BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. TOKYO- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan and meets with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. **BAMAKO/ DAKAR- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Mali and Senegal.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that in the UK people feel that they don't get anything back from money given to the EU budget, which is unpopular in times of austerity.
*France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure to act tough on the European Union budget and France threatened to use its veto, signalling a divisive start to bargaining over the 1 trillion euro long-term spending plan.
BRUSSELS/ ATHENS- Euro zone finance ministers made progress on Wednesday on ways to keep Greece afloat, Germany said, as talks between Athens and its foreign lenders near conclusion over reforms it must implement to receive fresh emergency loans.
*France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 31- British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure to act tough on the European Union budget and France threatened to use its veto, signalling a divisive start to bargaining over the 1 trillion euro long-term spending plan.
LONDON, Oct 31- A UK parliamentary committee has invited executives from Starbucks Corp, Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to answer questions about their tax practices, which allow them to make significant sales in the UK, but pay little tax here.
JERUSALEM- Most Israelis would be reassured if Mitt Romney won next week's U.S. presidential election, feeling they had an unquestioning friend rather than a dispassionate critic in the White House.
*France objects to proposed farm subsidy cuts. BRUSSELS, Oct 31- France joined a growing list of European Union governments threatening to veto the bloc's next long-term budget, turning up the heat at the start of divisive bargaining over a 1 trillion euro spending plan.
A source close to Ed Davey said the remarks by John Hayes, newly appointed Tory energy minister, did not represent government policy and vetoed a speech in which Mr Hayes had planned to attack wind power.
BRUSSELS, Oct 28- European Union governments will debate a cut of at least 50 billion euros this week as the starting point for negotiations on the bloc's proposed 1 trillion-euro long-term budget, a source familiar with the issue said.
Concerns are growing that Britain is laying plans for what political and financial pundits have dubbed “Brixit,” a variant on “Grexit” — Greece’s departure from the euro zone. The New York Times reports.
*``Tsunami of filth'' has rocked the BBC. The allegations, which first emerged in an expose on the rival British TV channel ITV, have rocked the BBC, with its chief George Entwistle admitting the broadcaster has been damaged by the scandal.
British prime minister David Cameron is the latest European politician to be accused of leaking sensitive data after he promised “good news” for the U.K. economy would keep on coming, a day before the official release of growth statistics.
LONDON-- Britain's economy emerged from its nine-month recession in the July to September quarter, when spending on the Olympics helped it grow by a bigger than expected 1 percent, according to official figures released Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 24- Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was unhappy with the level of tax avoidance by big corporations working in Britain and urged authorities to make sure all companies paid their fair share of tax.
*BBC under pressure over sex claims against dead presenter. *BBC boss admits trust damaged. George Entwistle, who was announced as the 90- year-old media organisation's new boss in August, told hostile lawmakers that failures at the BBC had allowed Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's top TV presenters, to prey on young girls for years.
Unions, anti-war campaigners, left-wing leaders, community groups and other activists poured down London's streets in a demonstration against reductions to public sector spending which officials are pushing through in order to rein in the Britain's debt, which stands at more than 1 trillion pounds.
Brendan Barber, whose Trades Union Congress helped organize the march, said that the message of Saturday's protest was that "austerity is simply failing."
LONDON-- British Prime Minister David Cameron is ducking new questions about text messages he traded with Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.' s U.K. newspapers who faces charges linked to the country's phone hacking scandal.
EDINBURGH, Scotland-- Scotland moved a step closer Monday to a vote on independence after Scottish and British leaders signed a deal laying the groundwork for a popular referendum that could radically alter the shape of the United Kingdom.