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  • UK says not ruling out airstrikes against Islamic State, says hostage video genuine

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister said on Wednesday Islamic State's seizure of a British hostage did not make airstrikes on the militants more likely, but said he wasn't ruling that option out. IS released a video on Tuesday purporting to...
  • Amazon's tax maneuvers stir up storm in U.K.

    LONDON Andrew Cecil couldn't look more uncomfortable. It's Nov. 12, 2012, and Cecil, Amazon.com's director of public policy in Europe, is being grilled by the Public Accounts Committee in the House of Commons in Parliament. Charred may be a better word....
  • Driverless cars: Who is responsible when something goes wrong?

    Driverless cars: Who is responsible when something goes wrong?
    LONDON — A red VW Golf jerks back and forth as it maneuvers into a parking space in the English spa town of Cheltenham. The halting efforts resemble those of a new driver, and in a sense they are -- just not from the person sitting at the wheel....
  • UK says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday the West would push ahead with new sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine but said these could be lifted should a proposed ceasefire take hold. NATO demanded...
  • WHO report gives misleading view on e-cigarettes, experts argue

    LONDON (Reuters) - A World Health Organisation-commissioned review of e-cigarettes contains errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations, meaning policymakers may miss their potential health benefits, a group of tobacco addiction experts said. In...
  • 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...
  • U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

    U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet
    The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday....
  • Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology , saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough if its U.S. rival wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio...
  • Britain advises against all but essential travel to Ebola-hit nations

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain warned its citizens on Thursday to avoid all but essential travel to west African countries hit by the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The escalation in the travel advice issued by the foreign office in...
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