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Oct 6, 2015

Britain may need treaty change promise in talks with EU: minister

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron may need a promise of changes to European Union treaties to secure concessions he is seeking to keep Britain in the bloc but exploratory talks are going well, Europe Minister David Lidington said.

Cameron is seeking to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the bloc it joined in 1973 as the ‘in’ and ‘out’ campaigns prepare for a referendum on membership before the end of 2017.

Oct 4, 2015

Cameron refuses to rule out Brexit, says recasting EU ties hard work

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David
Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain’s ties with the
European Union was “bloody hard work” and refused to rule out
campaigning for a British exit in a referendum if other EU
leaders failed to grant him the concessions he wants.

As his ruling Conservative Party gathered for an annual
meeting, Cameron urged his party to be patient over Britain’s
relationship with Europe ahead of a vote on membership which he
has promised by the end of 2017.

Oct 3, 2015

Cameron says will not be rushed on EU referendum date

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain’s ties with the European Union was “bloody hard work” but that he would not be rushed into naming a date for a referendum on membership, The Sunday Telegraph reported.

On the eve of an annual gathering of his ruling Conservative Party, Cameron urged his lawmakers and supporters to show patience over the issue of Europe which is likely to dominate the conference in the northern English city of Manchester.

Oct 3, 2015

British PM Cameron says will not be rushed on EU referendum date

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain’s ties with the European Union was “bloody hard work” but that he would not be rushed into naming a date for a referendum on membership, The Sunday Telegraph reported.

On the eve of an annual gathering of his ruling Conservative Party, Cameron urged his lawmakers and supporters to show patience over the issue of Europe which is likely to dominate the conference in the northern English city of Manchester.

Oct 2, 2015

One in five of PM Cameron’s lawmakers may favour “Brexit”-lobby group

LONDON (Reuters) – As many as one in five of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s lawmakers is likely to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum, research showed on Friday, with the “Brexit” issue likely to dominate the party’s annual conference next week.

Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties ahead of a membership vote by the end of 2017. He favours staying in a reformed EU but has said he will rule nothing out if he cannot get changes, including curbs on welfare payments to EU migrants.

Oct 2, 2015

One in five of PM Cameron’s lawmakers likely to back ‘Brexit': Open Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – As many as one in five of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s lawmakers is likely to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum, new research showed on Friday, indicating the scale of the divide over Europe in the ruling Conservative Party.

For at least a generation, Cameron’s party has been riven by a conflict over Europe that contributed to the downfall of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, the last two Conservative prime ministers.

Oct 1, 2015

Europe’s migrant influx turning British voters against EU – ‘Out’ funder

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Europe’s rushed acceptance of
hundreds of thousands of migrants is turning many Britons
against the European Union ahead of a vote on membership that
Prime Minister David Cameron could call as early as March, a
funder of the Out campaign said.

Arron Banks, a multi-millionaire British insurance tycoon
who is bankrolling the Leave.EU campaign, said Cameron’s attempt
to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties was doomed to failure and that
events may prompt him to go for a referendum early.

Sep 22, 2015

Exclusive – ‘Putin’s banker’ Pugachev files 7.7 billion pounds claim against Russia

PARIS (Reuters) – Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed “Putin’s banker” because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a $12 billion (7.76 billion pounds) claim against Russia after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favour with President Vladimir Putin.

“Over the past few years, Russia has pursued a multi-pronged attack against me, my family, and my investments,” Pugachev said in a written statement on Tuesday. “I refuse to be intimidated by Russia’s tactics.”

Sep 21, 2015

Exclusive: ‘Putin’s banker’ Pugachev files $10 billion claim against Russia

LONDON (Reuters) – Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed “Putin’s banker” because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a claim against Russia for more than $10 billion after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favor with President Vladimir Putin.

The claim was filed in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on Monday, a source close to Pugachev told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Lawyers for Pugachev will outline his claim against Russia on Tuesday in Paris, the source said.

Sep 21, 2015

‘Putin’s banker’ Pugachev files $10 billion claim against Russia

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once
dubbed “Putin’s banker” because of his influence in the Kremlin,
has filed a claim against Russia for more than $10 billion after
his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favour
with President Vladimir Putin.

The claim was filed in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in
The Hague on Monday, a source close to Pugachev told Reuters on
condition of anonymity. Lawyers for Pugachev will outline his
claim against Russia on Tuesday in Paris, the source said.