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  • British anti-doping body signs agreement with Crime Agency

    UK Anti-Doping has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Crime Agency as Britain beefs up its fight against the use and distribution of performance-enhancing substances. The independent body, created by the government in 2009 to...
  • UK says review of EU shows bloc must relinquish power 'in many areas'

    The European Union must relinquish power "in many areas" in favor of member states, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, announcing the end of a two year review of his country's relations with the bloc. Prime Minister David...
  • EU court says British visa rule illegal

    The European Union's supreme court told Britain on Thursday that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold a residence permit from another member state. Ruling in the case of...
  • UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

    British finance minister George Osborne was criticized by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials. In...
  • UK gives Falklands medal for Argentine war role, hails Thatcher memorial

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday hailed plans to erect a memorial to Margaret Thatcher in the contested Falkand Islands and announced Britain would be giving the British Overseas Territory a medal for its role in a 1982 war with Argentina. The...
  • Netflix Run Brings U.K.'s 'Black Mirror' Into Light for U.S. Auds

    A bizarre and unsettling British sci-fi series that no traditional American TV network wanted to touch, "Black Mirror" has vaulted into the cultural zeitgeist Stateside after Netflix bought exclusive U.S. streaming rights for the show, whose two seasons...
  • UK earnings recovery might not help Cameron much before vote

    The wages of British workers are rising and inflation is tumbling, but a turnaround in living standards may prove to be too little, too late for Prime Minister David Cameron as national elections approach. Earnings, excluding bonuses, grew by more than...
  • Bank of England's Cunliffe sees little direct exposure to UK from Russia

    Britain has little direct exposure to economic turmoil in Russia, but it is important to weigh up risks to the financial system resulting from the market strife, a senior Bank of England official said on Wednesday. BoE Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe also...
  • British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan

    British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan
    The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement. "We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
  • 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...