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  • Britain to detail $1.9 billion investment in defense

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce 1.1 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) of investment in defense on Monday, his office said, to bolster the country's ability to respond to threats such as global terrorism. Britain has...
  • Special Report-How Italy became a submerging economy

    IVREA Italy (Reuters) - Economic decline takes many shapes. In the northern Italian town of Ivrea, it looks like the abandoned, overgrown tennis courts where the employees of electronics giant Olivetti SpA once played. In the 1980s, Ivrea was a...
  • New export deals set for 2 well-known Southside firms

    New export deals set for 2 well-known Southside firms
    Two Hampton Roads-based companies could soon receive a boost in its overseas product expansions because of a new export deal between the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom. During a London trade mission earlier this week, Governor Terry McAuliffe...
  • UK coalition strained as Deputy PM likens Cameron's policies to Putin's

    LONDON (Reuters) - Strains in Britain's two-party coalition surfaced on Thursday as David Cameron's governing partner likened the prime minister's policies to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other "tyrants". Deputy Prime Minister Nick...
  • Ophelia Lovibond Joins CBS' 'Elementary'

    British actress Ophelia Lovibond has earned her first U.S. television debut with a recurring role on CBS' "Elementary." Lovibond is set to play Kitty Winter, the new protege to Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes. The character immediately becomes...
  • Film Review: 'Honour'

    Earnest issue drama and pulpy B-thriller mechanics make awkward but not uncompelling bedfellows in "Honour," a debut feature from BAFTA-nominated writer-director Shan Khan that exploits the perceived rise of Islamic "honor killings" in the U.K. to luridly...
  • UK summons Spanish envoy over 'provocative' Gibraltar naval activity

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Thursday it had summoned Spain's ambassador to protest over what it described as "provocative" activity by the Spanish navy near the disputed territory of Gibraltar. Britain, which runs the rocky...
  • UK's Cameron, EU's Juncker 'high five' and make up

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - David Cameron shared a "high five" greeting with Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday when the two men held their first private talks since the British leader's failed attempt to block the Luxembourger from becoming European Commission...
  • Spain summons UK ambassador over 'inappropriate' Gibraltar action

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain summoned the British ambassador on Friday to complain about Britain's handling of an incident on Wednesday involving the Spanish Navy near the disputed territory of Gibraltar. Britain had summoned Spain's ambassador on Thursday...
  • Pentagon Official: F-35 Engine Failure Likely Not Systemic

    Pentagon Official: F-35 Engine Failure Likely Not Systemic
    RAF FAIRFORD, England — The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer told lawmakers there was "growing evidence" that an engine fire on an Air Force F-35A jet last month was not a systemic issue, which sources familiar with the situation said could pave the...
  • UK banks may have to hold more capital than under global rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Launching a public...
  • Shire holders calling for deal talks said to be nudged by AbbVie

    Shire holders calling for deal talks said to be nudged by AbbVie
    NEW YORK — Top shareholders of Shire, the drugmaker targeted by AbbVie in a $51.5 billion takeover offer, are pushing the company to come to the table and work out a deal. Urging them behind the scenes is AbbVie. The campaign, which includes...