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Politics David Cameron

  • LONDON— Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Friday that she is in firm control of her Conservative government, after a party lawmaker said he had a list of 30 colleagues who want her to resign. While many colleagues declared their support for May, Grant Shapps, a former Conservative party chairman, said "a growing number of people feel it's...

  • *CEO recruited from UK's MOD, worked before in Abu Dhabi. Sept 28- Abu Dhabi has recruited Britain's top defence buyer to run troubled Etihad Airways which is rethinking an aggressive expansion strategy that led it to huge losses last year. Tony Douglas, who has also run Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow Airports, will join Etihad as group chief executive in January...

  • *CEO recruited from UK's MOD, worked before in Abu Dhabi. Sept 28- Abu Dhabi has recruited Britain's top defense buyer to run troubled Etihad Airways which is rethinking an aggressive expansion strategy that led it to huge losses last year. Tony Douglas, who has also run Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow Airports, will join Etihad as group chief executive in January...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Happiness levels in Britain have inched up to reach their highest rate since measurements of wellbeing began in 2011, despite the political uncertainty since last year's Brexit vote, the statistics office said. A narrow majority of Britons who took part in the country's European Union membership referendum in June last year voted to leave the...

  • LONDON Sept 23- Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating on Friday, saying the government's plans to bring down its heavy debt load had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. But Moody's- which stripped Britain of its top-notch AAA rating in 2013- said the outlook for public finances had weakened significantly as May's...

  • LONDON Sept 22- Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government's plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set out plans for a new relationship with the European Union, Moody's cut the rating to Aa2...

  • *James Murdoch says should not be swayed by politics. CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept 14- Britain should judge Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit, his son and fellow executive James Murdoch said on Thursday. Appearing before an audience of media executives hours after the government...

  • *James Murdoch says should not be swayed by politics. CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept 14- Britain should judge Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit, his son and fellow executive James Murdoch said on Thursday. Appearing before an audience of media executives hours after the government...

  • *Government circulates letter to FTSE 100 companies. LONDON, Sept 6- The British government has asked FTSE 100 companies to sign a public letter endorsing its Brexit strategy, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, risking further strains with firms who are reluctant to agree. "We believe this is a good time for employers to work with government...

  • *Government circulates letter to FTSE 100 companies. LONDON, Sept 6- The British government has asked FTSE 100 companies to sign a public letter endorsing its Brexit strategy, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, risking further strains with firms who are reluctant to agree. "We believe this is a good time for employers to work with government...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The chances of Britain eventually exiting the European Union in a disorderly manner have eased a bit, according to a Reuters poll of economic forecasters, who still say a free trade deal, even if there is a transition period, is the most likely outcome. In the meantime, UK economic growth is forecast to keep slowing despite an upturn in the broader world...

  • LONDON, July 15- European Union leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday. The election of French President Emmanuel Macron had put reform of the EU on the table, meaning Britain and the EU could meet "...

  • BRUSSELS, June 19- Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels on Monday to launch talks he hoped would produce a "new, deep and special partnership" with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Beaming as he met the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU executive's Berlaymont headquarters, the veteran campaigner for...

  • *Schaeuble: Britain will come back to EU. LONDON/ PARIS, June 13- British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday and confirmed Brexit talks would begin next week, amid growing calls for her to soften her approach to leaving the European Union. "What we're doing in relation to the talks that...

  • *Schaeuble: Britain will come back to EU. LONDON, June 13- British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday but faced a tug of war over her Brexit strategy just days before embarking on formal divorce talks with the European Union. Seeking to avoid a second election that could deepen...

  • LONDON, June 13- British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday as she came under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before the start of formal EU divorce talks. In an attempt to avoid a second election that could deepen Britain's worst political turmoil since last...

  • LONDON, June 11- British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party's parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. It's just how long she's going to remain on death row, "former Conservative finance minister George...

  • LONDON, June 11- British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party's parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. But with May's personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were afoot within her...

  • LONDON, June 11- British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party's parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. But with May's personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were afoot within her...

  • LONDON, June 11- British Prime Minister Theresa May faced negotiations with a small Northern Irish party to maintain her power after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. May's Downing Street office said on Sunday she had spoken with the Democratic Unionist...