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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Outgoing GCHQ boss rejects mass surveillance claims

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:44pm by Reuters

    ... of electronic communications after Snowden, a former US intelligence contractor, leaked documents in June last year disclosing details of its activities and those of its US counterpart the National ... the United States, where he faces charges, and has since been granted temporary asylum in Russia. Intelligence chiefs say the leaks have damaged operations, put lives at risk and allowed terrorists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622253/outgoing-gchq-boss-rejects-mass-surveillance-claims
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:48am by AFP

    ... to robotics and gaming, which accounts for about five per cent of the country’s growth, according to the “Tech City” industry organisation. But like in many developed nations, the workforce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624979/five-year-olds-learn-coding-britain-eyes-digital-future
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    UKIP song pulled by its author, BBC's Mike Read, after racism claims

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:21pm by Reuters

    ... It has poached two lawmakers from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, and has boosted its support in opinion polls to record levels before a national election in May. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623078/ukip-song-pulled-its-author-bbcs-mike-read-after-racism-claims
  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London property market rebounds with prices rising again

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... of the capital." Some reports have indicated a loss of momentum in the London market in recent months after prices surged more than 20 per cent in the preceding year, twice the national average, and Bank of England financial-stability officials took measures to prevent overheating. Shipside said demand is showing signs of slowing and may continue to weaken during the winter. Nationally, prices rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621430/london-property-market-rebounds-prices-rising-again
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Attempted murder verdict in London hotel thief's hammer attack on UAE sisters

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Attempted murder verdict in hotel hammer attack A thief who crept into a London hotel room and brutally attacked three sisters from the United Arab Emirates with a claw hammer was found guilty of attempted murder on Tuesday. Philip Spence, 32, attacked the three tourists as they slept with their children at the four-star Cumberland Hotel on April 6. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622244/attempted-murder-verdict-london-hotel-thiefs-hammer-attack-uae-sisters
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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