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  • 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...
  • New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday she would largely stick to the policies of her predecessor Donald Tusk, including a cautious approach to the question of when eastern Europe's biggest economy will join the euro....
  • EU parliament holds up confirmation of Britain's Hill

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament summoned the British nominee to oversee the bloc's financial services sector to a new confirmation hearing next week after he failed to convince a committee of his suitability, lawmakers said. Members of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wife of Briton held by Islamic State calls for his release

    LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State insurgents made a renewed appeal for his release on Tuesday, a week after receiving an audio message from her husband. Alan Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking...
  • Britain tells China: Seek peace in Hong Kong and allow freedoms

    BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - In Britain's strongest comment yet over clashes between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy protesters, finance chief George Osborne urged China to seek peace and said the former colony's prosperity depended on freedom....