Guy's Feed
Aug 23, 2015

In thaw of Iran ties, Britain reopens ransacked embassy in Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Britain reopened its embassy in
Tehran on Sunday nearly four years after protesters ransacked
the ambassador’s residence and burned the Union Jack.

In a signal of the most striking thaw in Western ties with
Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watched
the British flag being raised in the garden of the opulent 19th
century building while the national anthem played.

Aug 23, 2015

In thaw of Iran ties, Hammond to reopen ransacked embassy in Tehran

KUWAIT (Reuters) – In a signal of the most striking thaw in the Western ties with Iran for over a decade, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will reopen the British embassy in Tehran nearly four years since protesters ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the Union Jack.

The nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic struck with six major world powers last month has prompted a flurry of European visits – including from German and French ministers – aimed at positioning for the end of Iran’s long economic isolation.

Aug 22, 2015

In thaw of Iran ties, Britain’s Hammond to reopen ransacked embassy in Tehran

KUWAIT, Aug 23 (Reuters) – In a signal of the most striking
thaw in the Western ties with Iran for over a decade, Foreign
Secretary Philip Hammond will reopen the British embassy in
Tehran nearly four years since protesters ransacked the elegant
ambassadorial residence and burned the Union Jack.

The nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic struck with six
major world powers last month has prompted a flurry of European
visits – including from German and French ministers – aimed at
positioning for the end of Iran’s long economic isolation.

Aug 20, 2015

Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran this weekend

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain will reopen its embassy
in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters
ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the
British flag.

The move marks a thawing of ties with Iran since it reached
a nuclear deal with the United States, China, Russia, Germany,
France and Britain.

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.