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British Army brought in to fill Olympic security gap

Jul 12, 2012
The British government says it will have to deploy an extra 3,500 soldiers to protect the Olympic Games after a private security contractor abruptly said it would fall short.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London, Britain

The curse of the skyscraper strikes again

Jul 4, 2012
Tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. Meanwhile, Britain's economy isn't looking so good.
Posted In: The Shard, London, Britain, U.K.

How Europeans view the U.S. health care debate

Jun 28, 2012
The problems that got us today's health care Supreme Court decision -- rising health care costs, the pull between personal liberty and the social safety net -- are familiar around the world, even if the solutions have been very different.
Posted In: health care, Britain

The price of nature conservation in the U.K.

Jun 25, 2012
In the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature. They've created a group called the Natural Capital Committee, which will put a dollar value on landscapes, river purity, and wildlife.
Posted In: Britain, nature, conservation

In 'Capital,' remembering what we really have

Jun 25, 2012
Author John Lanchester's new novel explores the lives of a group of people living in London on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. He discusses themes from the book: the London property bubble and capital's role in our lives.
Posted In: London, capital, Britain, U.K.

British beach shack sells for $270,000

Jun 19, 2012
This might be a hard story for you to hear if your house has lost value in the last few years. But there are some places where the housing market is still pretty overheated -- like a small corner of England, where a tiny beach shack just sold for $270,000.
Posted In: Housing, Beaches, Britain

Study: Intelligent people less likely to take sick leave

Apr 4, 2012
According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Posted In: Health, Britain, employee benefits

U.K. considers broad national surveillance plan

Apr 2, 2012
Many British citizens are used to being watched via camera by the government, but now a new plan to monitor all phone calls, emails and web traffic to keep up with hackers and other criminals is causing privacy advocates to stir.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., privacy

Queen's Diamond Jubilee in England could hurt economy

Mar 28, 2012
It seems this year's Diamond Jubilee -- which celebrates her 60th year on the throne -- could be a bad thing for the economy.
Posted In: Britain, Queen, Royal wedding

Britain looks to sell off parts of Royal Bank of Scotland

Mar 27, 2012
Britain faces the same dilemma as the U.S. when it comes to bailed-out companies: When to sell off the billions of dollars worth of assets it bought from those companies at the height of the crisis.
Posted In: Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain, Scotland, bank

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