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  • UK job vacancies grow at record pace, hirings slow: REC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Vacancies at British firms rose at the strongest pace in more than 16 years last month but the number of appointments slowed, suggesting firms are struggling to hire the right people or are less confident about the outlook, a survey...
  • Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight

    LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. The British...
  • U.K. Broadcaster ITV Ripe for a U.S. Takeover

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Media mavens in Blighty are buzzing at the prospect that the U.K.'s biggest broadcaster, ITV, may end up in U.S. hands as a rush of consolidation reshapes the British media landscape. All year, U.S. media giants have been...
  • 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' an eccentric, witty look at pop music history

    "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce." Really? The whole story? Yeah,...
  • Support building for Scotland to break from UK

    INVERNESS, Scotland For 307 years, Scotland has helped put the "united" in the United Kingdom. That could change Sept. 18, as Scottish voters decide whether the nation should declare independence and break away from England, Northern Ireland and Wales....
  • Obama, Cameron vow to 'confront' the Islamic State

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Thursday to confront the Islamic State, saying they "will not be cowed" by the militants who have slain two American journalists and threatened the life of a British...
  • Britain considering arming, training Kurdish forces: PM Cameron

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it was considering arming Kurdish forces but Prime Minister David Cameron signaled he would not sanction U.K. airstrikes against Islamic State militants before a new Iraqi government is in place. Britain...
  • UK opposition leader to Scots: Spurn breakaway because PM Cameron is on way out

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party urged Scots on Thursday to reject independence in a referendum this month, saying it would soon oust the ruling Conservatives, who have little support north of the border. Labour leader Ed Miliband...
  • Video depicts beheading of second American journalist

    WASHINGTON Ignoring his mother's plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its...
  • From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...
  • War -- past, present and future

    The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to...
  • Bank of England holds rates despite robust recovery

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold on Thursday as Britain's economy continued to thrive, although risks to the recovery both at home and abroad remain. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) left its Bank Rate at 0.5...