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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Four men appear in court to face London terror plot charges

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by Reuters

    ... carrying out security investigations at an "exceptionally high" pace not seen in years to disrupt potentially deadly plots directed from abroad, notably Syria. Mark Rowley, the national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618670/four-men-appear-court-face-london-terror-plot-charges
  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices lose their fizz as construction booms in city

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... a partner at Knight Frank. "Supply is increasing, so there will be more choice and I do believe that the inferior units will suffer." Many of the developers are targeting overseas buyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1611459/london-home-prices-lose-their-fizz-construction-booms-city
  3. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... decision two years ago to approve the referendum was "too imprudent and he will become a 'sinner' of the United Kingdom if Scotland gains independence". "If national ... watching and assessing the impact of Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There has been no official comment, although the public have shown some curiosity. Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1595615/beijing-wary-scottish-votes-impact-taiwan-tibet-even-hong-kong
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron pledges tax cuts for 30 million

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:42am by AFP, Reuters

    ... the system so that people working 30 hours a week on the national minimum wage of £6.50 (HK$82) an hour would pay no income tax. For those on higher incomes, he unveiled plans to raise the threshold ... would increase spending on the country's National Health Service, an issue which voters list as a priority and perceive Labour to be ahead on. His speech touched on Scotland's decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1607284/british-pm-david-cameron-pledges-tax-cuts-30-million
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... the United Kingdom intact, but the vote put the main political parties under pressure to grant more local autonomy. Opinion polls had shown a surge in support for separation over the past two weeks, but a final push by leaders of the three main national parties saw a decisive 55 per cent of voters in Scotland opt to remain in the union. Some 2,001,929 people voted to continue the 307-year union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  6. 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 ... a fairer society," the Scottish National Party leader said. British Prime Minister David Cameron has pleaded with Scots to vote in favour of keeping "our home" and has warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595622/fate-britain-scots-hands-polls-open-independence-referendum
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Defection and sex scandal hit UK Conservatives ahead of annual meeting

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... a defection and a sex scandal. Cameron admitted it had "not been an ideal start" to the gathering in Birmingham, after one lawmaker left the day before to join the eurosceptic United Kingdom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1603573/defection-and-sex-scandal-hit-uk-conservatives-ahead-annual-meeting
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... a disappointment. Violent scenes in Glasgow's main square on Friday night may not been repeated elsewhere but many Scots see their nation as divided and are looking to the next few months ... are men who have been promise makers and they will not be promise breakers," he said. This uncertainty comes as Scotland tries to unite after a passionate and sometimes fractious referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    David Cameron overheard describing queen's 'purr' over Scottish result

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:51pm by AP

    ... right, it's OK" after the referendum in which Scots rejected independence and chose to stay in the United Kingdom. "It should never have been that close. It wasn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599749/david-cameron-overheard-describing-queens-purr-over-scottish-result
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts to the left ahead of May poll

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... health care. Yesterday's speech, the last he will deliver before May's national election, shifted his party further to the left and away from the centre ground, where one of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599118/british-labour-leader-ed-miliband-shifts-left-ahead-may-poll

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