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'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

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BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video

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Rapid UK recovery starts to slow from previous red-hot pace 24 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election.

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'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill 24 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video

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Britain slams EU budget demand, others see 'molehills' 24 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.

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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.