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  • Golden Globe winner Morton says UK police never investigated child abuse

    LONDON (Reuters) - Golden Globe-winning actress Samantha Morton has said she was sexually abused as a child in the English city of Nottingham but authorities refused to respond to her complaints, a familiar tale as Britain grapples with a string of...
  • U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

    PARIS (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week...
  • Former foes U.S. and Britain join in celebrating 'Banner' anniversary

    BALTIMORE Md. (Reuters) - As Americans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their national anthem this weekend, an unusual guest will be on hand for the party: A warship from the same navy whose bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the "Star-Spangled...
  • Scottish independence would redefine landscape

    LONDON (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don't live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK." Ah, but what happens if that family...
  • Scottish leader Salmond demands RBS leak investigation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond demanded an investigation into what he said was an attempt by Britain's government to scare voters out of backing independence next week and which, he said, broke financial market rules. With...
  • Factbox: How UK and an independent Scotland might split up a nation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's referendum on independence on Thursday could break up the United Kingdom, more than three centuries after the union of England and its northern neighbor. Polls currently put Scottish unionists a nose ahead but the vote is...
  • UK house prices rise at slowest pace in a year: RICS

    LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - British house prices rose at the slowest pace in a year during August, according to a survey on Thursday that suggested speculation about higher interest rates has dampened buyer confidence. The Royal Institution of...
  • Gates Foundation pledges $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $50 million on Wednesday to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history....
  • New EU Commission gives key economic posts to France, Britain

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British politicians but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy....
  • Independent Scotland might need big currency reserves: Bank of England

    LONDON (Reuters) - An independent Scotland would need big stockpiles of sterling if the country adopted the pound without an agreement with the rest of the United Kingdom, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday. Scotland's future currency...
  • Recalling history on the anniversary of the War of 1812

    History tells us both kinds of news. The bad news, recalled during this year's 100th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812, is that the British army marched to Washington, D.C., torched the White House and other public buildings, and left our...
  • The Scottish play - equity investors hedge against UK split

    LONDON (Reuters) - As Scottish opinion polls run neck and neck, investors are scrambling to hedge their trading bets on UK equities to protect against market mayhem if Scotland votes next week to break away from the United Kingdom. The referendum...