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

British budget to be unveiled with focus on income tax

Mar 21, 2012
A former British finance minister once threatened to “squeeze the rich until the pips squeak," but that won’t like be the message of today.
Posted In: income tax, Britain

Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Posted In: Britain, police, obesity

James Murdoch resigns role at News International

Feb 29, 2012
James Murdoch has quit as Executive Chairman of News Corp’s British newspaper-publishing arm after allegations of malpractice by the publications.
Posted In: News Corp., James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Britain

British PM David Cameron fights 'anti-business' mood

Feb 23, 2012
Several of Europe's biggest banks are reporting billion dollar losses today and yet, banks are handing out billions in bonuses and getting a lot of flack for it.
Posted In: Britain, banking, bonuses, david cameron

Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Feb 20, 2012
Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Britain, tabloids

Britain, France to sign nuclear energy deal

Feb 17, 2012
The two European nations are set to strike a deal that will pave the way for new nuclear power plants in the U.K. But why now?
Posted In: France, Britain, nuclear power, nuclear energy

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

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