Britain


France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'

2015-05-28 10:08

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris.

Brexit may prompt Deutsche Bank to leave UK

2015-05-20 09:42

The Deutsche Bank is considering whether to cease all its operations in Britain if it decides to exit the EU.

Concern over Iran nuke deal

2015-04-03 07:52

Israel and Arab countries have expressed concern that a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers could further boost Iran's influence in the region.

Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

2015-02-23 14:33

The families of three missing British schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group have issued emotional public appeals urging them to come home.

UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

2014-11-28 14:09

In bid to placate immigration critics, David Cameron says Britain will curb benefits for EU migrants.

British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

2014-09-25 17:34

British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologise to Queen Elizabeth II in person after describing how she "purred" down the telephone when he told her Scotland had rejected independence.

Parents of boy with brain tumour appear in court

2014-09-01 13:51

The parents of a British boy taken out of hospital in Britain without medical consent have appeared before a Spanish judge on an extradition hearing.

Brown sets aside feud to try to keep Scotland in UK

2014-08-27 14:46

Former British PM Gordon Brown will set aside a long-running feud to make his first public appearance with Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the UK.

Psychiatrists to examine man over 'bomb hoax'

2014-08-06 18:41

A man arrested over a suspected bomb hoax on a Manchester-bound Qatar Airways flight has been ordered to take a psychiatric evaluation under Britain's Mental Health Act.

UK holds crisis meeting on Ebola, warns of threat

2014-07-30 20:56

British officials have held a crisis meeting and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further.

 

Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

2015-05-26 14:52

Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the US or Britain.

British manufacturing cools as voting looms

2015-05-01 15:40

British manufacturing growth has slowed sharply in April, underlining the uneven nature of an economic recovery that is at the heart of the country's elections.

UK police defend actions in missing girls case

2015-02-24 13:59

British police are defending their actions as the search continues for three British teenage girls believed to have travelled to Turkey and to be heading to Syria to support extremists.

Thousands of holidaymakers stranded in French Alps

2014-12-28 10:07

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15 000 drivers stranded, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home.

British banks on red alert for hackers

2014-11-19 19:16

In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers.

UK government lends hand to BP in oil spill ruling

2014-09-08 12:15

The British government has urged the US Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling against BP over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Cameron: Scotland should stay in Britain

2014-08-28 14:15

British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a case for the economic benefits of Scotland staying in the UK as a divided business community takes sides.

British banks approve fewer home loans

2014-08-26 13:30

British banks have approved fewer home loans in July than in June, as tighter rules on mortgages lending introduced in April took the heat off the housing market.

Britain to map 100 000 DNA code sequences

2014-08-01 12:03

British scientists are to map 100 000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases.

Lloyds Bank fined $370m for Libor rigging

2014-07-28 17:12

Britain's Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay $370m to US and British authorities investigating its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal.

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