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Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

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LONDON - The head of a British government agency that hands out billions of pounds of loans to local authorities has resigned after failing to reveal he was bankrupt, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday.

Labour Party hires Obama strategist for 2015 poll

LONDON - Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped President Barack Obama win two presidential terms, to help with its campaign for the 2015 election, the party said on Friday.

UK, World 18 Apr 2014

Obama: Ukraine diplomacy holds hope but sanctions ready

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but warned that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve.

World 18 Apr 2014

Obama: Ukraine diplomacy holds hope but sanctions ready

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve.

World, 17 Apr 2014

Coulson tells court he heard hacked messages

LONDON - Andy Coulson, the former media chief to British Prime Minister David Cameron, told a London court on Wednesday he had listened to a recording of hacked voicemail messages left by the then interior minister in 2004.

UK, 16 Apr 2014

Starbucks to move European base to London, pay more UK tax

LONDON - Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday.

Business, UK, Davos 16 Apr 2014

China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks

BEIJING/LONDON - China accused Britain on Tuesday of interfering in its domestic affairs after the British government criticised Beijing's human rights record.

UK, World, 15 Apr 2014

UKIP chief defends expenses record ahead of vote

LONDON - The leader of anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) denied wrongdoing on Tuesday after a former party member referred him to the European Union's anti-fraud office less than six weeks before elections to the European Parliament.

UK, 15 Apr 2014

Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no part in murdered girl phone hacking

LONDON - Former Rupert Murdoch editor Andy Coulson told a London court on Tuesday he had not been involved in illegally tapping into the mobile phone messages of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler, the incident that ignited Britain's phone-hacking scandal and sent shockwaves through the country's establishment.

UK, 15 Apr 2014

Britain picks diplomat to head spy agency at centre of Snowden leaks

LONDON - Britain said on Tuesday it had picked a diplomat to head its GCHQ eavesdropping agency which has found itself under unprecedented public scrutiny because of documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

UK, 15 Apr 2014

What others have said about EU

A ball is seen on a roulette wheel in front of slot machines at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau May 22, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Business warns against huge EU gamble

Prime Minister David Cameron's bid to redefine Britain's relationship with Europe risks stalling foreign investment and throttling the growth of many companies, leading business figures have warned.  Full Article | Factbox 

Britain's Business Secretary Vince Cable leaves after a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street in London December 9, 2010.REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Cameron risks "dangerous gamble"

Prime Minister David Cameron will be taking a "dangerous gamble" if he tries to win concessions from the European Union by exploiting a crisis among the bloc's euro zone nations, Vince Cable said on Thursday.  Full Article 

A portion of traditional English cod and chips are served wrapped in paper in central London December 15, 2000. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

EU without UK like "fish without chips"

BRUSSELS - The European Union without Britain would be like "fish without chips", the prime minister of Finland said on Wednesday as he made a detailed case for Britain remaining a strong and influential player in Europe.  Full Article 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) chats with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg outside 10 Downing Street in London May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Uncertainty will harm jobs - Nick Clegg

Plans to renegotiate ties with the European Union could chase away investment and jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday, highlighting fault lines over Europe straining the coalition.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) leads British Prime Minister Cameron from a family photo at the NATO Summit in Chicago, May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Cameron says Obama is supportive

David Cameron sought to counter perceptions of discord with the United States over the European Union, saying U.S. President Barack Obama had said that he supported his drive to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.  Full Article 

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann attends a session of the parliament in Vienna, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Austria has "hard time" with Cameron

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann says he has a "hard time" with David Cameron, who tends to give a different message at home than to fellow leaders in Europe.  Full Article 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the EU committee of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, headed by Gunther Krichbaum (R) in Berlin, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Germany warns against "blackmail"

The head of the German parliament's influential European Union Affairs Committee warned Britain trying to "blackmail" other countries in its push to fashion a new relationship with Europe.  Full Article 

Irish Europe Minister Lucinda Creighton speaks during an interview with Reuters in Berlin, May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Ireland urges Britain to be cautious

Ireland, which holds the presidency of the European Union for the next six months, urged Britain not be too adversarial in pushing for change in its relationship with the EU, saying it should remember its close history in Europe.  Full Article