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A small UK company with big graphene dreams

Jul 28, 2014
The wonder material isolated a decade ago has yet to live up to its promise.
Posted In: graphene, plastics, innovation, United Kingdom (U.K.)
Savage Messiah – subsidized by British taxpayers.

Britain is giving subsidies for rock music

Jun 5, 2014
U.K. arts subsidies used to be mainly for ballet and theater. That's changing.
Posted In: Britain, United Kingdom (U.K.), Arts, Pete Rock

Why not seize Putin's assets?

Mar 5, 2014
The EU and U.S. are considering sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine.
Posted In: Vladimir Putin, ukraine, United Kingdom (U.K.)

U.K. spat over women's pay in the financial sector

Jan 30, 2014
The leader of one of Britain's fastest growing political parties has sparked some outrage
Posted In: feminism, United Kingdom (U.K.), Nigel Farage, maternity leave

Take down the Union Jack? Scotland to vote on independence

Nov 26, 2013
Next year, Scottish voters will get to decide if they want to remain a part of the United Kingdom. What economic challenges would an independent Scotland face?
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Britain gets tough with health tourists

Nov 15, 2013
Britain's National Health Service offers free treatment at the point of service. The government says many foreigners are abusing the system and now need to pay up for the services they receive.
Posted In: nhs, United Kingdom (U.K.), medical tourism

Britain goes after Middle East cash with new Sharia bonds

Oct 29, 2013
The new bonds, backed by the British government, are compliant with Islamic law.
Posted In: Islam, United Kingdom (U.K.)

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 wants to be hub for Sharia banking

Jul 18, 2013
Britain's government is trying to make the country a major world hub for financial transactions that conform to Islamic principles. Islamic banking and finance are a fast growing area.
Posted In: Islam, finance, United Kingdom (U.K.)

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