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  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- A referendum on Britain's ties with the European Union would be the best way of agreeing a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as pressure mounts within his party for a vote. The Conservative Party's restive "eurosceptic" right wing is clamouring to claw back powers from Brussels.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- A referendum on Britain's ties with the European Union would be the best way of agreeing a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as pressure mounts within his party for a vote. The Conservative Party's restive "eurosceptic" right wing is clamouring to claw back powers from Brussels.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union was the most sensible way of forging a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc. Cameron is under mounting pressure from his party's restive right wing for a vote on Britain's relationship with the European Union.

  • UK PM says referendum best solution for EU relations Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:38 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday a referendum on the relationship with the European Union was the most sensible way of forging a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc. Cameron gave no time frame for a vote.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not soften his austerity programme with a "Plan B" of slower spending cuts after the International Monetary Fund downgraded its growth forecasts for Britain.

  • UK's Cameron says will not soften austerity Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not soften his austerity programme with a "Plan B" after the International Monetary Fund downgraded its growth forecasts for Britain. We know that, "Cameron told BBC. The IMF said Britain might have to defer some of its spending cuts if growth turns out much worse than expected.

  • IMF Urges Britain to Prepare for Plan B Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
    IMF headquarters

    The International Monetary Fund has moved a step closer to withdrawing its support for the UK’s economic strategy, advising the government to redraw its fiscal tightening plan if growth disappoints in the coming quarters, the FT reports.

  • 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.