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UK's Cameron tells Davos he can keep Britain in the EU

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's relations with the European Union to allow it to remain in the 28-nation bloc. In some of his most pro-European remarks to date, Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos that changes needed to make the euro zone function better meant the EU would need to alter its treaties. That would give Britain an opportunity to recalibrate its own relations with the EU.

"Re-shoring" key to West's economic recovery

British Prime Minister David Cameron was on Friday to insist that the "re-shoring" of jobs from countries such as India and China could be a key factor in spurring European economic growth. Cameron is due to tell the World Economic Forum being held in the Swiss town of Davos that Britain hopes to be at the forefront of attempts to bring back jobs that have moved East in recent years due to wage pressures.

Britain's Cameron comes under pressure to take in Syrian refugees

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party on Wednesday called on the government to join a U.N. programme to help resettle the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, putting pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to fall into line with other Western states.

Cameron trumpets British recovery in 'swipe at France'

Prime Minister David Cameron boasted Wednesday that Britain would become a post-recession flagship in 2014, in what was reported as a swipe at France's "disastrous" economic policies. Writing in The Times newspaper, Cameron said Britain was a country on the rise as he warned against "the great mistakes that led up to the great recession -- more borrowing, more spending and more debt". Though Cameron did not name the "countries currently following that approach", The Times said it was a "swipe at France" and an "apparent gibe" at President Francois Hollande.

Cameron vows to defend Falklands after 'momentous' year

Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Friday to defend the Falkland Islands after a "momentous" year in which residents voted to remain a British overseas territory. In a Christmas message, Cameron said the world should respect the overwhelming result of a referendum in March which came in the face of increasing calls from Argentina to negotiate the island's sovereignty. "2013 will be remembered as a momentous year in the history of the Falkland Islands," Cameron said.

UK rushes out welfare curbs to deter East European migrants

By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was rushing out regulations to stop migrants from the European Union being able to immediately claim welfare benefits amid public fears of an influx of Romanian and Bulgarian workers. With his Conservative party trailing in opinion polls ahead of a 2015 election and polls showing most Britons don't want the labor market to be further opened up to east European workers next year, Cameron is under pressure to act on the issue.

Cameron visits UK soldiers on unannounced Afghanistan trip

Prime Minister David Cameron paid a pre-Christmas visit to British troops in Afghanistan on Monday and reiterated that no British forces will be in a combat role there by the end of 2014. Cameron spent the unannounced visit at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, accompanied by former England and Liverpool footballer Michael Owen, his Downing Street office said. "The big drawdown is now taking place. This is 2013 and as I've said, there'll be no troops in a combat role after 2014," Cameron said in a video on the website of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Cameron visits UK soldiers on unannounced Afghanistan trip

Prime Minister David Cameron paid a pre-Christmas visit to British troops in Afghanistan on Monday and reiterated that no British forces will be in a combat role there by the end of 2014. Cameron spent the unannounced visit at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, accompanied by former England and Liverpool footballer Michael Owen, his Downing Street office said. gj/dk/ric

Cameron visits UK soldiers on unannounced Afghanistan trip

Prime Minister David Cameron paid a pre-Christmas visit to British troops in Afghanistan on Monday and said the drawdown of British forces was well under way ahead of the end of combat operations in 2014. Cameron spent the unannounced visit at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, accompanied by former Liverpool and England footballer Michael Owen, his Downing Street office told AFP.

Britain's Cameron narrows Labour lead, ahead on economy

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have halved the opposition Labour Party's lead to 4 points and are more trusted by voters to handle the economy, a poll showed on Friday. With an election 17 months away, the survey suggested that a majority of voters thought they would be worse off or no richer if Labour had held on to power in 2010.
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