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Starbucks suffers first UK sales drop after tax criticism

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LONDON - Starbucks suffered its first ever drop in UK sales last year, a period in which the company became the subject of boycotts and public criticism over its tax practices.

Conservatives to end onshore wind farm subsidies

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party pledged to end government subsidies for onshore wind farms if it wins a national election next year, increasing uncertainty for investors in renewable energy.

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Spooked by immigration, disgruntled voters turn to UKIP

GRIMSBY, England - Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18 years.

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Scottish independence to rebalance UK economy, benefit Northern England - Salmond

CARLISLE - An independent Scotland would rebalance the UK's economy and bring prosperity to northern England, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said on Wednesday in a bid to dispel concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

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Scottish independence to rebalance UK economy, benefit Northern England -Salmond

CARLISLE - An independent Scotland would rebalance the UK's economy and bring prosperity to northern England, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said on Wednesday in a bid to dispel concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

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Salmond says independence could benefit northern England

LONDON - An independent Scotland would work closely with northern England to boost its economy and job opportunities, Scottish leader Alex Salmond will say on Wednesday in a bid to allay concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

UK, 23 Apr 2014

UKIP launches European election campaign amid racism row

LONDON - UKIP launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday and fended off accusations that its posters were racist and its anti-immigration rhetoric hypocritical.

UK, 22 Apr 2014

Cameron accused of fuelling division with Christian talk

LONDON - A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a "Christian country".

UK, 21 Apr 2014

Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

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.

UK, 20 Apr 2014

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

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