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Apr 16, 2014

British lawmakers blame complacency for Taliban attack on base

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – British army commanders were
partly to blame for the inadequate defences and complacency that
allowed the Taliban to attack a base in Afghanistan, killing two
U.S. marines, a parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.

The September 2012 attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand
province saw 15 heavily-armed Taliban fighters dressed in U.S.
army uniforms cut the perimeter wire before destroying six U.S.
harrier jets and damaging many other aircraft and vehicles.

Apr 10, 2014

UK’s Cameron says rivals’ views on Europe ‘extremist’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron described rival parties’ views on the European Union as “extremist” on Thursday as he launched his bid to ward off a threat from an anti-EU party ahead of European Parliament elections.

Polls show the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigns for tighter immigration rules and to leave the EU, could win the most votes in next month’s European vote, pushing Cameron’s Conservatives into third place behind the opposition Labour Party.

Apr 8, 2014

Britain hosts first state visit of Irish president

LONDON (Reuters) – President Michael Higgins became the first Irish head of state on Tuesday to make a state visit to Britain, crowning a big improvement in historically fraught relations between Dublin and its former colonial master.

Clashes over British-ruled Northern Ireland saw more than 3,600 killed from the 1960s onward until a 1998 peace deal largely ended the conflict between Catholic groups wanting the province to become part of the Irish republic and Protestant groups determined to keep it within the United Kingdom.

Apr 7, 2014

UK ex-minister urges amnesty in Northern Ireland conflict

LONDON (Reuters) – An amnesty should be offered to all those involved in 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland, a former British government minister said, ahead of a state visit by the Irish president that will highlight improved ties between London and Dublin.

More than 3,600 people were killed in the Northern Irish “troubles” from the 1960s onward before a 1998 peace deal largely ended the conflict between Catholic groups wanting the province to become part of the Irish Republic and Protestant groups determined to keep it within the United Kingdom.

Apr 1, 2014

PM Cameron orders review into Muslim Brotherhood’s activities

LONDON (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron said, widening pressure on a veteran Islamist movement facing an intensifying crackdown in the Arab world.

The Brotherhood and affiliated organisations and parties are part of the political landscape in many Arab and Islamic states where they have placed deep roots in society thanks to their involvement in social and charitable works.

Apr 1, 2014

Britain’s PM orders review into Muslim Brotherhood’s activities

LONDON (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron said, widening pressure on a veteran Islamist movement facing an intensifying crackdown in the Arab world.

The Brotherhood and affiliated organizations and parties are part of the political landscape in many Arab and Islamic states where they have placed deep roots in society thanks to their involvement in social and charitable works.

Mar 27, 2014

Government announces 0.75 percent cap on annual pension scheme charges

LONDON (Reuters) – Annual charges on British workplace pension schemes that automatically enrol their members will be capped at 0.75 percent from April 2015 in what the UK pensions minister called “an end to rip-off pension charges”.

The charge cap, announced by Pensions Minister Steve Webb in the House of Commons on Thursday, is a further blow to the UK insurance industry following reforms scrapping compulsory annuity purchases announced by Chancellor George Osborne last week.

Mar 27, 2014

UK announces 0.75 pct cap on annual pension scheme charges

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – Annual charges on British
workplace pension schemes that automatically enrol their members
will be capped at 0.75 percent from April 2015 in what the UK
pensions minister called “an end to rip-off pension charges”.

The charge cap, announced by Pensions Minister Steve Webb in
the House of Commons on Thursday, is a further blow to the UK
insurance industry following reforms scrapping compulsory
annuity purchases announced by UK finance minister George
Osborne last week.

Mar 27, 2014

Ukraine shows Britain should not cut military too far – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – Events in Ukraine have shown Britain must not cut its armed forces too deeply, a committee of MPs said on Thursday, saying it was concerned that allies had begun to question the country’s military capabilities.

Britain has, over the last few years, been shrinking its armed forces by around a sixth as part of a plan to reduce the public debt, but the scale of the cuts has fuelled a debate about its ability to project force globally.

Mar 27, 2014

Ukraine shows Britain should not cut military too far: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – Events in Ukraine have shown Britain must not cut its armed forces too deeply, a committee of lawmakers said on Thursday, saying it was concerned that allies had begun to question the country’s military capabilities.

Britain has, over the last few years, been shrinking its armed forces by around a sixth as part of a plan to reduce the public debt, but the scale of the cuts has fuelled a debate about its ability to project force globally.

    • About Kylie

      "Kylie MacLellan covers equity capital markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on initial public offerings. She previously spent a year working in the UK politics and general news team, specialising in industrial relations and other employment related issues such as welfare."
      Joined Reuters:
      2008
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