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United Kingdom
Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Scotland proposes all four UK nations must agree in the event of an 'in-out' referendum on EU membership

Sturgeon is proposing that the four UK nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland-, should leave the EU only if all of them agree to do so.

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that Scotland does not want to leave the European Union (EU) when the referendum over the UK permanence within the block takes place.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

PM Cameron and EC Juncker begin talks to renegotiate UK EU membership

Talks between Cameron and Juncker on Monday had focused on “reforming the EU and renegotiating the UK's relationship with it”, the No 10 spokesman said.

David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that “British people are not happy with the status quo” in Europe. The prime minister hosted Mr. Juncker at Chequers at the start of a week of efforts to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Three 'Queens' sail along Liverpool's Mersey to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary

The display was part of a three-day celebration, which ends on Tuesday, marking the company's first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool. (PicGetty)

Three famous ocean liners have sailed together in Liverpool for the first time to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary. The Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth saluted the city where Samuel Cunard began his transatlantic line in 1840.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in UK's referendum on ties with European Union

Legislation for the referendum will be introduced to the UK Parliament on Thursday, the day after the Queen's Speech.

Gibraltarians will be able to vote in Britain’s referendum on whether to sever ties with the European Union. The franchise for referendum, promised by Prime Minister David Cameron by the end of 2017, will be based on that for a UK general election - meaning Irish, Maltese and Cypriots resident in the UK will get a vote, but other EU citizens will not.

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Five world leading banks fined 5.7bn dollars for manipulating foreign exchange markets

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that “almost every day” for five years,  currency traders used a private electronic chat room to manipulate exchange rates

Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totaling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market. Four of the banks - JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS - have agreed to plead guilty to US criminal charges, while the fifth, UBS from Switzerland will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 22:09 UTC

Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum”

MLA Rendell invited the C24 chairman to visit the Falkland Islands.

The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have good neighborly relations with nearby countries, except for Argentina that “continues to ignore our people's right to self-determination and covet our territory”.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 02:23 UTC

Independent John Bercow re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the Commons

Bercow told MPs that he would be the “champion of backbenchers” and ensure the Commons remained at “the heart of our democratic system”.

John Bercow has been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of Britain's House of Commons as MPs returned to Parliament for the first time after the election. The choice of the next Speaker was the first act of the new Parliament before newly elected MPs are sworn in.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 02:16 UTC

UK commends Guyana's elections and pledges support for President Granger

UK welcomes successful conclusion of Guyana’s elections “and I congratulate David Granger on his election as president of Guyana” said Minister Duddridge.

The United Kingdom congratulated Guyana for last week's general election and promised to continue working with the new government of David Granger to build on the strong and long-standing relationship between the two countries.

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Cameron puts pressure on Europe for major changes and revamped links

Cameron says he wants to stay in a reformed EU but has also said that he would not be heartbroken if Britain left.

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold an early referendum on membership of the European Union if he can first reach a deal that satisfies his demands for major changes in Britain's relationship with the bloc, his spokesman said yesterday.

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 09:23 UTC

PM Cameron confirms economic policy: names Osborne first secretary of state

Osborne served as Chancellor of the Exchequer during Cameron's first five-year term and oversaw a recovery of the economy from the financial crisis.

Prime Minister David Cameron reappointed George Osborne as his finance minister on Friday and gave him a bigger cabinet role after Britain's economic recovery helped their party to an unexpectedly big election victory.

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