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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Edinburgh and Glasgow Referendum on whether Scotland goes free or UK lives on too close to call Fate of nations in Scots voters' hands Scots held Britain's fate ... over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. As polls opened, the mood was electric, tinged by nervousness. In queues snaking outside ...

  2. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... recovery comes a day before Scotland votes on whether to break away from Britain after more than three centuries. The weak spot in the country's labour market remains wages, with yesterday's report showing that basic pay rose an annual 0.7 per cent in the quarter to July, matching a record low. "[Britain] is seeing a job-rich recovery driven by a boom in private-sector ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Britain waives payment rule so dying man in Hong Kong can get baby a passport

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... son so that after he died the boy could visit his grandparents in Britain. "I feel relief because as a father [a passport] is one of my most important duties," the English teacher, ... present for the application. But his wife does not plan to travel to Britain until after her husband's death. Rose first planned to renew his own passport and apply for his son's ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Britain to issue first yuan offshore bond this year

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London London looking to boost quest to become the centre of offshore trade in renminbi UK to issue first yuan bond later this year Britain will become the first Western ... with the world's second-largest economy. News of the issue on Friday came after Britain announced £2.4 billion (HK$30.2 billion) of commercial deals with China, coinciding with Vice-Premier Ma Kai's ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Auerbach's paintings run gamut from horror to joy as Tate Britain shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by GDN

    ... Auerbach was a few weeks away from his eighth birthday, his parents put him on a train from Germany to Britain. It was April 1939 and he would never see them again. Within little more than ... to the British government in lieu of inheritance tax. It is now on view at Tate Britain, in central London. Freud's choice of his friend's art is superb. The troubling, profound masterpieces he ...

  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Cameron makes plea to Scots: Don’t rip apart Britain’s ‘family of nations’

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 07:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh Ex-PM John Major warns UK faces a constitutional revolution Cameron tells Scots: we want you to stay Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain’s “family of nations”, visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep rise in secessionist support ahead of a September 18 referendum on independence. In a sign ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    Former nurse convicted in US of assisting man’s suicide in Britain

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Minneapolis, United States Defendant provided victims he met online with instructions on how to end their lives Ex-nurse convictedof assisting suicide A former nurse who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves h ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's housing prices stagnate

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... of England has identified the housing market as the biggest domestic risk to Britain's economic recovery and has taken steps to avoid a big run-up in risky mortgage debt. The bank said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain will 'keep an open mind' in probe of Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:58pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... China's ambassador to Britain, Liu Xiaoming, dated July 14 and released by the committee on its website last week, warned members against visiting Hong Kong. "I do not think your planned ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence vote sparks larger debate on Britain’s future

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... vote has already changed Britain Whether Scotland votes for independence or not, the referendum has fired up debate in the rest of Britain over London's dominance and the historic ties ... at Queen's University Belfast. "I think we'd be looking at a looser union, perhaps a kind of federal union," he said. All three of Britain's main parties have promised new tax ...




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