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Security raised on London Tube after arrest

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. “The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs,” …

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UK’s Independent back in profit after going web-only

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Independent newspaper said Thursday it had returned to profit for the first time in more than 20 years, after ditching its print edition and going exclusively online. The left-leaning paper published its final print edition in March, the latest shake-up for the British …

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George Best film opens up football’s flawed genius

London, United Kingdom | AFP | George Best’s prodigious rise to football superstardom and plunge into alcoholic self-destruction is laid bare in a new documentary film that focuses on the character behind the tragic tale. “George Best: All By Himself”, which has its world premiere at the London Film Festival …

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London’s Tower Bridge closes until New Year

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London’s iconic Tower Bridge closed to vehicles for three months on Saturday for its first major maintenance works in nearly half a century. The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London — whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River …

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AB InBev cheers SABMiller takeover in ‘Megabrew’ deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Belgian-Brazilian brewer AB InBev savoured its status as the global leader in the beer industry after investors approved Wednesday its buyout of British rival SABMiller. Shareholders in SABMiller — currently the producer of Foster’s, Grolsch and Peroni lagers — overwhelmingly approved $103-billion (92-billion-euro) takeover …

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Moscow slams US, UK for ‘unacceptable’ UN statements on Syria

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of “barbarism” and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo. “We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the United …

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Glaxo becomes seventh female-led FTSE 100 firm

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday promoted its consumer healthcare head Emma Walmsley to chief executive, a move which will make her the most powerful woman on the FTSE 100. The 47-year-old, who succeeds outgoing boss Andrew Witty, will become the seventh female chief …

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