UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia

July 9, 2015 3:34 pm0 comments
UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia

Tunisia attack: UK tourists advised to leave country 9 July 2015 From the section UK All British nationals are being urged to leave Tunisia because “a further terrorist attack is highly likely”, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says. The Foreign Office estimates 2,500 to 3,000 UK tourists are in Tunisia and […]

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Budget is 'new contract for country'

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Budget 2015: Osborne offers country ‘new contract’ 9 July 2015 From the section UK Politics comments Chancellor George Osborne has rejected criticism of his Budget insisting it offers the country a “new contract”. He said businesses will have to pay higher wages but will pay lower taxes in return – […]

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At-a-glance: Key points of Budget

July 8, 2015 3:46 pm0 comments

Budget 2015 key points: At-a-glance summary 8 July 2015 From the section UK Politics George Osborne has delivered his seventh Budget as chancellor, the first for a majority Conservative government since November 1996. Here is a summary of his main announcements. Personal taxation and pay New national living wage will […]

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'Don't let Europe split' – Greek PM

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Greece debt crisis: Tsipras appeals for European unity 8 July 2015 From the section Europe Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for the European Union to avoid division, as indebted Greece struggles to stay in the euro. In a sometimes stormy debate in the European Parliament, he said: “Let’s […]

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Pace of welfare cuts 'to be slowed'

July 7, 2015 6:20 pm0 comments
Pace of welfare cuts 'to be slowed'

Budget ‘to extend welfare cuts timetable’ 7 July 2015 From the section UK Politics George Osborne will present an all-Conservative Budget for the first time George Osborne will slow the pace of planned welfare cuts when he presents his Budget, the BBC understands. The chancellor is expected to take three […]

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Silence in memory of 7/7 victims

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7 July London bombings: Silence in memory of victims 7 July 2015 From the section UK A minute’s silence has been observed across the UK in memory of the 52 people killed by suicide bombers in London on 7 July 2005. Survivors of the attacks and relatives of the victims […]

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Creditors press Greece for debt plan

July 6, 2015 5:04 pm0 comments

Greece debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals 6 July 2015 From the section Europe Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear new proposals from Greece after the country voted to reject the terms of a bailout. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Francois Hollande also called […]

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Greek PM replaces outspoken minister

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Greek PM replaces outspoken minister

Greece debt crisis: Finance Minister Varoufakis resigns 6 July 2015 From the section Europe Yanis Varoufakis last week accused Greece’s international creditors of “terrorism” Greece’s outspoken finance minister has resigned, hours after voters backed his call to reject creditors’ demands for more austerity in a referendum. Yanis Varoufakis said it […]

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Greek voters reject bailout offer

July 5, 2015 5:27 pm0 comments

Greece debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer 6 July 2015 From the section Europe Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout. The final result in the referendum, published by the interior ministry, was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% who voted “Yes”. Greece’s governing Syriza party had […]

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Greeks vote in bailout referendum

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Greece referendum: Greeks in decisive vote over debt deal 5 July 2015 From the section Europe Millions of Greeks are voting in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout. The government has urged a “No” vote, but the “Yes” side warns this could see […]

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