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UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access

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 will be included in the seven-day subscriptions...

UK court issues injunction stopping rail strike

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 Transport Union's ballot of workers for the four...

UK government drops taxes in election rush

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 tax and fee increases as it struggles to push through...

In debt-laden UK, Brown has low-cost election plan

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 party's policy platform, Brown said his government...

UK writer wins libel fight against chiropractors

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 big companies to sue scientists and journalists...

UK regulator begins Goldman Sachs probe

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 follows pressure for the probe from Prime...

UK election: Best bet is that history will be made

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 most unlikely political comebacks in modern times...

New UK aligns with US on hedge funds

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 popular anger and post-financial meltdown scrutiny...

UK to press ahead with deep-sea oil exploration

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 is strong enough "to manage the risk of deep...

Insurers Could Benefit if the New UK Government Can Reform the Pensions System

Insurers involved in the U.K. pensions market are reacting with caution to the new U.K. government's call for a simpler, more stable pension system, as some believe constructive reform is easier to talk about than to implement. Paul Goodwin, head of pensions at Aviva plc, said calls for simplicity...

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...

UK denies right-to-die legal challenge

LONDON (AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life. Tony Nicklinson had a stroke in 2005 that left him unable to Full version (available to lexis...

UK man who failed to overturn euthanasia law dies

LONDON (AP) - Tony Nicklinson, paralyzed and unable to speak, found life so unbearable he wanted to die. On Wednesday, the 58-year-old Briton got his wish. His family said he died of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

UK court rules Kenyan torture victims can sue

LONDON (AP) - The High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins deportation appeal

LONDON (AP) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges, judges ruled Monday in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga. Britain's government has been Full version (available...

Overview of United Kingdom Anti-Money Laundering Law

by William H. Byrnes IV, Robert J. Munro, and Amy Marie Stevens The United Kingdom is is ranked as the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 7th worldwide. It ties New York in rank as the largest financial hub in the world. Despite extensive anti-money laundering legislation, the United Kingdom is...