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Charity distributes cannabis scratch and sniff cards – The Guardian

Marijuana-scented cards are being distributed across the UK in the hope that they will help people to literally sniff out crime. The scratch and sniff cards, the initiative of independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, are intended to help people identify illegal cannabis farms in their neighbourhood. Over the last two years police forces have seized more […]

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. still leads […]

UK Leadership Keeps Faith in Austerity – Wall Street Journal

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China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. still leads […]

All sides claim victory with new UK press regulator – except the press – Christian Science Monitor

The new regulator can impose tough fines with the force of law, pleasing Labour and the Lib Dems, but there is a safeguard against one party influencing its actions, pleasing Conservatives.¬† By Ian Evans,¬†Correspondent / March 18, 2013 Brian Cathcart, Executive Director of Hacked Off (2nd L), speaks at a news conference in central London […]

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

18 March 2013 Last updated at 12:20 ET By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News Many in Cyprus are furious that they will have to pay a levy of up to 9.9% on their deposits The head of the UK’s deposit safety net […]

UK to Create New Press Regulator – Fox Business

Nearly two years after a scandal over illegal reporting tactics embroiled News Corp.’s U.K. tabloids, Britain’s main political parties agreed to create a new press regulator designed to stamp out egregious news-gathering behavior. The regulator will have the power to require newspapers to print apologies and corrections when they break a code of practice, and […]

Universal Music UK Announces Launch of Virgin EMI Records – Billboard

Universal Music UK’s chairman and CEO David Joseph has announced the launch of Virgin EMI, an amalgamation of Universal Music subsidiary Mercury Records and Virgin Records, one of the many labels acquired by Universal in its takeover of EMI last year. Virgin EMI will incorporate the executive staffs and artists of Mercury Records, including the […]

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

18 March 2013 Last updated at 12:20 ET By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News Many in Cyprus are furious that they will have to pay a levy of up to 9.9% on their deposits The head of the UK’s deposit safety net […]

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. still leads […]