LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's flagship gay marriage policy deepened a rift in his own party on Monday after many of his own MPs defied him in a sign of growing strains on his leadership and his coalition government.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and other business leaders that he expected their companies to pay their taxes in exchange for benefiting from low tax rates.
LONDON - The opposition Labour party, tapping into widening public anger over corporate tax avoidance, wants the government to push for new international rules to force companies to report profit and tax payments country-by-country.
AMMAN/LONDON - The world's diplomats will make a major new push in the coming days for negotiations to end Syria's civil war, but their chances of achieving a peace deal look as remote as ever.
LONDON - Britain called upon its overseas territories to "get their house in order" over the sharing of tax information on Monday as the UK looks to lead a global fight against tax evasion ahead of a meeting of the world's wealthiest states.
LONDON - Opposition Labour party, tapping into widening public anger over corporate tax avoidance, wants the government to push for new international rules to force companies to report profit and tax payments country-by-country.
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron is "losing control of his party", Conservative Party grandee Geoffrey Howe said on Sunday, as a row raged over whether a close aide to Cameron had labelled grassroots activists "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
LONDON - An independent Scotland would have a vastly oversized financial sector that would leave it vulnerable to a Cyprus-style banking crisis, Britain's finance ministry says.
LONDON - Shares in state-backed Lloyds Banking Group rose above the level which the government sees as its break-even price after its 20.5 billion pound rescue of the bank, raising hopes of a sale this year.
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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
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
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
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
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 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
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