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October 11, 2013 Organic Doctor, a naturally inspired skin care range in the U.K., is now available exclusively at Vitamin World stores across America marking the first time that the retailer has carried a line of personal care items. October 10, 2013 A coalition of organizations that includes major retail pharmacy and drug manufacturing groups is warning consumers against purchasing drug from foreign, online outlets. October 8, 2013 Consumers in the United States are more likely than those in three other countries to say they prefer to receive generic drugs over branded drugs, according to a new study. October 3, 2013 GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced it has acquired A1 Sports Limited (d.b.a. Discount Supplements), a multi-brand sports nutrition e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom. September 10, 2013 European regulators have approved the European Union’s first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. The new product, made by U.S.-based Hospira, comes seven years after the approval of Europe’s first biosimilar. September 10, 2013 Private investment firm Yucaipa Cos., which was founded by billionaire Ron Burkle, has announced that it plans to acquire Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from U.K.-based Tesco PLC. September 4, 2013 IRI acquires Aztec from Aegis Media IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media. August 19, 2013 Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app.

UK Cameron’s party pledges budget surplus if it wins election By Guy Faulconbridge, Andrew Osborn | September 30, 2013 07:42 PM Finance minister George Osborne promised he would continue to cut spending to wipe out Britain’s budget deficit if the Conservatives won the 2015 election, but signalled there could be more money for infrastructure investment. British man arrested in Kenya after mall siege September 25, 2013 12:32 PM The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been arrested in Kenya following the siege at an upscale mall that has left dozens dead. Syria regime would call for ceasefire at Geneva talks: deputy PM September 19, 2013 10:30 PM The Syrian government believes the civil war ravaging the country has reached a stalemate and would call for a ceasefire if long-stalled peace talks in Geneva were to take place, the deputy prime minister told Britain’s Guardian on Thursday. Damascus says West trying to impose will on Syrian people September 17, 2013 11:49 AM Damascus accuses the West of trying to impose its will on the Syrian people, after major powers said they would press for a UN resolution to rid Syria of chemical arms. Eleven G20 states urge ‘strong response’ to Syria chem attack September 06, 2013 06:02 PM (Last Updated: 06/09/2013 06:45 PM) Eleven G20 states call for a “strong international response” to a chemical weapons attack in Syria they said was clearly carried out by the regime. Syria rebels attack regime-held Christian village By Karin Laub | September 04, 2013 09:44 PM A nun and activists say rebel fighters have attacked a regime-held, predominantly Christian village, commandeering a mountaintop hotel and shelling the ancient community from there. British Embassy calls for scholarship applications September 04, 2013 12:22 AM The British Embassy in Beirut has issued its annual call for graduates keen to continue their education in the U.K. with the launching of the 2014-15 edition of the Chevening Scholarship. September 02, 2013 05:44 PM (Last Updated: 02/09/2013 06:11 PM) Friends of Syria representatives, probably foreign ministers, to meet in Rome on Sept. 8: Diplomatic source Putin aide says British vote reflects dangers of Syria strike August 30, 2013 01:42 PM The British parliament’s refusal to authorise a potential strike on Syria showed a growing understanding of the risks of military intervention in the conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s senior foreign policy adviser said on Friday. French position on Syria unchanged despite British setback: Hollande August 30, 2013 11:58 AM (Last Updated: 30/08/2013 12:38 PM) French President Francois Hollande said a British parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria would not affect France’s will to act to punish Bashar al-Assad’s government for an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians. Syria opposition chief: strikes are a moral duty August 30, 2013 11:36 AM (Last Updated: 30/08/2013 12:40 PM) The head of the Western-backed Syrian opposition says that the British parliament’s failure to endorse military action in Syria isn’t enough to hold back strikes by other allies. U.S.