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Queen Elizabeth at 85 -- still working

Feb 2, 2012
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth still handles a strenuous program of foreign trips and public ceremonies. Some ask how much longer she should carry on.
Posted In: Queen Elizabeth II, Britain
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Former British banker gets knighthood revoked

Feb 1, 2012
Fred Goodwin led the Royal Bank of Scotland when it nearly collapsed during the financial crisis in 2008. The queen has now taken away his title of knight, leaving him in some less-than-honorable company.
Posted In: Britain, financial crisis, United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II
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European leaders approve new fiscal agreement

Jan 31, 2012
European leaders have agreed on the details of a new treaty that requires countries to balance their budgets and limit their deficits. It's a long-term solution to the continent's debt troubles.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Britain, Czech, Greece
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Companies may have received 'cosy deals' on U.K. taxes

Dec 20, 2011
British lawmakers are accusing the U.K. taxman of giving major corporations an easy ride
Posted In: U.K., Britain, Taxes, Goldman Sachs
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Euro debt crisis a threat to British security

Dec 15, 2011
If the euro collapses, Britain's economy could shrink by up to 8 percent. That could have a big effect on the country's defense spending.
Posted In: defense, budget, Britain
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Mid-day Extra: A car rental alternative in the U.K.

Dec 14, 2011
If your car is spending most of the day sitting unused on your driveway, it could be working a lot harder to earn you some spare cash.
Posted In: car, rental car, Britain
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Will the U.K.'s relationship with Europe change?

Dec 12, 2011
Britain was the only EU member not to agree to the new treaty signed last week. How will that affect relations going forward?
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis, Britain, david cameron
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PM Cameron's decision could hurt U.K. in the long run

Dec 12, 2011
Britain emerged from last week's European summit refusing to make a deal with the rest of Europe. Many Brits are happy with the choice, but others fear the long-term consequences.
Posted In: Britain, david cameron, Europe debt crisis
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David Cameron in the 'doghouse' with euro peers

Dec 12, 2011
The United Kingdom walked away from an agreement with the rest of Europe to adhere to more fiscal scrutiny. The country's prime minister says the decision was to protect the financial sector of the country.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Britain, david cameron
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Britain's prime minister defends snubbing Europe

Dec 12, 2011
British PM David Cameron today told lawmakers in parliament why he didn’t sign on last week to the European Union’s fiscal union plan.
Posted In: Europe, Britain, david cameron

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