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  • EU watchdog says bankers' allowances breach bonus rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - New types of allowance paid to bankers are nearly all in breach of the European Union's cap on bonuses and must be changed by the end of the year, the EU banking watchdog said on Wednesday, raising the prospect that banks will have to...
  • UK jobless rate falls again, recovery shows signs of cooling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's strong labor market recovery is showing signs of cooling, even as the unemployment rate once again fell more than expected in the three months to August. Job creation was its weakest since the spring of last year and there...
  • London mayor urged to ban smoking in Trafalgar Square, royal parks

    LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Smoking in London's parks and public spaces like Trafalgar Square should be banned, according to a report that has been welcomed by health workers and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg but slammed as "outrageous" by a pro-...
  • Scottish nationalists pick Sturgeon to lead fight for independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish nationalists cleared the way on Wednesday for Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent figure in the failed campaign for independence in last month's referendum, to become the country's next first minister. Sturgeon will succeed Alex...
  • Amal Clooney weighs in on Greek battle for Parthenon Marbles

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their...
  • Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

    Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
    As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a...
  • Factbox: Who's who on the new EU executive

    (Reuters) - The European Parliament is due to vote on Oct. 22 on whether to confirm in office the incoming European Commission, the EU executive to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker. EU government leaders must first approve Juncker's proposal to take a new...
  • Europe urged to end plight of 600,000 ghost people

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must end the plight of an estimated 600,000 stateless people by giving them similar protection to refugees, campaigners said on Tuesday as they launched a day of action to highlight the...
  • UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation

    UK anti-terrorism police arrest six in Syria-linked operation
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested three men and three women on Tuesday in a counter-terrorism operation linked to the civil war in Syria. Counter terrorism officers detained the suspects in London, Portsmouth, on England's south coast, and in...
  • UK inflation slides in Sept, market sees delayed rate hike

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. Consumer prices rose by a weaker-...
  • UK 'zombie' bank sells 2.7 billion pounds of loans to JP Morgan group

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government sold 2.7 billion pounds ($4.3 billion) of mortgages made by Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley on Tuesday to speed up the run-down of loans made by the nationalized banks. State-owned UK Asset Resolution (UKAR),...