has the experience and clout to succeed as the European Union's new foreign policy chief, just as her predecessor had to overcome a reputation as a diplomatic lightweight. The 41-year-old career...
  • Grappling with history, EU tests unity, new faces

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this weekend, amid world war anniversaries, did not want for reminders of the continental conflicts that the bloc's founders meant to consign to history. They took another symbolic step...
  • U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose 'very serious threat' to U.S.: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said...
  • Islamic State's media-savvy militants spread message with ease

    Driving hulking tanks and armored trucks, Islamic State militants conducted a victory parade of sorts recently in Raqqah, their stronghold in northern Syria, flaunting military hardware that they had captured. Some of the masked fighters muscled the...
  • UK manufacturing growth cools as export orders slip: EEF

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main manufacturing trade association trimmed its growth forecast for 2014 on Monday after its members reported the first fall in export orders since early 2013. The EEF association said its quarterly survey of members...
  • Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions
    European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday. EU leaders decided at a Brussels summit to ask the EU's executive...