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  • Rules apply to all, Germany says on Britain's row over EU bill

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Wednesday said that each EU member state should accept its bill from the EU Commission, signaling unease over Britain's reluctance to pay an additional 2.1 billion euros to Brussels. The German government's...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • UK's Cameron rejects Scottish proposal on EU referendum

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four...
  • 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...
  • In blow to PM Cameron, lawmakers criticize UK's immigration 'mess'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's border and immigration system is a "mess", lawmakers said on Wednesday in a report which will increase pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron's government to take a tougher line on migrants ahead of next year's national...
  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest since July 2013 in September

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year last month, as evidence mounts that a big rebound in housing market activity over the past year has come off the boil. The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for...
  • UK charities group launches appeal for Ebola, first for a disease

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak in west Africa on Wednesday, the first time the charities group has sought to raise money in response to a disease. The outbreak...
  • Ireland warns Britain against opting out of EU arrest laws

    DUBLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland has urged Britain not to bow to domestic pressure to ditch European Union laws that allow suspected criminals to be arrested in other member states, saying such a move could undermine bilateral efforts to tackle terrorism...
  • Bank of England's Cunliffe says can keep rates low for longer

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England can afford to keep interest rates at their current record low for longer than thought, due to weak pay, low inflation and a darker international outlook, Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Tuesday. Cunliffe's...
  • Ebola 'warriors' step forward for training in Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - In a stifling room in a sports stadium in Freetown, a dozen young people watch intently as three British soldiers show them how to put on several layers of protective clothing needed to enter an Ebola treatment center "red zone"....
  • In Theory: On mandated tolerance at religious schools

    After allegations last spring that several schools in Birmingham, England had been infiltrated by a group of people “with a restricted and narrow interpretation of their faith” trying to achieve an “Islamisation” of secular state...