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  • UK says Iraqi murder allegations against its troops a conspiracy

    LONDON (Reuters) - Allegations British troops unlawfully killed up to 20 Iraqi men at an army camp in 2004 were part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the British government told a public inquiry into the deaths on Wednesday. The...
  • Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases

    Ex-bin Laden ally turns key witness in U.S. terrorism cases
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for U.S. prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda, court...
  • North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair

    North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair
    North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation". A hair salon in west London...
  • Starbucks to move European base to London, pay more UK tax

    LONDON (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday. The shift by the world's largest coffee chain comes after its low tax...
  • UK PM's former media chief tells court he heard hacked messages

    LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Coulson, the former media chief to British Prime Minister David Cameron, told a London court on Wednesday he had listened to a recording of hacked voicemail messages left by the then interior minister in 2004. Coulson, who was...
  • Britain picks diplomat to head spy agency at center of Snowden leaks

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had picked a diplomat to head its GCHQ eavesdropping agency which has found itself under unprecedented public scrutiny because of documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden....
  • Debenhams to cut back promotions after profit drop

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's No.2 department store operator, Debenhams , said it would cut back on criticized promotions, improve its online business and boost ranges with retailer tie-ups to try to reverse a slide in profits. The firm has endured a...
  • Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

    LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country's rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday. Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics...
  • More Britons move banks as new rules speed up process

    LONDON (Reuters) - New rules making it easier for Britons to switch banks resulted in a 14 percent increase in the number of customers moving accounts in the six months since they were introduced, the Payments Council said on Friday. The new rules,...
  • Osborne touts UK recovery on return to skeptical IMF

    LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne held up Britain's recent strong pace of economic growth as vindication of his austerity program that came under fire from the International Monetary Fund last year. Osborne, who is attending the IMF's...
  • Scottish independence would delay UK return to triple-A status: Fitch

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom would need longer to recover the triple-A debt rating it lost last year if Scotland votes for independence in September, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Fitch said London's promise to honor all existing United...