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  • *Obama says EU membership makes Britain great. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. The remarks of Obama, who opinion polls show is popular in Britain, undercut one of the most...

  • LONDON— London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, faced a flurry of criticism Friday for suggesting U.S. On a visit to the U.K., Obama weighed in to Britain's debate about European Union membership, urging voters to back staying in the 28- nation bloc. Writing in The Sun newspaper, Johnson recounted a claim that a bust...

  • President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. Fearful that a British exit could weaken the West, Obama arrived in London to applaud Britain's EU membership which he said had helped make the...

  • PORT TALBOT, Wales— To Mark Turner, the Tata Steel plant in this small Welsh town isn't just a factory. While his description may be the most colorful, he isn't alone in talking about Britain's largest steelworks as a living entity, the pulsating soul of the community. Keeping the dragons alive has been the talk of the town since Tata Steel, a company based in India,...

  • *Obama arrives in London for short visit. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking. Fearful that a British exit could weaken the West, Obama arrived in London to tell Britons that issues...

  • LONDON, April 21- Britain could part-nationalise Tata's UK steel plants by taking a 25 percent equity stake, as part of a support package worth hundreds of millions of pounds designed to attract a buyer and save at least 10,000 jobs. The Conservative government, which privatised the steel and other industries under former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is...

  • LONDON, April 21- Britain said on Thursday it could take an equity stake of up to 25 percent in Tata's UK steel assets as part of a package of hundreds of millions of pounds of financing to help support a potential buyer. Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure from trade unions and the opposition Labour Party to ensure that a buyer is found to save the more...

  • *Indonesia talks part of EU strategy in Southeast Asia. BRUSSELS, April 21- The European Union has agreed to start free trade talks with Indonesia, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, as the growth-hungry bloc presses for improved economic ties with Asian countries. "We have concluded yesterday... preparatory discussions for a...

  • LONDON, April 21- Britain said on Thursday it could take an equity stake of up to 25 percent in Tata's UK steel assets as part of a package of hundreds of millions of pounds of financing to help support a potential buyer. "The UK government is actively working with Tata Steel and the British Steel Pension Scheme's Trustees to find a solution that will help minimise...

  • LONDON, April 21- Britain said on Thursday it could take an equity stake of up to 25 percent in Tata's UK steel assets or provide hundreds of millions of pounds worth of debt financing to help support a potential buyer. Britain could take a stake of up to 25 percent in the assets, the Business Ministry said in a statement but added that the government would take no...

  • The U.S. leader is being welcomed by British Prime Minister David Cameron and wined and dined by the royal family on a three-day visit to the U.K. that began late Thursday. But Britain's looming June 23 referendum about whether to stay in the 28- nation European Union has strained the "special relationship," with several senior U.K. politicians bluntly telling the...

  • On Wednesday the managing director of Tata UK's strip products unit, Stuart Wilkie, said he was working to develop a plan, but analysts were sceptical that a solution could be found for a business losing 1 million pounds a day. "There is confidence in the future of primary steel making in Port Talbot and across Wales," Wilkie said in a statement posted on Wales online.

  • LONDON, April 20- Britain's financial regulator has not begun to examine the leaked Panama Papers, which have been combed through by media organisations for news stories, because it has yet to gain full access to the contents. British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a new task force of Revenue and Customers officials, the National Crime Agency, the...

  • *Says Brexit would give Britain "all the cards" in future. "The' In' campaign want us to believe that Britain is beaten and broken... imagines that the people of this country are mere children, capable of being frightened into obedience by conjuring up new bogeymen every night," Gove told supporters and journalists at a building overlooking Westminster.

  • LONDON, April 19- Britain's justice minister will accuse his colleagues in government on Tuesday of treating voters like children, saying they are trying to scare them into voting to stay in the European Union "by conjuring up new bogeymen every night". He will criticise members of the "In" campaign for courting "real danger", saying Brussels wanted to take more power...

  • *Move is intended to clear deadlock in hostile Senate. Under Australian electoral rules, Turnbull was free to call a vote anytime until January 2017, but he has been anxious to revamp a Senate dominated by unaligned minor parties and the center-left opposition Labor party. After the Senate voted down a controversial labor reform bill on Monday, he used a rare...

  • LONDON, April 18- British finance minister George Osborne told voters that leaving the European Union would do permanent damage to the country's economy, costing them thousands of pounds a year and sapping funding for public services. Three days after official campaigning began for the EU membership referendum on June 23, Osborne said all alternatives to...

  • LONDON, April 17- British finance minister George Osborne said a vote to leave the European Union would do permanent damage to the country's economy and could cost each household 4,300 pounds a year by 2030.. Seeking to focus voters on what he called the biggest question of their generation, Osborne said all the alternatives to remaining in the union would leave...

  • LONDON, April 17- British finance minister George Osborne said a vote to leave the European Union in a referendum in June would do permanent damage to the country's economy, which he warned would be 6 percent smaller by 2030 than if it stayed in the bloc. Opinion polls have shown the rival campaigns running almost neck and neck, although gambling firms predict that...

  • LONDON, April 17- Britain's finance ministry will present a "serious, sober analysis" on Monday of the long-term economic impact if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a June referendum, a source close to the document said. The report by the ministry, known in Britain as the Treasury, will "show that the hit to the economy of a vote to Leave would not just be...