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  • U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for Europe to ratchet up sanctions against Russia.

  • British PM speaks to Putin: Report

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken with Vladimir Putin and has advised him to use his influence to allow investigators to the crash scene.

  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • Tesco is 'structurally very challenged': Pro

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Tesco and says the group needs a new CEO and a new strategy very quickly.

  • Houzz expands to the UK

    Adi Tartako, CEO and co-founder of Houzz, tells CNBC that the interior design platform is expanding into the U.K., and explains how the company is making money.

  • UK unemployment at 6.5%

    Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, says that while the U.K. labor market continues to tighten, the lack of wage growth remains a problem.

  • Google smart contact lens to measure glucose levels in tears.

    Novartis and Google have agreed to develop "smart" contact lenses to help diabetics track blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus.

  • UK inflation to move even higher: Pro

    James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, reacts to the latest U.K. inflation data and says it is likely to climb a bit higher as the slack in the economy shrinks.

  • William Hague

    British foreign secretary William Hague said that he will step down from his post as part of a government reshuffle.

  • 'Good future' ahead for England's soccer team?

    Kenny Sansom, former Arsenal player, comments on the English soccer team's performance in the 2014 World Cup and says that despite the loss there is a "good future" for England.

  • What English soccer needs to improve

    Ramon Vega, founder of Vega Swiss Asset Management, says that in order to improve, English soccer should focus on training home-grown players better.

  • UK economy 'going like a train': Pro

    Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, says the economy is "going like a train" and the Bank of England should raise rates soon.

  • UK interest rate hike a 'bad idea': BCC

    John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says that an interest rate rise in the U.K. would hit spending and affect businesses.

  • UK not ready for rate rise: Pro

    We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • What?! Language errors can cost

    We need to understand the difference between U.K. and U.S. English, as mistakes may prove costly, says Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO of International Marketing Partnership.

  • UBS: Rate hikes in UK before year ends

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, forecasts interest rates in the U.K. will be hiked before the end of 2014.

  • UK shadow Fin Min on tax avoidance

    U.K. shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, says global rules are needed to tackle companies that avoid tax.

  • UK customers buying premium: Restaurant CEO

    Kent Bowen, CEO of Lupita Mexican Restaurants, says as the U.K. economy recovers, consumers are buying premium products which is helping his company grow.

  • London housing market to soften: Pro

    Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, discusses the U.K. property market, and says that price growth in London should start to moderate in the months to come.