Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:43:58 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy sped up at the end of 2016, data showed, but over the whole year it was weaker than previously thought and there were signs that the Brexit vote will increasingly act as a brake on growth in 2017.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:58:52 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - Britain appointed experienced counter-terrorism officer Cressida Dick as London's new police chief on Wednesday, the first woman to hold the job but who is best known for heading an operation which led to the killing of an innocent Brazilian.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:53:23 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Nissan said on Wednesday that the Brexit-induced fall in the pound, which dropped by some 15 percent against the euro after the June 23 referendum, had left it slightly worse off.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:27:36 +0000ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police raided several houses and searched a mosque in the southern canton of Ticino on Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected Islamist activity, federal prosecutors said.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:29:39 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling on Wednesday that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human rights.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:13:31 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - A former Barclays trader had his jail term for conspiring to rig global Libor interest rates cut by one year to five-and-a-half years by the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:24:28 +0000LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group signalled a complete recovery from the financial crisis on Wednesday with its highest full-year profit in a decade, boosting the British government's ambition to return it to full private ownership in the next few months.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:00:58 +0000KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Wednesday named a North Korean diplomat along with a state airline official who are wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:28:02 +0000PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Bayrou, a centrist candidate in three past French presidential elections, was set to announce on Wednesday if he will run in this year's race for the Elysee, a move that could erode support for independent Emmanuel Macron.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:37 +0000BERGEN, Norway/LONDON (Reuters) - High-rise wooden buildings, led by "The Tree", a 52.8 metre (173 feet) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel.