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  • Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidescope been shaken up so vigorously. The collapse of the Iron Curtain led within two years to the agreement to create a single European currency and, over the following 15 years, to the eastward enlargement of the EU and NATO up to...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- The richest Britons are accumulating wealth three times as fast as the poorest, according to new official data likely to heighten concerns Britain is becoming an increasingly unequal society. As in many other countries, inequality is a hot political topic in Britain, which is still feeling the effects from the 2008-09 recession, the worst in many...

  • Brexit risk is fairly low at the moment: Stratfor Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 5:20 PM ET
    Brexit risk is fairly low at the moment: Stratfor

    David Cameron will be negotiating with EU leaders for more sovereignty for Britain and a solution to the migrant influx, says Mark Fleming-Williams, Europe analyst at Stratfor.

  • UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss demands for reforms in the European Union.

  • UK PM faces tough talks in Brussels Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    UK PM faces tough talks in Brussels

    U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron is negotiating with leaders in Brussels on Britain's future in the EU. Financial Times’ Brussels bureau chief, Peter Spiegel weighs in.

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany signalled its readiness on Wednesday to be "extremely helpful" to Prime Minister David Cameron in his quest to renegotiate Britain's membership of the European Union. Speaking before EU leaders debate Cameron's EU reform demands on Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel called Britain a "natural ally" and described the benefits British...

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany is ready to be "extremely helpful" to British Prime Minister David Cameron in his renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union, a senior German official said on Wednesday, in a strong signal of support from Berlin. Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017. While...

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany is ready to be "extremely helpful" to British Prime Minister David Cameron in his renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union, a senior German government official said on Wednesday. "The German government has a very great interest that Great Britain remains a member of the EU and in allowing Cameron to run a successful...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built- or rebuilt- alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest...

  • LONDON, Dec 14- Britain would consider nationalising Rolls-Royce's business which makes the power systems used in the country's nuclear submarines, if the company's difficulties worsen, the Financial Times reported. The government could also decide to merge some or all of Rolls-Royce's businesses with Britain's biggest defence company BAE Systems, the FT...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Two credit rating agencies said on Friday that Britain risked a hit to its creditworthiness and possibly a downgrade due to Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a vote on whether to leave the European Union. Shortly after the International Monetary Fund said the referendum could hurt Britain's growth prospects, Standard& Poor's said...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- The only major ratings agency which still gives Britain a triple-A ranking said on Friday the country remained at risk of a downgrade due to Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a vote on whether to leave the European Union. Shortly after the International Monetary Fund said uncertainty over the referendum could hurt Britain's...

  • Heathrow delay endangers investment in Britain Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    The decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow in the densely populated west of London, or at Gatwick to the south, will now come after the mayoral election in May. The candidate for Cameron's Conservative Party had threatened to resign if the government backed Heathrow, which an independent report commissioned by the prime minister said was the best...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Uncertainty about the outcome of Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union could hurt its economy, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, though it also praised the way the country has bounced back from the global financial crisis. In a contrast to tension in recent years between Fund staff and finance minister George Osborne...

  • IMF warns UK growth could suffer due to EU vote Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 11- Uncertainty about the outcome of Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union could cloud an otherwise positive outlook for the country's economic growth, the International Monetary Fund on Friday. Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership by the end of 2017, after attempting to...

  • The Prime Minister had promised to say by the end of the year whether he backed a 23- billion-pound runway at Heathrow Airport after a 3- year independent review named the site in densely populated west London as the preferred location. A delay by around six months mean the final decision can now be made after a London mayoral election in May, where the...

  • 'Radicalized' London hits back at Trump Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
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    Londoners take offense to Donald Trump's assertion that British police are too scared to go into certain "radicalized" parts of the U.K. capital.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's economy will produce solid growth next year although the rosy outlook is clouded by doubts over whether the country will remain a member of the European Union, a Reuters poll predicted on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on a possible "Brexit" before the end of 2017. Uncertainty over the vote's...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Prime Minister David Cameron's government has shown a failure of leadership over a decision on airport expansion that could hurt the economy, Britain's biggest business lobby said on Tuesday. Cameron had promised to give a final decision by the end of the year on a 23 billion-pound plan to build a third runway at Heathrow, Europe's busiest hub...

  • *EU leaders to meet in Brussels at the end of next week. BRUSSELS, Dec 7- The man running negotiations with Britain to keep it in the European Union said leaders could seal a deal in February but warned David Cameron that a central demand to curb immigration may be asking too much. Many governments are willing to make changes to keep Britain in the Union.