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Russia warns UK against arming Syrian rebels – The Guardian

Russia warns UK against arming Syrian rebels – The Guardian

The UK and Russia remain at odds over the supply of arms to Syria‘s opposition, with Moscow suggesting that any move by the British government to give the rebels military equipment would breach international law. The foreign secretary, William Hague, held talks in London with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in a meeting also attended […]

UK Anti-Doping chief executive backs use of lie detectors – The Guardian

UK Anti-Doping’s chief executive, Andy Parkinson, says the organisation would back the introduction of lie-detector tests and believes the authorities need to be more innovative in their fight against offenders. Evidence from a polygraph test was accepted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport during the cases of the Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador and the […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 confirmed for UK mobile networks – ZDNet

The next device in the Galaxy range, expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S4, will be supported by the UK’s mobile operators when it’s announced on Thursday. Three, Orange, T-Mobile and EE have all confirmed they will be offering the device. EE, which is an amalgamation of Orange and T-Mobile […]

Late Easter breaks in the UK – The Guardian

Late Easter breaks in the UK – The Guardian

Farmstay in mid-Wales Among the hills and rivers of the Upper Wye Valley, just north of Rhayader, sits Nannerth Fawr Farm, a 200-acre working farm that ticks every box as far as family spring breaks are concerned. There are river and woodland walks, purpose-built cycle routes (borrow bikes by arrangement or bring your own), an […]

EDF drops lawsuit against environmental activists after backlash – The Guardian

The energy company EDF has dropped a £5m civil lawsuit against a group of 21 activists who occupied one of its gas-fired power plants for a week in October 2012, in a move described by supporters of the demonstrators as a “humiliating climbdown”. EDF faced a strong public backlash against its civil suit, which was […]

Leveson discussions could ‘castrate’ UK press, says Mirror’s Lloyd Embley – The Guardian

Daily Mirror editor-in-chief Lloyd Embley fears the deadlock in Leveson proposal discussions could ultimately lead to flawed regulations that “castrate” the UK press. Embley, who is also editor-in-chief of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, told the ISBA annual conference in London on Wednesday that the protracted talks could turn into a “political football”. “Leveson […]

UK puts Brazil visitor visa crackdown on hold – BBC News

UK puts Brazil visitor visa crackdown on hold – BBC News

13 March 2013 Last updated at 04:52 ET The government is under pressure to reduce immigration Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May. Like US, Canadian or Australian citizens, Brazilians can […]

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday March 13 – Reuters

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:25am EDT LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13-26 points, or as much as 0.4 percent, on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index ended up 6.99 points, or […]

World stocks down on bleak UK factory production – Huffington Post

BANGKOK — World stock markets ran out of steam Wednesday after a sharp drop in Britain’s industrial production and a warning from the head of Germany’s central bank that the euro debt crisis isn’t over. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Tuesday that the European Union needs to move ahead with reforms to keep troubles in […]

UK Science and Technology Firms Starved of Credit – Fox Business

A lack of affordable credit in the U.K. is stopping smaller U.K. science and technology firms from getting products to market, obstructing growth in a crucial part of the economy, a panel of British lawmakers said Wednesday. The report from the Science and Technology Committee, which urges the government to increase funding for the sector […]