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  • BBC star may have abused girls over four decades Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 12:07 AM ET

    *Allegations have put BBC in spotlight. LONDON, Oct 9- Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV star at the centre of a child sex scandal that has shaken Britain's state-funded broadcaster, may have abused up to 25 victims some as young as 13 over four decades, police said on Tuesday.

  • By Matt Falloon and Guy Faulconbridge. BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservatives would slash government spending on welfare by 10 billion pounds a year if re-elected, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, though he offered few ideas on how to bring the economy out of recession.

  • *No agreement yet by Britain, France, Germany on stakes. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 8- Britain turned up the volume in a dispute over French state involvement in any tie-up of aerospace groups EADS and BAE Systems on Monday, leaving the European mega-merger on a knife-edge less than 48 hours before a deadline for the deal.

  • France's richest man to get honorary knighthood Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    LONDON-- He's taken heat for talking about moving from France to Belgium to avoid high taxes _ and now he's raising eyebrows with an honor from the British Queen. Bernard Arnault, the luxury goods chief who is France's wealthiest man, is set to receive an honorary knighthood in Britain.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 8- Britain, France and Germany pushed on with talks on Monday aiming to prevent a disagreement over state shareholdings wrecking a proposed merger of EADS. Plans by Airbus parent EADS and UK arms firm BAE Systems to create the world's largest aerospace and defence company must overcome a knot of political concerns over security and jobs.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 8- A group of seven multinational companies has told the British government that they could halt their investment in the UK green energy sector if state support for renewable energy wanes.

  • By Matt Falloon and Guy Faulconbridge. BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservatives would slash government spending on welfare by 10 billion pounds a year if re-elected, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, though he offered few ideas on how to bring the economy out of recession.

  • UK Reins in Deficit to Avoid Overtaking Greece Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    George Osborne

    The U.K.s triple-A credit rating may be in doubt but finance minister George Osborne has told CNBC that the countrys austerity drive has attracted overseas investment and that he will continue to tackle the debt problems head on.

  • Britain's BBC apologises over sex abuse scandal Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    *Critics have accused BBC of cover-up. LONDON, Oct 8- Britain's BBC on Monday apologised to a group of women who allege that one of the state-funded broadcaster's top entertainers sexually abused them decades ago, a scandal that has raised questions about the BBC's judgment then and now.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservative-led government will trim an extra 10 billion pounds a year from its welfare budget and make cuts across the board in the next phase of austerity if re-elected, its finance minister said on Monday.

  • PARIS, Oct 8- Britain, France and Germany pushed on with talks on Monday aiming to prevent a disagreement over state shareholdings wrecking a proposed merger of EADS and BAE Systems.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservative-led government will trim an extra 10 billion pounds a year from its welfare budget and cut across the board in the next phase of austerity if re-elected, its finance minister will say on Monday.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain's Conservative-led government would cut an extra 10 billion pounds a year from its welfare budget and slash spending across the board in the next phase of austerity if re-elected, finance minister George Osborne will say on Monday.

  • UK threatens to veto BAE-EADS merger Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    LONDON-- The French and German governments must reduce their stakes in defense company EADS NV for the U.K. to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems PLC to go ahead, Britain's defense secretary warned Sunday. Philip Hammond said Britain would veto the mega-merger of the aeronautics and defense companies if this requirement wasn't satisfied.

  • Hacking victims pressure British PM on media rules Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 2:13 PM ET

    *Cameron says Britain must keep a free press. LONDON, Oct 7- Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would avoid "heavy-handed state intervention" of its national press after phone hacking victims urged him on Sunday to remain open-minded about the recommendations of an inquiry into media ethics.

  • *UK faces choice of deeper cuts or longer austerity. By Guy Faulconbridge and Matt Falloon.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Sunday British business - Oct 7 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sunday Times GERMAN THREAT TO BLOCK BAE DEAL Germany has threatened to scupper the 28 billion pound merger of BAE Systems and EADS unless the headquarters of the combined company is located in Munich.

  • UK phone hacking victims urge press regulation Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON-- Dozens of Britons who believe their phones were illegally tapped by journalists have written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to consider tighter press regulation.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 7- Britain must find more spending cuts to reduce the budget deficit up to the next election and beyond, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, underlining the government's tough task of fixing the economy and winning back waning public support.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 7- Britain must find more spending cuts to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, after a return recession this year raised speculation the government was set to miss its own deficit reduction targets.