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  • UK says scrambles jets to see off Russian planes near Scotland

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see off Russian military planes flying close to its airspace off the coast of Scotland, a spokeswoman from the defense ministry said. "There were unidentified aircraft flying...
  • UK inflation expectations fall to lowest since late 2009: YouGov

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British public's expectations for inflation over the coming year fell to 2.0 percent this month from 2.1 percent in March, its lowest level since late 2009, a monthly survey by polling company YouGov showed on Wednesday....
  • Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities

    Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities
    Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...
  • Spooked by immigration, disgruntled UK voters turn to anti-EU party

    GRIMSBY, England (Reuters) - Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18...
  • UK economy picking up speed: Bank of England

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from their April 9 meeting showed. The BoE...
  • UK CBI factory orders slip in April, outlook strong

    LONDON (Reuters) - British factory orders unexpectedly slipped in April but prospects for the next three months were much more robust, a survey showed on Wednesday. The total order book balance in the Confederation of British Industry's industrial trends...
  • England's cute and cozy Cotswolds

    England's cute and cozy Cotswolds
    England's Cotswolds villages -- while just a couple of hours' drive away from London -- feel like a world apart. This tidy little region of characteristic old towns and gentle green hills is perfect for travelers looking to balance urban Britain with some...
  • UK's anti-EU party launches European election campaign amid racism row

    LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-EU party UKIP launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday and fended off accusations that its posters were racist and its anti-immigration rhetoric hypocritical. With polls showing the UK...
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
  • Former British PM Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland in UK

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls show growing support for independence. Brown, a Scot, will on Tuesday make his first speech in support...
  • Jurors hear cleric’s praise for September 11 attacks

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a video of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri shown to jurors at his trial on Monday, he did not hesitate when a television interviewer asked him about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly...
  • AstraZeneca cancer pipeline seen as draw for Pfizer

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca Plc after its reported 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the U.S. pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks...