Politics

Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified 'national threat'

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LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse.

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UK construction growth unexpectedly surges in February - PMI 10:11am GMT

Growth in Britain's construction industry jumped unexpectedly to a four-month high last month, adding to evidence Britain's economy started 2015 strongly, although building firms hired staff at the slowest pace in more than a year.

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Cameron seeks young vote with pledge of more cheap starter homes 02 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's Conservatives would double the planned number of cut-price new homes available to first-time buyers if re-elected, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in a bid to woo voters ahead of a close national vote in May.

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UK manufacturing growth at seven-month high in February - PMI 02 Mar 2015

British manufacturing growth hit a seven-month high in February, according to a survey which adds to signs that Britain's economy started 2015 on a strong footing, albeit one based mostly on domestic demand.

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Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' 28 Feb 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. | Video

Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' 27 Feb 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. | Video

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Ahead of election, Labour pledges university tuition fee cut 27 Feb 2015

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour party on Friday promised to cut university tuition fees by a third as it sought to woo voters ahead of a close-fought election in just over two months time.

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Britain's would-be finance ministers sum up stark choice for voters 27 Feb 2015

LONDON - The stark choice faced by Britons in May's national election is summed up nowhere more clearly than by the two men vying to be finance minister. One wants more austerity to erase the deficit, the other says it is time to talk about living standards.

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On visit to U.S., Farage criticizes Obama and Republicans 27 Feb 2015

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - U.K. Independence Party head Nigel Farage criticized both U.S. President Barack Obama and the opposition Republican Party on Thursday as he sought to build solidarity with fellow conservatives on a visit to the United States.

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Osborne went too far with claims of EU bill victory, say MPs 27 Feb 2015

LONDON - British finance minister George Osborne went too far with claims of victory in a row with the European Union over an increase in Britain's funding of the bloc, a group of MPs said on Friday.