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Jan 28, 2015

Britain to privatise more defence assets pre-May election -minister

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Britain will privatise three more
defence assets before May’s general election, Defence Secretary
Michael Fallon said on Wednesday, warning the job of finding
savings was “far from over”.

Since coming into power in 2010, the government has
generated nearly 380 million pounds ($580 million) from selling
off military-owned property, including old barracks, polo fields
and a disused underground station in London.

Jan 20, 2015

Britain confident of ‘substantial’ EU reform: foreign secretary

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign secretary said on Tuesday he was confident of negotiating a “substantial” package of reforms in the European Union after visiting capitals across the region and being told by EU members that they want Britain to stay in the bloc.

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the EU ahead of a referendum on its membership if his Conservative party is re-elected in a national vote in May.

Jan 7, 2015

Merkel says she wants Greece to stay in the euro zone

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel played down the chances of a Greek exit from the euro zone on Wednesday, but made clear she expected Athens to stick to the terms of its international bailouts after this month’s election.

The chancellor addressed the issue for the first time since a German magazine said at the weekend her government had shifted its stance and was ready to accept a “Grexit” if Athens failed to meet its commitments under EU/IMF rescue packages totalling 240 billion euros.

Jan 7, 2015

Corrected – UK’s Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – (Corrects story published on Jan 4 to add source to first paragraph. Also corrects paragraph four to show that Buckingham Palace has not identified Jane Doe #3 as Virginia Roberts.)

Buckingham Palace denied on Sunday that Prince Andrew had had sex with an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced U.S. financier, and named by some British newspapers as 17-year-old Virginia Roberts.

Jan 7, 2015

Merkel to give little ground to Cameron over EU reform

LONDON (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will give little ground on Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron seeks her help in curbing EU migration, insisting that free movement of workers is crucial to the bloc.

Cameron, whose Conservatives are losing support to the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) before an election in May, plans to raise his proposals on reforming the European Union when he meets Merkel in London to discuss Germany’s presidency of the G7.

Jan 7, 2015

Merkel to give little ground to Cameron over EU reform on visit

LONDON (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will give little ground on Wednesday as British Prime Minister David Cameron seeks her help in curbing EU migration, insisting that free movement of workers is crucial to the bloc.

Cameron, whose Conservatives are losing support to the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) before an election in May, plans to raise his proposals on reforming the European Union when he meets Merkel in London to discuss Germany’s presidency of the G7.

Jan 5, 2015

UK’s Prince Andrew steps up denial of underage sex

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace stepped up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced U.S. financier, and named the alleged victim whose anonymity was preserved in court documents filed last week.

Buckingham Palace had already denied on Friday allegations made in Florida court documents by the woman, who said she was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth.

Jan 4, 2015

UK’s Cameron will move EU referendum forward if possible

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he would like to bring forward a planned referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union from 2017 if possible.

Under pressure from Eurosceptic members of his own party and the rise in popularity of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the 28-nation bloc and try to claw back powers to London.

Dec 16, 2014

Cameron’s plans to shake up lawmaking worry his rivals

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s two main political parties accused each other on Tuesday of putting the future of the nation at risk as they drew battle lines over how to reform the constitution after Scotland’s failed bid for independence.

A last-ditch promise to transfer powers to Scotland’s devolved parliament from London helped swing a close referendum in September in favour of keeping the United Kingdom together, but that has awakened decades-old grievances over imbalances in the way laws are made in England.

Dec 16, 2014

Cameron’s plans to shake up English lawmaking worry his rivals

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s two main political parties accused each other on Tuesday of putting the future of the nation at risk as they drew battle lines over how to reform the constitution after Scotland’s failed bid for independence.

A last-ditch promise to transfer powers to Scotland’s devolved parliament from London helped swing a close referendum in September in favor of keeping the United Kingdom together, but that has awakened decades-old grievances over imbalances in the way laws are made in England.

    • 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."
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      2008
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