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  • Cameron's plans to shake up English lawmaking worry his rivals

    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...
  • Plunging oil prices could boost geopolitical tensions: Bank of England report

    Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil and gas firms and destabilize euro zone inflation expectations, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. In a half-yearly assessment of global financial risks,...
  • UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low

    British inflation fell unexpectedly to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices...
  • Britain to set up inquiry into air traffic failure

    Britain will set up an inquiry into a technical failure at an air traffic control centre that caused widespread disruption to London flights last week, an investigation that the transport minister said should be completed by March. Hundreds of flights...
  • Asking prices for UK homes suffer record fall: Rightmove

    Asking prices for homes on sale in Britain posted the largest monthly fall on record in December but are likely to rise by between 4 and 5 percent next year, property website Rightmove said on Monday. The 3.3 percent drop took prices of property coming...
  • UK construction output slides in October

    British construction output suffered an unexpected sharp fall in October, even as growth in preceding months was revised up and handed a slight boost to overall economic growth in the third quarter. Construction output fell 2.2 percent in October after...
  • UK hedge fund divorce ruling reveals Hohn charity split row

    The acrimonious divorce of Britain's most generous philanthropists, hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn and his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, could lead to a split of one of the largest private charities in the world. A $530 million divorce...
  • How to do it: Follow American example

    The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified. It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...
  • London flight delays could continue into weekend after computer glitch

    A computer failure caused widespread disruptions in airline service around London on Friday, grounding flights and stranding passengers at one of the busiest times of the week. Britain’s air traffic control service confirmed a “technical...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored

    Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored
    Now that the U.S. Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture practices is out, the question remains whether its revelations do anything to fill the global vacuum of moral authority, which the U.S. created by reacting so violently to the 9/...
  • UK services sector expands faster than expected in November: PMI

    Britain's services sector expanded faster than expected last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may be slowing less than previously thought following a year of robust growth. The closely watched Markit/CIPS services purchasing...