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British stocks, pound drop amid uncertain election
Posted on 7 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain's main stock index and the pound fell Friday as investors reacted grumpily to an inconclusive result in national elections against a backdrop of global market turbulence. In the first minute of trading, the FTSE 100 share... Read More

Britain, France, Germany urge EU emissions cuts
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Britain, France and Germany are urging European Union nations to agree to a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2020 in an effort to combat climate change. Britain's climate secretary, along with the environment ministers of France... Read More

Britain to scrap unpopular ID card program
Posted on 28 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain's home secretary said Thursday an unpopular national identity card program for U.K. citizens will be scrapped within 100 days but many foreign nationals will still require one of the credit-card sized documents carrying biometric... Read More

Britain welcomes new government's odd couple
Posted on 13 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Britain ushered in its first coalition government since World War II on Wednesday as a pair of rivals-turned-partners pledged to set aside their deep policy differences and tackle the country's disastrous budget deficit. With handshakes... Read More

Pressure mounts in Britain to form new govt
Posted on 10 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain's election deadlock appeared closer to resolution Monday as the Conservatives led by David Cameron and a potential ally both reported progress in talks to form a new government amid fears that prolonged uncertainty would... Read More

Report: Illegal logging down across the globe
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Tougher enforcement and strict new rules have led to a dramatic drop in illegal logging, a British think tank says, saving huge swaths of green and cutting carbon dioxide emissions across the globe. An international clamp-down on unlawfully... Read More

Britons brace for tough emergency budget
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) After dire warnings, Britons will find out Tuesday how much pain they have to bear in the government's plans to cut the oversized deficit, which has soared amid the global banking crisis. Prime Minister David Cameron, leading a coalition... Read More

High Court: football fixtures are copyrighted
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Betting companies and newspapers will have to pay to use and publish lists of football fixtures after Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the lists are protected by copyright law. The English Premier League and four other bodies... Read More

Parties scramble as Britain sets May 6 election
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain will hold a national election May 6, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Tuesday. The bitterly contested race will be dominated by a recession-wracked economy and a sense that 13 years of Labour rule may be coming to an end... Read More