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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • LONDON, Jan 7- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will give little ground on Wednesday as British Prime Minister David Cameron seeks her help in curbing EU migration, insisting that free movement of workers is crucial to the bloc. Cameron, whose Conservatives are losing support to the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party before an election in May, plans to raise his...

  • Sterling stumbles as dollar tears higher Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 5- Sterling slipped against a rallying dollar on Monday, after yet another set of weaker-than-expected economic UK data boosted bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates any time this year. Numbers released on Monday showed Britain's construction sector grew last month at its slowest rate since July 2013, well below economists'...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Sterling fell against the dollar, hovering near a 17- month low struck earlier on Monday, as subdued economic data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until 2016.. The pound was also hurt by growing political uncertainty after Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that he would like to bring forward a planned...

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Sterling got off to a sorry start to the year on Friday, sliding under $1.54 to a 17- month trough as weak manufacturing data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until 2016.. The pound fell as low as $1.5369, its weakest since early August 2013, leaving it down 1.4 percent on the day, its steepest fall in four months.

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up his drive to be re-elected in four months, opening billboard campaigning on Friday with assertions that his Conservative party has nurtured Britain's economic recovery. With the rise of the anti- EU UK Independence Party, the Scottish National Party and others, one or even two smaller parties could find...

  • A lacklustre FTSE 100  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 was disappointing in terms of performance in the equity market. Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders explains why.

  • France waves discreet goodbye to 75 percent super-tax Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into " Cuba without sun." "The reform clearly damaged France's reputation and competitiveness," said Jorg Stegemann, head of Kennedy Executive, an executive search firm based in France and Germany. "It clearly has become harder to attract international senior managers to come to France than it...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Britain's economy relied more heavily on spending by households for growth in the third quarter despite a fall in take-home incomes, underscoring the challenges of getting the recovery onto a sounder footing. In another disappointing sign for policymakers, business investment was weaker than in an earlier reading of how Britain's economy...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 19- European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and "stay the course" in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. In comments that were part warning to Russia, where falling oil prices and Western trade sanctions have brought financial havoc, and part...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Britain's public finances improved in November helped by fines paid by banks for a foreign exchange scandal, giving some respite to finance minister George Osborne as he tries to show voters he can keep on bringing down the deficit. Separately, retailers reported booming sales, underscoring how consumers are propelling Britain's strong...