Politics David Cameron

  • LONDON, July 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said on Saturday. The plan by France's EDF to build two reactors with financial backing from a Chinese...

  • The plan by France's EDF to build two new reactors with financial backing from a Chinese state-owned firm was championed by May's predecessor David Cameron as a sign of Britain's openness to foreign investment. But just hours before a signing ceremony was due to take place on Friday, May's new government said it would review the project again, raising doubts...

  • LONDON, July 30- Theresa May was unhappy with the "gung-ho" approach her predecessor took to Chinese investment in Britain, a former colleague said on Saturday, after the new British prime minister cast into doubt a high-profile Chinese-funded nuclear project. Britain had been due to sign off on Friday on a plan by France's EDF to build two new reactors at Hinkley...

  • SHANGHAI, July 30- China General Nuclear Power Corp on Saturday said it respects the decision of the new British government to review a nuclear power project in which it would hold a major stake, according to a statement on the company's official microblog. China's foreign ministry did not answer questions faxed by Reuters, referring further questions to...

  • The British government announced on Friday it would review the Hinkley Point C project just hours after the builder, French state-owned utility EDF, voted to approve it, delaying a final decision on the plan just weeks after Britain's vote to leave the European Union ushered in a new prime minister. The Hinkley Point reactor project, which would provide an...

  • *Trump wants to tear up Iran nuclear deal if he wins. LONDON/ ANKARA, July 29- Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralysed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran's push for foreign...

  • *UK government to review plan by early autumn. Fall in UK power price makes project more expensive. LONDON, July 29- Britain has cast doubt on a $24 billion project with French utility EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a final decision on the plan just weeks after the Brexit vote ushered in a new prime minister.

  • Board votes 10-7 in favour of Hinkley Point- source. *Hinkley Point a priority for French, UK governments. PARIS, July 28- The board of French utility EDF on Thursday narrowly voted to proceed with a controversial project to build two nuclear reactors in Hinkley Point, Britain- the country's first new nuclear plant in decades.

  • *EDF board votes 10-7 in favor of UK project-source. PARIS, July 28- The board of French EDF on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the state-controlled utility's controversial project to build two nuclear reactors in Hinkley Point, Britain, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. If Magnin had not resigned and had voted against Hinkley Point, the Hinkley...

  • ZURICH/ BRUSSELS, July 28- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has let negotiators pursue a deal on curbing an influx of foreigners to Switzerland, diplomats said, keeping alive Swiss hopes of avoiding a rupture with its most important trading partner. The talks are crucial for Switzerland, which has threatened to impose unilateral curbs on...

  • LONDON, July 27- British retailers suffered their sharpest fall in sales in four years after last month's vote to leave the European Union, raising doubts about the ability of consumers to stave off a Brexit recession. The Confederation of British Industry said sales fell sharply between June 28 and July 14 and retailers cut orders with suppliers by the most...

  • LONDON, July 27- British retailers suffered the sharpest fall in sales in four years following the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, the Confederation of British Industry said on Wednesday. The numbers cover the period from June 28 to July 14, when Britain's Conservative Party was in the process of selecting a permanent successor to former prime minister...

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. A new referendum should remain an option depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the EU and how well they worked for Scotland, she said. IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:- Aug. 4: Bank of...

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. A new referendum should remain an option depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the EU and how well they worked for Scotland, she said. IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:- Aug. 4: Bank of...

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. A new referendum should remain an option depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the EU and how well they worked for Scotland, she said. IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:- Aug. 4: Bank of...

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. A new referendum should remain an option depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the EU and how well they worked for Scotland, she said. IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:- Aug. 4: Bank of...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...