EU summit yields no clear way forward on Brexit

Oct 18, 2018
European Union leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in Brussels today. Britain’s exit from the bloc was the main focus of the gathering. And students of EU crises will have heard a familiar whizzing sound as another deadline passed in the unfolding drama, known as Brexit. The long-scheduled summit was intended as an important milestone […]

2008 crash is now an economic case study

Jul 30, 2018
Economics students in the U.K. led the charge to include lessons from the financial collapse in university curricula.
News tickers at the Nasdaq MarketSite show negative numbers October 9, 2008 in New York City. 
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Trump stirs controversy during U.K. visit

Jul 13, 2018
President Donald Trump has stirred up a hornet's nest in the U.K. with his blunt comments about Brexit.
President Donald Trump (L) speaks during a press conference with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May following their meeting at Chequers, the prime minister's country residence, near Ellesborough, northwest of London on July 13, 2018 on the second day of Trump's U.K. visit.

U.S. business ponder effects of Brexit breakthrough deal

Dec 8, 2017
Today, after weeks of often bitter wrangling, the Brits struck a last-minute, breakthrough deal on Brexit with their European Union partners. They agreed to some of the key terms of their departure from the EU. The United Kingdom will likely be told next week that it can now move on to talk about a future […]

After Brexit, net migration to Britain tumbles

Nov 30, 2017
Britain’s government published its latest immigration figures today. They cover the 12-month period after the June 2016 vote to quit the European Union. Many who backed Brexit said they did so to curb the numbers of immigrants to Britain. Today’s figures show the sharpest fall in net inward migration since British records began more than […]

In England, fewer people own their homes

Mar 3, 2017
The British government released the latest English Housing Survey this week. It found that home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years. It also noted that almost half of all the people in England age 25 to 34 currently rent their home from an individual private landlord.  Click the above […]

UK government welcomes Trump as it touts for post-Brexit trade

Nov 10, 2016
Most other European governments seem alarmed.
The Houses of Parliament are seen in central London.


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What you learn from sheep on Twitter and Instagram

Nov 7, 2016
James Rebanks comes from a long line of shepherds and shares photos from his daily life on Twitter and Instagram.
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England muscles in on Manuka honey production

Nov 1, 2016
Costly Manuka honey comes from New Zealand and soon, maybe, England?
Manuka honey can cost hundreds of dollars.
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English plantation now sends tea to China

Oct 31, 2016
England has just one tea plantation but its owners have big global ambitions.
Neil Bennett, head gardener at the Tregothnan Estate, inspects in the tea garden the tea plant Camellia sinensis near Truro, England. 
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