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  • Britain drops terror charges against former Guantanamo inmate

    British prosecutors dropped terrorism-related charges against former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before his trial was scheduled to begin. Begg, a Briton of Pakistani descent, was arrested in February and charged with seven counts...
  • UK must restore aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia: report

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday. The Department for International...
  • Strong sterling could mask UK price pressures: Bank of England's Forbes

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England must watch for signs that sterling's recent strength has masked underlying inflation pressures in Britain, one of the central bank's newest policymakers said on Wednesday. Kristin Forbes said in her first speech...
  • Bank of England to wait until early 2015 to hike rates, sterling steady: Reuters poll

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - British interest rates will rise from record lows early next year as the UK economic recovery outpaces Europe's and inflation picks up, a Reuters poll of economists forecasts on Wednesday. Although Bank of England Governor Mark...
  • Ruth Wilson Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Broadway's 'Constellations'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ruth Wilson, the British actress ("Luther") who is one of the stars of upcoming Showtime series "The Affair," will appear opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Constellations," the Nick Payne play bowing on Broadway this winter....
  • Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

    BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party...
  • Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines. In a...
  • Special Report: In foreign hands, British automakers overtake France

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - When Britain lost its last native car company 20 years ago, it was lamented across the political spectrum as a national catastrophe. "The sheer stupidity and immorality of this betrayal is too scandalous to be ignored," wrote a...
  • A Minute With: Max Irons on class divide, all-male banter

    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Max Irons may come from an illustrious acting family and has already had a taste of Hollywood, but he is very conscious of the empty and fleeting nature of fame and fortune. That awareness helped the British...
  • Britain drops terrorism charges against vocal ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British man who was once held at Guantanamo Bay will be freed from prison, police said on Wednesday, after prosecutors dropped accusations that he had attended a terrorism training camp in Syria a week before he was due to go on...
  • Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism

    Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism
    The Islamic State may practice medieval barbarism in Syria and Iraq, but its worldwide media operations are 21st century. It's active on social media, it has pamphlets, weekly illustrated magazines, billboards, T-shirts, baseball hats and even...