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Aug 13, 2015

Britain’s ‘feral’ financiers need curbing, says Labour frontrunner’s economics guru

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is too dominated by “feral finance” and greater levels of regulation and taxation are needed to curb speculative activity by banks, says the man behind Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policy.

Labour is the middle of electing a new leader after its worst election defeat in nearly three decades in May. Veteran left-wing lawmaker Corbyn has risen from rank outsider to bookmakers’ favourite ahead of the result due on Sept. 12.

Jul 22, 2015

Insight – ‘Brexit’ fears haunt London’s roaring trade in euros

LONDON (Reuters) – If there is a symbol of British ambivalence to Europe then it may be the euro itself.

The capital of euro trading prospers outside the euro zone, but London’s dominance of the $5.3 trillion-a-day (£3.4 trillion-a-day) foreign exchange market could wane if Britain left the European Union.

Jul 22, 2015

‘Brexit’ fears haunt London’s roaring trade in euros

LONDON (Reuters) – If there is a symbol of British ambivalence to Europe then it may be the euro itself.

The capital of euro trading prospers outside the euro zone, but London’s dominance of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market could wane if Britain left the European Union.

Jul 20, 2015

Queen’s childhood ‘Nazi salute’ stirs British mania for monarchy

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – A grainy 82-year-old image of a
seven-year-old Elizabeth offering what appears to be a brief
Nazi salute has touched some of Britain’s deepest obsessions: a
mania for monarchy and a fascination with World War Two.

Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling Sun tabloid devoted seven pages
to what it billed as a “world exclusive” but stressed the
17-second black-and-white film from the year Adolf Hitler came
to power did not reflect badly on the 89-year-old monarch.

Jul 18, 2015

Palace scolds Sun for publishing Queen’s childhood ‘Nazi salute’ image

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace scolded Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling Sun tabloid on Saturday for publishing a previously unknown film from 1933 that appears to show Britain’s Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute as a young girl.

The black-and-white film from the year Adolf Hitler came to power purports to show future British king Edward VIII instructing his nieces, the current monarch Elizabeth, aged about six or seven at the time, and her three-year-old sister, Princess Margaret, how to perform the Nazi salute.

Jul 18, 2015

Buckingham Palace condemns Sun for publishing Queen “Nazi salute” image

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace criticised the top-selling Sun tabloid on Saturday for publishing a previously unknown film from 1933 that appears to show Britain’s Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute as a young girl.

The black-and-white film from the year Adolf Hitler came to power purports to show the future Edward VIII teaching his nieces, the current British monarch Elizabeth, aged about seven at the time, and her three-year-old sister, Princess Margaret, how to perform the salute.

Jul 18, 2015

Palace condemns Sun for publishing Queen ‘Nazi salute’ image

LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace criticised the top-selling Sun tabloid on Saturday for publishing a previously unknown film from 1933 that appears to show Britain’s Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute as a young girl.

The black-and-white film from the year Adolf Hitler came to power purports to show the future Edward VIII teaching his nieces, the current British monarch Elizabeth, aged about seven at the time, and her three-year-old sister, Princess Margaret, how to perform the salute.

Jul 13, 2015

Heathrow cancels flights after protesters get on runway

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Heathrow Airport cancelled some
flights on Monday after at least 12 activists cut through a
perimeter fence and chained themselves together on a runway to
protest against the possible expansion of Britain’s biggest
airport.

In a stunt which raised questions about the security of
Europe’s busiest airport, the activists said it took only
minutes to cut through an apparently unguarded wire fence at
around 0230 GMT granting them access to the northern runway.

Jul 6, 2015

Britain’s EU ‘outers’ see opportunity in wake of Greece’s ‘No’

LONDON (Reuters) – For British opponents of the European Union, Greece’s turmoil offers an opening: the chance to tempt voters away from what they cast as a crumbling European project, before a looming referendum on Britain’s EU membership.

Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the biggest blows to Europe’s monetary union since the euro was launched in 1999.

Jul 5, 2015

‘Europe is dying’, EU opponents say, as Greek ‘No’ brings delight

LONDON (Reuters) – If Greece’s ‘No’ vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying.

Rejecting European creditors’ demands, Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the biggest blows to Europe’s drive to forge an enduring monetary union since the euro was launched in 1999.