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  • UK boosts security service funding to help prevent 'lone wolf' attacks

    Britain will increase spending on its security services to try to prevent so-called 'lone-wolf' attacks against the country, Prime Minister David Cameron said after the release of a report into the 2013 killing of a soldier in London. "The increasing...
  • Portsmouth to host Ainslie team's races

    Portsmouth, an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain in 2015 and 2016 as part of the build-up to the main event in 2017. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in...
  • Special Report: UK banks say 'smart' clients don't deserve compensation

    Scott Wotherspoon runs a small tiling firm in Scotland. In 2008, when he bought a shopfitting company, he asked his accountants to check its books. There was no problem with the shopfitter. But Wotherspoon was about to run into trouble with his bank. The...
  • BoE chief economist says low bond yields may point to 'soggier' growth

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's low government bond yields may reflect a mix of investors' fear and expectations of weak future growth, the Bank of England's chief economist said on Monday. Andy Haldane, in a BBC interview, said high debt and general risk...
  • Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licenses to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday. The government has already conducted one such...
  • UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says

    UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says
    Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The government would Wednesday set out new laws to take on the...
  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • Aviva, Friends Life 5.6 billion pound merger plan makes sense: investors

    By Carolyn Cohn and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva's potential 5.6 billion pound ($8.8 billion) purchase of Friends Life reflects a need to consolidate and cut costs in Britain's insurance industry, fund managers said. The two companies said on...
  • Telecom firms call for change to BT's business broadband 'monopoly'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly. The UK Competitive...
  • British PM Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year....
  • For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

    By Ahmed Aboulenein BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain's second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are...