Politics

Rapid economic growth slows slightly in third quarter

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LONDON - Britain's rapid economic recovery eased in the three months to September, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data showed on Friday.

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Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders' summit - source 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said.

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Eyeing 2015 vote, Labour promises immigration curbs 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to crack down on immigration if his party is elected next year, seeking to woo voters tempted by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), which could threaten his chances of winning power. | Video

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UK consumer confidence tumbles in October on job insecurity - survey 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Consumer confidence in Britain took its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs in an economic slowdown, a survey published on Thursday showed.

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Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders' summit - source 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said.

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Song lauding Britain's anti-EU party withdrawn after race row 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - The performer of a song promoting the anti-EU UK Independence Party before next year's election in Britain said on Wednesday he was withdrawing the track from sale after being accused of racism.

British support for EU membership at 23-year high - poll 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - Support among Britons for staying in the European Union is at its highest in 23 years, according to a poll on Wednesday, even though the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is gaining popularity.

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Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.

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Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - British government borrowing rose more than 10 percent in the first half of the financial year, giving Chancellor George Osborne little scope to offer sweeteners to voters before a parliamentary election in May.

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UK lawmaker tells PM Cameron - Ignore 'daft' anti-Europeans 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - A senior Conservative lawmaker on Tuesday said Prime Minister David Cameron should ignore those "daft" enough to propose anti-immigration proposals that could hurt the British economy and pave the way for an exit from the European Union.