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  • British public sector workers strike over 'poverty pay'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike on Thursday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union...
  • Factbox: Engine fire triggers new turbulence for Lockheed's F-35 jet

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-...
  • Parts of UK will not meet EU pollution limits until after 2030

    LONDON (Reuters) - London and two other densely populated areas in Britain will not meet European Union pollution limits until after 2030, 20 years after the original deadline, the bloc's top court heard on Thursday. Under the EU's Air Quality Directive,...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe's top court. Communication...
  • Will Orlando City enjoy success?: My Word

     Will Orlando City enjoy success?: My Word
    Being British and now residing in Orlando, how do I cope with living with no proper live soccer to watch? In the United Kingdom, I had season tickets for my team, Chelsea. There is more soccer on television here than in the UK and I can watch every...
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park gets British art prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - An outdoor museum in the English county of Yorkshire that features works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei, Henry Moore and other noted sculptors won a 100,000-pound ($170,200) prize on Wednesday as The Art Fund's Museum of the...
  • Britain to destroy extra 50 tonnes of Syrian arms chemicals

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, taking the total amount it has agreed to process to 200 tonnes. Facing the threat of U.S. air strikes, Bashar al-...
  • UK says likely that Syria used British chemicals to make sarin gas

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it was likely that chemicals which British firms had legally exported to Syria in the 1980s had been used to manufacture nerve agents, including sarin gas. In a written statement to parliament aimed at setting...
  • Britain's Hague plugs Eurofighter on visit to India

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Britain's foreign secretary lobbied India on Tuesday to buy Eurofighter military aircraft, suggesting that London has not yet abandoned hope of ousting France's Rafale from a multi-billion-dollar combat jet order. William Hague...
  • I'm 100 percent German, says Rosberg

    LONDON (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg declared himself "100 percent German" on Tuesday after Lewis Hamilton jokingly questioned his Mercedes team mate's nationality ahead of next week's German Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers live in Monaco, but Britain'...
  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...