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  • As Big Tobacco takes up e-cigarettes, investors look ahead

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.     Now sales growth is slowing from a 2011 peak and private...
  • In Scotland, everybody's talking about it

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Calum Lykan and James Costorphine work across the street from each other on Edinburgh's cobble-stoned Royal Mile and they also stand on opposite sides on the question of Scottish independence. But both are happy to voice their...
  • BAT's novel e-cigarette rival wins UK medical approval

    LONDON (Reuters) - A new nicotine inhaler to be sold by British American Tobacco has been licensed in the UK as a medicinal product, marking the arrival of a novel alternative to the fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes. The cigarette-shaped...
  • Nuclear energy should be kept out of politics: Russia's Rosatom

    LONDON (Reuters) - Nuclear energy should be left out of any political decisions such as sanctions, an executive at Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Reuters on Thursday. A conflict between Russia and Ukraine following the ouster of Ukraine'...
  • Sick British boy arrives for treatment in Prague from Spain

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - A British boy with a brain tumor, whose parents were briefly arrested in Spain when seeking alternative care, arrived at a Prague hospital for treatment on Monday. Ashya King's parents took him from a hospital in southern England...
  • Bets against pound, hedging costs escalate on Scotland nerves

    LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of hedging against near-term currency swings jumped on Monday, with the options market showing its greatest bias for sterling weakness in more than two years, as concerns grew over a possible "Yes" vote in Scotland's...
  • UK's Prince William and wife Kate thrilled at second baby news

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William said on Monday he and wife Kate were thrilled to be expecting their second baby, after news of the pregnancy was released early because the Duchess had been suffering from morning sickness. The baby will be...
  • Britain sends military to fight Ebola as firms urge more action

    Britain sends military to fight Ebola as firms urge more action
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a treatment center for Ebola victims, as 11 major companies urged the international community to step up the fight against the worst...
  • Helicopters to help speed Scottish vote count

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scots should know by the early morning of Friday, Sept. 19, whether they have chosen to become an independent nation or to stay a part of the United Kingdom thanks to special measures to get votes counted as soon as possible. In a...
  • Factbox: Major banks weigh risks of Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world's major banks have scrambled to take seriously the prospect that the United Kingdom might be on the verge of a split as a pair of polls in the past week point to growing support for Scottish independence. [ID:nL5N0R70TX]...
  • Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

    Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born in July last year amid a huge international media frenzy....
  • Britain says not making contingency plans for Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is not making contingency plans for the possibility that Scots will vote for independence on Sept. 18, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. With 10 days to go before the vote, a YouGov...