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  • *UK retail sales rise unexpectedly in December. LONDON, Jan 23- British retail sales unexpectedly rose in December as shoppers flocked to supermarkets and bought more fuel as oil prices fell, providing a boost for the country's economic recovery that has shown signs of softening. Britain needs consumers to keep spending as manufacturing growth has weakened...

  • *BoE's Cunliffe: EU markets plan needs caution. LONDON, Jan 20- The European Union's plans to build a capital markets union to increase funding for the economy will take years and needs careful handling, Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Tuesday. The CMU is the vehicle the EU's executive European Commission hopes will increase market-based...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama argued Friday that a resurgent fear of terrorism across Europe and the United States should not lead countries to overreact and shed privacy protections, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed for more government access to encrypted communications used by U.S. companies. The response to the Paris attacks...

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the fight against terrorism, and economic strategies for growth, in a joint press conference with President Obama.

  • Pres. Obama & PM Cameron expand collaborations  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    President Obama addresses new collaborations with British Prime Minister David Cameron, on digital technology, cybersecurity, climate change among the topics discussed.

  • Obama & Cameron: Terrorism top issue  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    CNBC's John Hardwood previews the joint news conference between President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Harwood says terrorism is the number one issue on the agenda.

  • Targeting encrypted messaging app  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    Re/code's Kara Swisher, weighs in on the pledge by British Prime Minister David Cameron to tighten laws around encrypted messaging apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp.

  • UK arrests man in Sony Playstation and Xbox attack Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    LONDON— Authorities in Britain have arrested an 18- year-old man accused of computer hacking offenses related to days of disruption on Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live services last year. Craig Jones, head of the police cybercrime unit that handled the arrest, the "swatting" allegation involves "law enforcement forces in the United States...

  • *BoE Governor Mark Carney must explain fall to Osborne. LONDON, Jan 13- British consumer price inflation plunged to its lowest level since May 2000 last month and looks set to fall further, easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices, the rate of consumer price...

  • British PM suggests banning some messaging apps Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    Popular messaging services like Snapchat and WhatsApp are in the cross hairs in Britain. The NYT reports.

  • LONDON— A news commentator who told Fox News that the British city of Birmingham is "totally Muslim" has apologized for the comments, which drew widespread online ridicule. Steven Emerson, an American author whose website describes him as a leading authority on Islamic extremist networks, told Fox News in a live broadcast Sunday that in Britain "there are actual...

  • France declares 'war' on Islamic extremism Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    An American holds a sign as people gather for a vigil outside the Consulate General of France to pay tribute to the victims of an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in San Francisco.

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that France was at war with radical Islam after harrowing terrorist attacks.

  • UK Cameron's Conservatives vow tough new strike laws Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party said it would introduce tough strike laws for some public service workers if it wins the general election in May, prompting anger from unions, which called the proposals an affront to democracy. The move comes after a series of strikes last year by public sector employees, including...

  • U.S. jobs data helps pound bounce after rough week Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    LONDON, Jan 9- Sterling recovered some ground on Friday, pushing back above $1.51 as the dollar retreated broadly after U.S. payrolls data that showed the economy creating jobs robustly without generating much wage growth. By late trade in London, sterling was half a percent higher at $1.5157 and 0.1 percent stronger against the euro at 78.09 pence.

  • LONDON, Jan 9- Sterling pared early gains against the dollar on Friday after data showed British industrial production and construction unexpectedly contracted in November, bolstering the view that economic growth is moderating. Friday's data added to signs that Britain's economic recovery may be losing steam. That view has already prompted investors to...

  • Overall, Britain's labour market was in good shape heading into 2015, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG's monthly report on jobs. The Bank of England is watching the labour market closely as it weighs up when to raise interest rates from their record low 0.5 percent, and so are political leaders ahead of a national election on...

  • Confusion as French hunt shooting suspects Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:14 PM ET

    After a long day of rapidly changing information, U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News Wednesday night that they cannot be certain what the status is of the three suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

  • *Berlin believes Greek exit would set dangerous precedent. BERLIN/ LONDON, Jan 7- Germany's Angela Merkel played down the chances of a Greek exit from the euro zone on Wednesday, but made clear she expected Athens to stick to the terms of its international bailouts after this month's election. The chancellor addressed the issue for the first time since a German...

  • LONDON, Jan 7- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would help Prime Minister David Cameron tackle abuses of Britain's welfare system by EU migrants but insisted the bloc's principle of freedom of movement should not be touched. Cameron, whose Conservatives are losing support to the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party before an election in...

  • LONDON, Jan 7- British elections in May could arguably have as much impact on euro zone stability as this month's snap poll in Greece, making for an anxious period of up to six months for European investors. Two new themes for 2015 are already in play on financial markets: an echo of the 2011/ 12 euro crisis via Greek political upheaval and fears that the country might...