Politics

Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year

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LONDON - Britain will make a final decision on a 23 billion pound ($36 billion) plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport by the end of the year, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political battle over the issue. | Video

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Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year 01 Jul 2015

LONDON - Britain will make a final decision on a 23 billion pound ($36 billion) plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport by the end of the year, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political battle over the issue. | Video

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London Mayor Johnson comes out fighting against Heathrow proposal 01 Jul 2015

LONDON - London Mayor Boris Johnson dismissed a proposal on Wednesday to expand Heathrow Airport as undeliverable and piled pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to reject the plan, setting the scene for a protracted political dispute.

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Labour faces lost decade unless trusted on economy - leader candidate 30 Jun 2015

LONDON - Britain's Labour Party faces a lost decade out of power unless it can convince voters it can run the world's fifth largest economy properly, Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall said on Tuesday.

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'Brexit' would be disaster for UK financial sector - industry group 30 Jun 2015

LONDON - A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday.

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'Brexit' would be disaster for UK financial sector - industry group 30 Jun 2015

LONDON - A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday.

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British government queries CBI lobby group's EU stance 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - The British government on Monday questioned the approach it said one of the country's most influential lobbying groups was taking to Prime Minister David Cameron's European Union reform drive, urging it to rethink its stance.

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Cameron - IS militants are plotting 'terrible' UK attacks 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West.

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UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - British local government officials rejected a fracking project in northwest England on Monday, dealing a blow to Britain's shale gas sector that is supported by Prime Minister David Cameron's government.

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Cameron calls for dealing with Islamic State threat at 'source' - the Telegraph 29 Jun 2015

- Prime Minister David Cameron said that Friday's attack at a Tunisian hotel demonstrated the "level of evil" Britain is dealing with and drew parallels with previous attacks at magazine offices in Paris and in schools in Pakistan.