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United Kingdom
Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:47 UTC

UK Independent party EU election posters considered 'racist'

Immigration to the UK has become a central issue of the May elections campaign

United Kingdom's Independent Party, (UKIP), Britain's anti-EU party, launched its campaign for next month's European elections fending off accusations from rival lawmakers that its pre-election posters were racist.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Queen's 88th birthday marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41-gun royal salute in Green Park, London

The Queen's 88th birthday on Monday has been marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes. A 41-gun royal salute was fired in Green Park in London and a 62 gun-salute from the Tower of London.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 06:31 UTC

New Queen's portrait to mark her 88th birthday

The black and white photo was taken by British artist David Bailey

A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been released in honour of her 88th birthday on Monday. The black and white photo, which shows the Queen smiling, was taken in March. She is pictured wearing pearls, and a dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as personal assistant and senior dresser to her since 2002.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 04:53 UTC

For third consecutive month UK inflation stands below the 2% target rate

 The largest contribution in March came from the fall in petrol prices

The UK inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.6% in March from 1.7% in February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It is the third consecutive month inflation has been below the Bank of England's 2% target rate, and the lowest rate since October 2009.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:18 UTC

Manchester University alumni society in Chile; UK number one destination of “Becas Chile”

Manchester among the top leading universities of the world

British Ambassador to Chile, Mrs. Fiona Clouder, held a reception to mark the official launch of the Manchester University alumni society in Chile. Fifty Manchester graduates joined the event in the Ambassador’s residence from many different academic and professional disciplines.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 06:07 UTC

Gibraltar after closer political and cooperation links with Malta

Chief minister Picardo with Maltese Parliament speaker Farrugia

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met with top officials from Malta this week during a two day visit focused on building links with the island state. The officials included Foreign affairs minister George Vella, Speaker of the Maltese Parliament Angelu Farrugia and Financial Services and Gaming Minister Albert Isola.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

President Higgins visit to UK consolidates reconciliation after decades of mistrust

The impressive display at Windsor Castle by the Queen to receive the Irish president

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Irish president to Britain on Tuesday for the first time since the republic became independent with a banquet also controversially attended by former IRA commander Martin Guinness.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Gibraltar 'close to British hearts', but plenty of room for 'practical dialogue'

Ambassador Manley suggested UK, Spain, Gibraltar and Andalucia dialogue

UK Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley has told a Spanish newspaper that British people hold Gibraltar ‘close to their hearts’ and that delays at the border are politically motivated. He underscored Britain and Gibraltar’s desire to engage in “practical” dialogue toward better cross-border relations that would benefit communities on either side of the frontier fence.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:48 UTC

Osborne launches with Mantega Brazil/UK 'economic and financial dialogue'

Besides Mantega the chancellor also met central bank president Tombini and will visit the Sao Paulo stock exchange on Wednesday

Finance minister Guido Mantega and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced on Tuesday in Sao Paulo the launching of the Brazil/UK Economic and Financial Dialogue to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation, and investment in infrastrucutre, according to a joint release.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Chancellor welcomes insurer’s plans to boost Brazilian activity

Lloyd's, with headquarters in Rio do Janeiro, is Brazil second largest insurer with a 12% market share

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne welcomed the decision by insurer Hiscox to join the Lloyd’s Brazil reinsurance platform during his current trip to Brazil. This will allow Hiscox to grow its Brazilian business, enabling it to talk directly to potential customers and better understand the local market.

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