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Oct 29, 2014

PM Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state’s emir.

Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to consider further funding to help Britain’s push to develop cities in the north of the country and connect them to London using a high speed rail line, a statement released by his office said.

Oct 29, 2014

Britain’s Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state’s emir.

Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to consider further funding to help Britain’s push to develop cities in the north of the country and connect them to London using a high speed rail line, a statement released by his office said.

Oct 29, 2014

British PM Cameron’s bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s hopes of enshrining into law his promise of a referendum on European Union membership have collapsed after lawmakers said late on Tuesday that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked the legislation.

Cameron wants to renegotiate Britain’s ties with Europe and hold a referendum by 2017, while the Liberal Democrats and the opposition Labour party say a vote would be destabilizing.

Oct 29, 2014

Cameron’s bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s hopes of enshrining into law his promise of a referendum on European Union membership have collapsed after MPs said late on Tuesday that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked the legislation.

Cameron wants to renegotiate Britain’s ties with Europe and hold a referendum by 2017, while the Lib Dems and the opposition Labour party say a vote would be destabilising.

Oct 28, 2014

Qatar emir to face questions on militant funding on UK state visit

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim
bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his
country is funding Islamic State (IS) militants during a
three-day state visit to Britain which began on Tuesday.

Sheikh Tamim’s first official visit to Britain since
becoming emir in 2013 will include talks with Prime Minister
David Cameron and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

Oct 27, 2014

Anglican leader troubled by Britain’s anti-immigration rhetoric

LONDON (Reuters) – The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, said on Monday he had seen evidence of a rising tide of xenophobic sentiment within British communities and was worried by the tone of the country’s political debate over immigration.

Immigration sits at the top of the British political agenda seven months before a national election amid rising support for the UK Independence Party (UKIP), whose calls to curb migration have pushed Prime Minister David Cameron and other party leaders to harden their stances on the issue.

Oct 21, 2014

Argentina complains to BBC over “Top Gear” presenter Clarkson

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Argentina’s ambassador in London
has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy
Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show “Top
Gear,” of provocative and insulting behaviour during the filming
of an episode in Argentina.

Alicia Castro visited the BBC’s offices in person on Monday
to allege that Clarkson had evoked memories of the 1982
Falklands war during filming and then made insulting remarks
about the Argentine government and people.

Oct 20, 2014

EU’s Barroso warns Britain against “historic mistake” on immigration

LONDON (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout if he pursued an anti-immigration agenda designed to placate domestic voters.

Cameron retorted that British voters were concerned about immigration, and he was responding to those concerns. He has pledged to hold a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership if his Conservative party wins a 2015 election, as he takes an increasingly hawkish view on curbing migration within the EU and reviewing its freedom of movement principle.

Oct 20, 2014

EU’s Barroso warns Britain against ‘historic mistake’ on immigration rhetoric

LONDON (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout if he pursued an anti-immigration agenda designed to please domestic voters.

Barroso delivered his warning as Cameron, who has pledged to hold a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership if he wins a 2015 election, adopts an increasingly hawkish view on curbing migration within the bloc and reviewing its freedom of movement principle.

Oct 19, 2014

EU’s Barroso to Britain: Don’t alienate your friends in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will on Monday issue a plea to Britain not to isolate itself in Europe by picking fights over immigration, saying that European Union membership boosts British international clout.

Britain’s future in the 28-country trading bloc has been thrown into question by Prime Minister David Cameron, who has adopted an increasingly defiant stance on immigration to tackle the threat of the anti-EU UK Independence Party. UKIP’s rising popularity threatens his bid for re-election in 2015.