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Daffodils in bloom in December: Strangely warm weather in UK

LONDON (AP) — The famous department stores & shopping streets are beautifully lit & decorated, yet Christmas isn't exactly in the air in Britain, where unexpectedly mild temperatures are causing…

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Starbucks steps up UK corporation tax payments

London (AFP) – Coffee shop chain Starbucks paid £8 million (11 million euros, $12 million) of corporation tax in 2014, it said Tuesday, a huge increase on previous years, after…

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Ex-Guantanamo detainee Aamer calls for UK public inquiry but no prosecutions for his abuse

LONDON – The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay says former Prime Minister Tony Blair & other senior officials should be granted legal immunity to reveal what they knew…

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No further UK action over tabloid phone hacking allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – Prosecutors ended one of the biggest scandals in British journalism on Friday saying they would take no more action over phone hacking charges against two of the…

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UK cost agency endorses Novartis heart drug for some patients

LONDON (Reuters) – Novartis's huge new drug hope Entresto has been recommended for use in some patients with heart failure by Britain's cost agency NICE, which said on Friday it…

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Muslim proposal prompts calls to ban Trump from UK, Israel

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli politicians & more than 250,000 Britons urged their governments on Wednesday to bar Donald Trump from their countries after the Republican presidential front-runner…

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EU's Tusk expects UK deal in Feb despite migrants rift

Brussels (AFP) – EU president Donald Tusk said Monday he expects a deal at a summit in February to keep Britain in the bloc despite a lack of consensus over…

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Fusion power getting closer, say UK scientists

By Jim Drury As world leaders meet in Paris to agree a legal framework aimed at limiting use of fossil fuels & the resulting rises in global temperatures, a UK…

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UK astronaut to take part in London marathon from space

British astronaut Tim Peake on Friday said he will be taking part in the London marathon — harnessed to a treadmill 400 kilometres above Earth on the International Space Station….

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UK radical preacher on IS charges jailed over bail breach

London (AFP) – British radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who faces charges for inviting support for the Islamic State group through social media, returned to jail on Friday after breaking his…

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