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  • Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions
    European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday. EU leaders decided at a Brussels summit to ask the EU's executive...
  • Poland's Tusk - Possible to combine fiscal discipline, growth

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, chosen by European Union leaders to chair their summits, said on Saturday that it was possible to combine fiscal discipline and economic growth in Europe. He also pledged to address the concerns...
  • Somali 'paradise flower' chewers savor low-price bliss after UK ban

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - "The president has arrived, the president has arrived," chant youths in Mogadishu's Beerta Khaatka market, as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort lorries with horns blaring through the throng. The joking...
  • Britain's Cameron plans new laws to tackle terrorism threat

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he planned to introduce new legislation to make it harder for Britons to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist extremists. Cameron, who said he would detail his plans...
  • U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level. Islamic...
  • Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

    Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State
    Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails

     Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails
    If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain. But in many ways, they've already won. Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...
  • Coutts sets aside 110 million pounds for investment advice flaws

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's private bank Coutts has set aside 110 million pounds to compensate thousands of customers for unsuitable investment advice, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. RBS said in July that Coutts...
  • Tesco slashes dividend after second profit warning in two months

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task he faces. The grocer said on...
  • Big-spending Britons drive economy, but housing picture mixed

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big-spending Britons powered the economy in August as they became more confident about the recovery and their finances, though mixed house price data suggested the outlook for the property market was less clear-cut. Consumer confidence...
  • Executive asks for firm's name to be removed from pro-Scottish independence letter: FT

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British businessman who signed a letter supporting Scottish independence has asked for the name of his employer, a restaurant group and one of the biggest firms to appear on the list, to be removed, the Financial Times reported on...
  • UK house prices surge unexpectedly in August: Nationwide

    LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose during August at a much faster monthly pace than expected, according to a survey on Friday that contrasted with other signs of cooling in the housing market. Mortgage lender Nationwide said house prices rose...