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Ukrainian protests follow oligarchs to London

Feb 28, 2014
Mansions outside of Ukraine are drawing charges of corruption as well
Posted In: ukraine, U.K., visa

In rural England, fracking finds few friends

Aug 14, 2013
Britain's government supports fracking as a source of cheap gas and jobs but his plans are meeting stiff resistance in the countryside, where New Age protesters and rich conservative country-dwellers want none of it.
Posted In: fracking, sustainability, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.)

Britain's welfare crackdown draws criticism, praise

Jul 25, 2013
Welfare payments account for a third of Britain's public spending. Now, radical cuts in welfare spending are drawing impassioned reactions among both critics and supporters.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.), welfare

Britain's government wants fast trains; some say they're not worth it

Jun 25, 2013
Britain's government wants to spend billions on a high-speed rail system. HS2 -- as it's called -- could cut some journey times in half but critics say it would harm the countryside and trains are yesterday's technology.
Posted In: high speed rail, U.K., rail, train, Transportation

Margaret Thatcher's legacy: Three things that changed for the U.K.

Apr 8, 2013
There’s no question Margaret Thatcher wanted to remake the U.K. economy during her tenure, but did she succeed?
Posted In: Margaret Thatcher, U.K., United Kingdom

Migrating to Britain? Please don't

Feb 26, 2013
Now that Romanians and Bulgarians will soon enjoy full European Union status and be able to move freely through EU countries, Britain fears a flood of unwelcome immigrants.
Posted In: Immigration, United Kingdom, U.K., romania, bulgaria

U.K. prime minister prepares big speech on Europe

Jan 22, 2013
U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron will give a major speech tomorrow that sets the tone for his country's future relations with the European Union. Many in the U.K. want more decisions made in London and fewer in Brussels. Is the U.K. on the way out of the EU?
Posted In: United Kingdom, U.K., david cameron, European Union

U.K. government battles to cut deficit

Jan 8, 2013
The U.K.'s coalition government has just passed the halfway point in its first term. Critics say its continuing tough talk on austerity is constraining growth.
Posted In: U.K., Britain, david cameron, deficit-cutting, austerity

Britain's energy needs overcome fracking fears

Dec 13, 2012
Britain's government has given a company the green light for further hydraulic fracturing. The extraction of shale gas is seen as an economic lifeline as North Sea oil and gas deposits dwindle.
Posted In: fracking, U.K.

What's up, Europe? Checking in with U.K. ex-pats

Sep 3, 2012
Two ex-pats living in the U.K. discuss the jobs picture abroad.
Posted In: U.K., expats, Whats up Europe

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