Tag Archives: UK

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Nearly half of UK households plan spending cuts as prices spike – survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of British households plan to cut spending as worries around inflation escalate, a survey showed on Wednesday, driving home the squeeze on consumers from rising…

UK's Cameron caught 'in a bind' over EU talks

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is "in a bind" in talks with European Union partners over changes he needs to avoid a so-called "Brexit", political scientist Thierry Chopin said on…

Trial of China rights lawyer lasts three hours, police block court access

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) – The trial of one of China's most high profile human rights lawyers on charges of inciting ethnic hatred & provoking trouble lasted just three…

Top Asian News 11:00 p.m. GMT

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door & a threat: Get up or obtain beaten. For the next 16 hours,…

Four charged over 'bid to spring convicts from prison van'

Four men have been charged in connection with a foiled plot to spring two convicts from a prison van, during which a man was shot dead by police. The men…

Four Charged Over 'Prison Van Break Plot'

Four men have been charged in connection with an alleged plot to spring two convicts from a prison van, during which a man was shot dead by police. The men…

Jeremy Corbyn 'must put Labour leadership first'

Jeremy Corbyn must put leadership of the Labour party before his commitments to outside protest movements, Lord Prescott has said. The former deputy prime minister said there was a faction…

U.S. crude oil holds near 2009 lows as global glut persists

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. crude prices remained near 2009 lows in early Asian trading on Friday as oil output in the Middle East continued to rise despite…

Big Tobacco takes UK government to court over plain packaging

By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) – Big Tobacco took the British government to court on Thursday, arguing that the UK's "plain packaging" law which will take effect next May, unlawfully…

Mother who wanted her children to live under Sharia law guilty of abduction

A British-born mother-of-two tried to take her children to the capital of Islamic State territory to live under Sharia law, a court heard. The woman, 34, who cannot be named…