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  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • EU says can discuss UK welfare changes, opposes abuses

    The European Commission said on Friday that proposals by British Prime Minister David Cameron to limit welfare payments to immigrants from other EU states would be discussed "without drama" and said EU law gave national parliaments scope to tackle...
  • Turner's Rome masterpiece to go under the hammer

    A major oil painting by J.M.W. Turner goes on sale in London next week amid renewed interest in one of Britain's greatest artists, sparked by an acclaimed film biopic. Described by auction house Sotheby's as one of the greatest masterpieces of British...
  • Bargains and brawls: 'Black Friday' comes to Britain

    British police officers were called to stores across the country on Friday as the "Black Friday" shopping frenzy imported from the United States brought surging crowds and fights over sharply discounted goods. For the first time, most British retailers...
  • Cameron tells EU: let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving

    Prime Minister David Cameron could campaign for Britain to leave the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to his country's welfare system, he hinted on Friday, but said he was confident it wouldn't come to that. In a speech...
  • Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit: UK's Cameron

    Britain's continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn on Friday. In a speech designed to breathe...
  • UK's Osborne seeks sweet spot between budget pain and electoral gain

    British finance minister George Osborne will try next week to convince voters only he can be trusted to run the economy, delivering an uncompromising fiscal plan in a budget update six months before national elections. Osborne will focus his Autumn...
  • Net migration to UK surges in blow to PM Cameron before election

    Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a blow to his re-election campaign on Thursday after his pledge to cut migration to the tens of thousands was undermined by new data showing a net 260,000 people moved to Britain in the year to June. The data,...
  • UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

    Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralized system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The deal,...
  • White vans and pickups: sending signals from behind the wheel

    Automobiles are supposed to get you from Point A to Point B. They can also get you into trouble, even if you aren't driving or riding in one, because they possess potent social symbolism. Emily Thornberry, a Labour member of the U.K. parliament, learned...
  • Media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among those hit were the...