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Oct 13, 2014

UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion to recognize Palestine as a state

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state on Monday in a move which will not alter the government’s stance on the issue, but which carries symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of international recognition.

Britain does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel.

Oct 13, 2014

Cameron to abstain in symbolic vote on Palestine status

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron will not take part in a parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognise Palestine as a state, his spokesman said on Monday ahead of a debate designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

The spokesman said the vote, called by an opposition lawmaker, would not change Britain’s diplomatic stance. Britain does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel.

Oct 13, 2014

UK PM Cameron to abstain in symbolic vote on Palestine status

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will not take part in a parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognise Palestine as a state, his spokesman said on Monday ahead of a debate designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

The spokesman said the vote, called by an opposition lawmaker, would not change Britain’s diplomatic stance. Britain does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel.

Oct 8, 2014

UK to send troops, aircraft and ship to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is sending extra troops, aircraft and a naval vessel to Sierra Leone to help stem the spread of the Ebola virus, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said following a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee.

Prime Minster David Cameron chaired a meeting of the committee in an effort to assuage growing public concern about the spread of the deadly virus to Europe.

Oct 8, 2014

Cameron to chair Ebola meeting as virus reaches Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron will for the first time chair a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee on Wednesday to discuss the threat of Ebola, seeking to assuage growing public concern about the spread of the deadly virus to Europe.

The meeting comes amid fears that the worst Ebola outbreak on record could spread beyond West Africa after a nurse in Spain became the first person known to have caught the virus outside Africa and the World Health Organization warned that Europe was almost certain to see further cases.

Oct 6, 2014

UK retailer’s “France in decline” comment was pure cliché, PM says

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
rebuked the head of a major British retailer on Monday for
saying his country was “in decline”, dismissing the comments as
a cliched vision of France that the UK media loved to spread.

In a speech to lawmakers and financiers in London, Valls
rejected comments by John Lewis Managing Director Andy Street
who apologised last week after advising investors, in a
light-hearted after-dinner talk, to pull their money out of
France.

Oct 6, 2014

Poll predicts further losses for Cameron at hands of UKIP

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are likely to suffer a second embarrassing defeat by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) at a special election triggered by a defecting lawmaker, a poll showed on Sunday.

Former Conservative lawmaker Mark Reckless stole the headlines on the first day of Cameron’s annual conference last week by defecting to UKIP, which campaigns for a withdrawal from the European Union and tighter immigration controls.

Oct 5, 2014

Poll predicts further losses for UK PM Cameron at hands of UKIP

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are likely to suffer a second embarrassing defeat by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) at a special election triggered by a defecting lawmaker, a poll showed on Sunday.

Former Conservative lawmaker Mark Reckless stole the headlines on the first day of Cameron’s annual conference last week by defecting to UKIP, which campaigns for a withdrawal from the European Union and tighter immigration controls.

Oct 3, 2014

Deficit challenge looms before election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s general election.

    The upbeat message from Cameron on Wednesday has added to questions about the credibility of Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to wipe out the budget deficit by 2020.

Oct 2, 2014

Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s national election.

The upbeat message from Cameron on Wednesday has added to questions about the credibility of finance minister George Osborne’s plan to wipe out the budget deficit by 2020.