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Mar 16, 2013

Britain’s Cameron tells fractious party to stay focused

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to quell talk of a leadership challenge after a run of political setbacks, telling activists in his center-right Conservative party on Saturday to concentrate on winning the next national election in 2015.

Cameron is under pressure from a growing number of party legislators and activists who have broken ranks to say they are unhappy with his policies. The economy is stagnant, heading for a possible third recession in four years, and the Labour opposition holds a 10-point lead in opinion polls.

Mar 16, 2013

Cameron tells fractious party to stay focused

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron sought to quell talk of a leadership challenge after a run of political setbacks, telling activists in his Conservative party on Saturday to concentrate on winning the next national election in 2015.

Cameron is under pressure from a growing number of party legislators and activists who have broken ranks to say they are unhappy with his policies. The economy is stagnant, heading for a possible third recession in four years, and the Labour opposition holds a 10-point lead in opinion polls.

Mar 14, 2013

UK hacking arrests spread beyond Murdoch papers

LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested four former editors from the Sunday Mirror tabloid on Thursday – the first journalists from a newspaper outside Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to be detained in a phone hacking scandal that shocked Britain.

Shares in Trinity Mirror fell 21 percent, wiping over 60 million pounds ($90 million) off its value after police said they were looking into a suspected conspiracy at its Mirror Group between 2003 and 2004 to intercept telephone voicemails.

Mar 10, 2013

Lib Dems say ready for comeback

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s junior coalition partners, struggling with falling poll ratings, promised voters on Sunday that winning a vote for a parliamentary seat was proof it was ready for a comeback.

The coalition, led by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, has been hard on the Liberal Democrats, out of power for generations until its creation following an inconclusive national election in 2010.

Feb 26, 2013

Police to review sex scandal claims at Lib Dems

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they would review accusations of sexual misconduct made against a former official of the coalition’s Lib Dems, intensifying a scandal that threatens to overwhelm the party ahead of a by-election.

Detectives from London’s police force will consider whether “criminal activity” took place relating to the allegations of sexual impropriety made against the party’s former chief executive Chris Rennard, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

Feb 25, 2013

British police to review sex scandal claims at Lib Dems

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they would review accusations of sexual misconduct made against a former official of the coalition’s Lib Dems, intensifying a scandal that threatens to overwhelm the party ahead of a by-election.

Detectives from London’s police force will consider whether “criminal activity” took place relating to the allegations of sexual impropriety made against the party’s former chief executive Chris Rennard, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

Feb 25, 2013

UK police to review sex scandal claims at coalition party

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said they would review accusations of sexual misconduct made against a former official of the coalition’s Liberal Democrats, intensifying a scandal that threatens to overwhelm the party ahead of a by-election.

Detectives from London’s police force will consider whether “criminal activity” took place relating to the allegations of sexual impropriety made against the party’s former chief executive Chris Rennard, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

Feb 10, 2013

Horse trading exposed by British beef scandal

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – As Britons choke on discovering
they may have eaten horse that was imported as beef, and
ministers blame an “international criminal conspiracy”, this new
scandal has exposed the sometimes murky labyrinth by which food
reaches Europe’s dinner tables.

Lurid headlines reveal a culinary gulf between distaste for
the notion of horsemeat in Britain and its status as a delicacy
elsewhere in Europe. But as governments play down the health
risks, a greater impact may stem from a shattering of public
confidence in EU systems of labelling and quality control
introduced after previous threats hit the human food chain.

Feb 9, 2013

France and Britain promise punishment in horsemeat scandal

PARIS/LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – The French and British
governments promised on Saturday to punish those found
responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart
of a growing scandal that started in Britain but is quickly
spreading to France.

French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said an
investigation had found that the horsemeat had originated in
Romania, although there were links with French, Dutch and
Cypriot firms and a factory in Luxembourg.

Feb 9, 2013

France promises punishment in horsemeat scandal

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – The French and British governments promised on Saturday to punish those found responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart of a growing scandal that started in Britain but is quickly spreading to France.

French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said an investigation had found that the horsemeat had originated in Romania, although there were links with French, Dutch and Cypriot firms and a factory in Luxembourg.