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  • Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform

    British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K. needs to renegotiate its relationship with the European...
  • Ireland's parliament votes in favor of Aer Lingus share sale

    Ireland's parliament on Thursday voted in favor of selling off the country's share in the Aer Lingus airline as part of a 1.4 billion euro (US$1.53 billion) takeover bid by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways. The...
  • UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech

    Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union. It was the 62nd...
  • British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed

    British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed
    When Vanessa Purdy spotted a poster inviting her to earn shopping vouchers for breast-feeding, she didn't think twice about signing up. "I thought, 'If I can get money for breast-feeding, why not?' " the 31-year-old mother said on a recent afternoon...
  • Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy

    Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British news media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic...
  • Germany wants UK in EU, but warns of limits on concessions

    Germany's foreign minister says Berlin wants the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, but warns there are limits to how far other EU countries can go to accommodate British demands for change in the bloc. Britain's new government wants to...
  • Eccentric, centuries-old customs at Queen's Speech

    The Queen's Speech, which formally opens Britain's parliament each year, is a colorful ceremony steeped in traditions dating back centuries. The costumes and elaborate rituals may appear eccentric today, but many reflect historic tensions between the...
  • Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to IAG

    Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday. IAG,...
  • Britain faces tension over push for less EU control

    British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to continental Europe this week on a campaign to curtail EU involvement in national affairs. France and Germany, meanwhile, want to move in the opposite direction. Which formula is more likely to ensure the EU's...
  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries. The attraction...
  • UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

    Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron...