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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...
  • 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...
  • UK lawmakers will ask U.S. for secret parts of CIA report, to scrutinize UK spies

    A powerful British parliamentary committee will ask the United States to hand over blacked out parts of a report into the CIA, to try to establish whether British spies were complicit in torture or rendition, its chairman said on Sunday. If parliament'...
  • UK coalition partner accuses Cameron of 'devastating' spending cuts

    The junior partner in Britain's two-party coalition government, the Liberal Democrats, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of planning "devastating" spending cuts, their latest attempt to differentiate themselves before next year's election....
  • 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...
  • EU's Juncker tells Britain to ease up on migrants

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned Britain not to discriminate against workers from fellow EU countries and said any moves to restrict the free movement of people could ultimately harm capital flows into London's financial center....
  • Scottish Labour picks new leader as UK election battle looms

    The opposition Labour party has chosen former cabinet minister Jim Murphy as its leader in Scotland where he will have the job of trying to hold on to the seats the party needs to win a British national election due in May. The former Secretary of...
  • Computer fault identified as UK flight chaos abates

    A system failure affecting air traffic control workstations was to blame for disruption to thousands of passengers coming in and out of Britain's biggest airports, officials said, as services returned to normal on Saturday. A small number of flights...
  • 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...