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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... of People Abused in Childhood charity, said. “You hope they are going to take it seriously and give it the resources and powers to actually get to the bottom of it,” said Bird, who was raped when he ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    William Hague steps aside as David Cameron reshuffles team ahead of 2015 poll

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... yesterday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Eurosceptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year. In one ... of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies. Last year, he said that if the European Union failed to change and failed to agree new terms for Britain's membership ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike yesterday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union powers. Protesters marched ... is enough," said Unison General Secretary Dave Prentis. Britain's coalition government has restrained pay for public sector workers since coming to power in 2010, imposing a pay freeze until 2012 ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN agency warns Britain over African children kidnapped for voodoo rituals

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... a group led by the Home Office interior ministry will look at how the police and other agencies can better identify and combat sexual offences. "The UK has some of the toughest powers ... of sexual offences." Baker said the National Crime Agency now had more resources to track child sex offenders and was working closely with police forces in Britain and abroad. ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Home prices in London run out of steam as common sense takes hold

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... the central bank additional powers to curb mortgage lending. That may further restrict growth after the introduction of new rules in the Mortgage Market Review. "Through luck or judgment, ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... voters powers to petition for their member of parliament to be replaced. Cameron's Conservative Party tweeted that the total number of bills in the speech, 16 when draft and carried-over ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Vote ‘No’ to independence and win more autonomy, Scotland told

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... parliament will have more powers," said Carmichael, who was born in the Inner Hebrides. "If Scots vote to stay within the UK family … only then can we ask those who wanted to leave to set aside their differences with us, work together, and deliver a package of powers around which Scotland can unite." Scotland already enjoys a large measure of devolution. It has had its own ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Asian investors eye HSBC’s headquarters in London

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:54pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Asian investors eye HSBC's London office The sale of HSBC's headquarters at Canary Wharf in London is expected to attract strong interest from Asian investors, the property consultant appointed to market the building said. "Given the links between HSBC and China, I think there will be a lot of interest from Asian investors," ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    German with £2 billion stake in London property has murky record

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:19pm by GDN

    ... "The properties [in London] were financed by means of bank credits and capital resources. It is untrue that the purchases were carried out as a facade for investors from Eastern Europe." ...

  10. News - China - BRITAIN

    British critic questions role of Chinese nuclear power companies

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 01:41pm by The Guardian

    ... during a visit to the Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong on the final day of his visit to China on Thursday. The first deal is likely to be unveiled next week, with China General Nuclear Power ... The Guardian in London Adviser to British government worried about the lack of transparency in Chinese nuclear industry, which will take stakes in power projects U.K. critic questions ...




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