BIRMINGHAM England - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.
BRUSSELS - The formation of a new European Union executive hit trouble on Wednesday as splits among EU lawmakers held up confirmation of British and Spanish nominees and threatened to disrupt approval for France's choice to run economic policy.
An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. Joel Flynn reports. Video
Fierce fighting continues on the outskirts of the predominantly Kurdish border town of Kobani in Syria, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for more than two weeks. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
LONDON/PARIS - When Britain lost its last native car company 20 years ago, it was lamented across the political spectrum as a national catastrophe. Now, the tables have turned dramatically. Full Article
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