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UK government drops taxes in election rush
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Cider drinkers, vacation home owners and libel lawyers are among the early victors in Britain's looming general election. All will benefit from the government's announcement Wednesday that it is dropping a host of planned... Read More

UK court issues injunction stopping rail strike
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain's High Court has issued an injunction stopping a four-day rail strike that threatened to halt most passenger train services across the country next week. Railway operator Network Rail argued that the Rail, Maritime and... Read More

UK regulator begins Goldman Sachs probe
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Britain's financial regulator launched a full-blown investigation into Goldman Sachs International on Tuesday after U.S. authorities filed civil fraud charges against its parent bank. The announcement from the Financial Services Authority... Read More

In debt-laden UK, Brown has low-cost election plan
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced sweeping but frugal plans on Monday to woo voters ahead of a national election next month, vowing to spur Britain's fragile economy and repair its tainted political system. Outlining his... Read More

UK to press ahead with deep-sea oil exploration
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain will continue deep-sea oil exploration off the coast of Scotland despite concerns about safety raised by the Gulf of Mexico spill, the country's energy minister said Thursday. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said regulation... Read More

New UK aligns with US on hedge funds
Posted on 17 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron's new coalition faces likely defeat in an early test of international clout when Europe votes next week to impose tougher laws on hedge funds and private equity groups. These industries have drawn... Read More

UK writer wins libel fight against chiropractors
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) A British science writer has won his battle against a chiropractic organization that sued him for libel, in a ruling seen as supporting free speech. The case highlighted loopholes in British libel laws that critics say have allowed... Read More

UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday. Access to the digital services... Read More

UK election: Best bet is that history will be made
Posted on 6 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Polls in Britain's razor-edge election opened early Thursday in a race that is likely to reshape the country's politics in historic ways. Should Gordon Brown cling to power, his Labour Party will have pulled off one of the... Read More