UK think tank sees more poverty, countering Cameron's message


LONDON - Up to 200,000 households with people in work in Britain will be pushed into poverty by the government's latest welfare reforms, according to a report published a day after Prime Minister David Cameron promised an "all-out assault on poverty".


Donald Trump takes Scottish windfarm fight to UK's top court 3:53pm BST

LONDON - Billionaire U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took his long battle against windfarms near his Scottish golf course to the UK Supreme Court on Thursday.


Russia must use influence to protect civilians in Syria - Britain 7:50am BST

BRUSSELS - Russia must use its influence to stop the Assad regime from bombing civilians, Britain's defence minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, telling Moscow its involvement in the Syrian civil war had made the conflict more dangerous.


PM vows to fight 'so hard' to get better EU deal for Britain 07 Oct 2015

MANCHESTER, England - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would fight hard in his talks to change Britain's relationship with the European Union, calling the 28-member bloc "too big, too bossy and too interfering".


China's central bank to sell up to 5 billion yuan of one-year bills in London soon - sources 10:04am BST

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - The People's Bank of China (PBOC) plans to issue up to 5 billion yuan (513 million pounds) of one-year bill in London soon, the first such debt issued by the central bank, three sources with direct knowledge told Reuters on Thursday.


UK surveyors says house price growth slows in Sept, home shortage is a worry 1:58am BST

LONDON, - British house prices rose more slowly in September as the number of deals grew, though the market remained hampered by a shortage of properties for sale, a body representing property valuers said on Thursday.


New UK minimum wage weighing on hiring - REC survey 12:06am BST

LONDON - Concerns among British employers about a new, higher minimum wage are contributing to a sharp slowdown in hiring via recruitment firms, according to a survey published on Thursday.


McGuinness says won't accept 'reckless' UK welfare cuts 07 Oct 2015

BELFAST - Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said on Wednesday his Sinn Fein party would not accept "reckless" social welfare cutbacks demanded by the British government that have become a major sticking point in crisis talks.

Former UK bishop jailed for sexual abuse of young men 07 Oct 2015

LONDON - A retired British Anglican bishop was jailed on Wednesday for exploiting his position to abuse young men, some of them aspiring priests, for sexual gratification over a 15-year period.


Britain's 'Ins' and 'Outs' brace for EU referendum tussle 07 Oct 2015

MANCHESTER, England - Britain's main pro-European lobby will go into battle next week to persuade voters they will be better off opting to stay in the EU in a referendum which Prime Minister David Cameron could call as early as next year.