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Scientists: Scottish Independence May Hit Research

Scientists: Scottish Independence May Hit Research

SEVERAL leading British academics say scientific research could suffer if Scotland votes for independence in a September referendum. The presidents of the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences – Paul Nurse, Nicholas Stern and John Tooke – argued that independence could endanger the links and collaborations between Scottish scientists and […]

Ex-Editor Coulson Faces Retrial On Bribery Charges

Ex-Editor Coulson Faces Retrial On Bribery Charges

A PROSECUTOR said last month that senior editors “utterly corrupted” the News of the World, turning the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid into a criminal enterprise. Andrew Edis told a sentencing hearing for ex-editor Andy Coulson and four others that the newspaper hacked the phones of a “Who’s Who of Britain” in the first years of this […]

‘No’ Side Hails Obama’s Scotland Comments

‘No’ Side Hails Obama’s Scotland Comments

LONDON (AP) – Opponents of Scottish independence reacted with delight Thursday after President Barack Obama called for a “robust, united and effective”Britain. Obama was asked for his opinion during a news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron after a meeting of the G-7 group of nations in Brussels. He said that while the decision was […]

Obama: Hard To See UK Benefiting From Leaving EU

Obama: Hard To See UK Benefiting From Leaving EU

BRUSSELS (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that it’s hard to see how Britain would benefit by leaving the European Union given that the 28-nation bloc’s decisions “have an enormous impact on its economic and political life.” Britain must make its own choice, Obama said, but insisted that it is always an asset for […]

Moment Of Truth? Children Of Belfast Woman Shot By IRA Hope Sinn Fein Chief Charged With Crime

Moment Of Truth? Children Of Belfast Woman Shot By IRA Hope Sinn Fein Chief Charged With Crime

FOR DECADES, Helen McKendry has demanded that Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams come clean about the Irish Republican Army’s abduction, slaying and secret burial of her mother in 1972, and his alleged role as the outlawed group’s Belfast leader who ordered the killing. As detectives interrogated Adams for four days over the unsolved slaying of […]

Crime 15% Down In England And Wales

Crime 15% Down In England And Wales

MINISTERS said last month that the 15 percent drop in crime figures in England and Wales represented good news, and reflected on the success of reforms. The Crime Survey for England and Wales reported 7.5 million crimes against households and adults in 2013, the lowest level since it began in 1981. Separate police figures showed […]

Irish President Makes First State Visit To UK Since Independence

Irish President Makes First State Visit To UK Since Independence

PRESIDENT MICHAEL HIGGINS has become the first Irish head of state to visit the United Kingdom since independence. He addressed the British parliament, praising the progress made by Dublin and London toward peace. Addressing both houses of the British parliament on Tuesday, President Higgins said that Ireland and the United Kingdom had “a closeness and […]

Tony Benn, Dies At Age 88

Tony Benn, Dies At Age 88

TONY BENN, a committed British socialist who irritated, fascinated – and bored – Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, has died. He was 88. His family said in a statement that Benn died peacefully at his home in […]

UK Inflation Below Target For First Time In 4 Years

UK Inflation Below Target For First Time In 4 Years

BRITAIN’S inflation rate slipped in January below the official two percent target for the first time since 2009, making it less likely that the Bank of England will move soon to raise interest rates. Official figures last month showed consumer prices were up 1.9 percent in the year to January, down from the two percent […]

Barclays Slashes Jobs While Boosting Bonus Pool, During Net Loss

Barclays Slashes Jobs While Boosting Bonus Pool, During Net Loss

BARCLAYS, Britain’s second-biggest bank in terms of assets, is to slash up to 12,000 jobs as it seeks to change its corporate culture following a string of scandals. But even as the reductions were announced last month, Barclays set aside more money for bonuses. The bonus pool rose by £210m in 2013 – a move […]

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