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Aug 24, 2014

British Ebola victim flown home as Congo finds new outbreak

FREETOWN/LONDON (Reuters) – A British medical worker was flown home from West Africa on Sunday after becoming the first Briton infected in the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, as a separate new outbreak of the disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo.

A specially adapted Royal Air Force cargo plane picked up the male healthcare worker in Sierra Leone on Sunday after Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond authorized his repatriation for treatment.

Aug 24, 2014

British Ebola victim flown back from Sierra Leone for treatment

FREETOWN/LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – A British healthcare
worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone – the first Briton
to catch the deadly virus – was flown home for treatment on
Sunday, as the World Health Organization confirmed another
foreign medic had caught the disease.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond authorised the
repatriation of the male medical worker – whose identity has not
been disclosed – after he was analysed by doctors from Britain
and Sierra Leone.

Aug 18, 2014

WikiLeaks’ Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK lets him

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid a sex crimes inquiry in Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, but Britain signaled it would still arrest him if he tried.

Assange made the surprise assertion during a news conference alongside Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. But his spokesman played down the chances of an imminent departure, saying the British government would first need to revise its position and let him leave without arrest, something it has repeatedly refused to do.

Aug 8, 2014

An independent Scotland could face currency limbo – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland may be left in a currency limbo if it votes for independence because it is uncertain if it could continue using the pound or immediately join the euro, British lawmakers warned on Friday.

Uncertainty over what currency would be used after independence remains a major campaign issue just weeks before Scots vote in a Sept. 18 referendum whether to leave the United Kingdom after 307 years of union with England.

Aug 8, 2014

An independent Scotland could face currency limbo -British lawmakers

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Scotland may be left in a currency
limbo if it votes for independence because it is uncertain if it
could continue using the pound or immediately join the euro,
British lawmakers warned on Friday.

Uncertainty over what currency would be used after
independence remains a major campaign issue just weeks before
Scots vote in a Sept. 18 referendum whether to leave the United
Kingdom after 307 years of union with England.

Aug 6, 2014

Colourful London mayor, potential Cameron successor, plans return to parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s colourful mayor, Boris Johnson, widely regarded as a potential challenger for Prime Minister David Cameron’s job, said on Wednesday he would try to run for parliament in next year’s national election.

Winning a parliamentary seat would be the first step in any bid to succeed Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party – a job that Johnson has coyly denied interest in for years while at the same time fuelling constant media speculation.

Aug 5, 2014

UK minister quits over ‘morally indefensible’ Gaza policy

LONDON (Reuters) – Sayeeda Warsi, a senior minister in Britain’s Foreign Office, resigned on Tuesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron’s government of taking a “morally indefensible” approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

While the British government has repeatedly called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Cameron has come under criticism from political opponents for what they say has been his reluctance to condemn Israel’s actions in stronger terms.

Jul 31, 2014

‘Complacent’ NATO unprepared for Russian threat – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable.

Parliament’s Defence Select Committee said events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine had revealed “alarming deficiencies” in NATO’s preparedness and should be a “wake-up call”.

Jul 30, 2014

‘Complacent’ NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable.

Parliament’s Defense Select Committee said events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine had revealed “alarming deficiencies” in NATO’s preparedness and should be a “wake-up call”.

Jul 25, 2014

Rival to Cameron in 2015 vote says can win despite poor image

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party said on Friday he could win a national election next May, despite his perceived image problem, by focusing on big policy ideas rather than photo opportunities.

Opinion polls put left-leaning Labour ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s governing Conservatives by around four percentage points but they also show few voters see Ed Miliband as a future prime minister, with many regarding him as being too socially awkward for the top job.

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      "Kylie MacLellan covers equity capital markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on initial public offerings. She previously spent a year working in the UK politics and general news team, specialising in industrial relations and other employment related issues such as welfare."
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