United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28264/all en Britain mulls ways to curb immigration before EU relaxes rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/britain-mulls-ways-curb-immigration-eu-relaxes-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU immigration rules on Bulgarians, Romanians set to ease</p> <p>* Britain mulls ways to prevent new immigrant surge</p> <p>* Interior minister toughens citizenship test</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it was looking at ways of curbing immigration before the European Union eases work and travel rules for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/britain-mulls-ways-curb-immigration-eu-relaxes-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Europe Immigration to the United Kingdom since Technology United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:46:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740573 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain says intelligence sharing crucial despite abuse risks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK's Hague: Britain faces "stark choice" on sharing intelligence</p> <p>* Disengaging would raise risk of attacks at home and abroad</p> <p>* Britain must work with countries to improve rights record</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Britain is justified in sharing intelligence with countries suspected of human rights abuses to protect itself, Foreign Secretary William Hague will say on Thursday, despite concerns over the torture of suspects and costly court cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Morality United Kingdom War William Hague Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755179 at http://www.globalpost.com Three arrests in Britain over horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/three-arrests-britain-over-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three men at meat plants in Britain suspected of passing horsemeat off as beef have been arrested Thursday on suspicion of fraud, police said.</p> <p>Two men were arrested in Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales where a food processing plant is based, and one was detained in West Yorkshire in northern England, where police raided a slaughterhouse on Tuesday.</p> <p>The men arrested in Aberystwyth were aged 42 and 64 and in a simultaneous operation a 63-year-old man was arrested at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, police in Wales said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/three-arrests-britain-over-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom United Kingdom AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:09:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755814 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-New Zealand v England - 3rd ODI scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/cricket-new-zealand-v-england-3rd-odi-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AUCKLAND, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Scoreboard at the end of the third one day international between New Zealand and England at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. England won the toss and opted to field. New Zealand BJ Watling c Swann b Finn 1 H. Rutherford c Buttler b Finn 2 K. Williamson c Buttler b Anderson 7 R. Taylor c Buttler b Broad 28 G. Elliott run out 24 B. McCullum c Anderson b Swann 79 J. Franklin c &amp; b Swann 13 N.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/cricket-new-zealand-v-england-3rd-odi-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket English cricket team in New Zealand in 2007–08 Graeme Swann United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 08:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764072 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton: Baun becomes oldest winner at All England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/badminton-baun-becomes-oldest-winner-at-all-england <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tine Baun became the oldest All-England women's singles winner of the open era when she beat the youngest finalist Ratchanok Intanon in an uniquely emotional final.</p> <p>The 33-year-old's 21-14, 16-21, 21-10 win over the 18-year-old brought to an end the career of one of the outstanding players of the past ten years, and the only woman to threaten Chinese dominance. </p> <p>The Dane only decided to compete this year as a "last adventure" but instead, as seventh seed, surprised herself by winning the All-England title back and taking it a third time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/badminton-baun-becomes-oldest-winner-at-all-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Tine Baun United Kingdom AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:02:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778921 at http://www.globalpost.com Vote shows 'weakness' of Britain's Falkland claim : envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/vote-shows-weakness-britains-falkland-claim-envoy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina on Tuesday dismissed a two-day long vote in the Falklands as a "ploy" by Great Britain meant to mask the "weakness" London's claim to the islands.</p> <p>The remarks by Argentina's ambassador to Britain, Alicia Castro, to local radio here came a day after residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to remain a self-governed British overseas territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/vote-shows-weakness-britains-falkland-claim-envoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Falkland Islands International relations Political geography United Kingdom AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:08:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780700 at http://www.globalpost.com British gas prices slump as Qatar, Trinidad imports eases reserves worry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/britains-gas-price-soars-record-pipeline-closure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British wholesale gas prices fell by up to 20 percent on Monday, undermined by major gas shipments due from Qatar and Trinidad to help replenish stored gas reserves depleted by weeks of abnormally cold weather.</p> <p>The price of gas for weekend delivery fell about 20 percent to 84 pence per therm, while the day-ahead gas contract slumped to 93.50 pence, a drop of around 11 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/britains-gas-price-soars-record-pipeline-closure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E.ON Energy Energy in Belgium Energy in Europe Eni Fuel gas Liquefied natural gas Natural gas Politics United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790757 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain probes first suspected measles death since 2008 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/britain-probes-first-suspected-measles-death-2008-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Public health officials said Friday they were investigating the first suspected death from measles in Britain in five years, after an outbreak blamed on a campaign against vaccinations.</p> <p>More than 800 people have contracted the highly contagious disease in Wales in the past six months, centred around the southern city of Swansea.</p> <p>Marion Lyons, director of health protection for Wales, said it had now been confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Swansea who died on Thursday had measles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/britain-probes-first-suspected-measles-death-2008-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Health Medicine United Kingdom AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820497 at http://www.globalpost.com Net migration to Britain rises first time in two years, ONS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/net-migration-britain-rises-first-time-two-years-ons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Britain has seen a year on year increase in net migration for the first time in two years, with more migrants arriving in the country but less to go, official figures showed Thursday.</p> <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said some 503,000 people immigrated to Britain in the year ending June this year, with a net increase of 182,000 long-term migrants entering the country, the first annual growth for two years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/net-migration-britain-rises-first-time-two-years-ons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Demography Immigration Labor Law Population United Kingdom Xinhua News Agency Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:03:50 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6002984 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain updates rules banning 3D-printer guns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/britain-updates-rules-banning-3d-printer-guns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Unlicensed 3D printing of guns is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison, the government said on Thursday, as it moved to address growing public concern about plastic guns.</p> <p>Weapons made by printing their components are already banned under the 1968 Firearms Act, but the Home Office has updated its rules to prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase and possession of them unless properly licensed.</p> <p>The regulations also apply to individual gun components.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/britain-updates-rules-banning-3d-printer-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Handgun United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:17:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6010284 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's first gay marriages to take place from March 29 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131210/britains-first-gay-marriages-take-place-march-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first gay marriages in England and Wales can be held from March 29 next year, Britain's equalities minister Maria Miller announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>Miller said marriage, which officially became legal for gay couples in July, should be "open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex".</p> <p>"I know that many couples up and down the country will be hugely excited that they can now plan for their big day and demonstrate their love and commitment to each other by getting married," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131210/britains-first-gay-marriages-take-place-march-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law LGBT rights in the United Kingdom Marriage Politics United Kingdom AFP Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:04:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6015762 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Volvo Match Play returns to England in 50th year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/golf-volvo-match-play-returns-england-50th-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Volvo World Match Play Championship will return to England this year for the first time since 2007 to mark the tournament's 50th anniversary, organisers announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>The European Tour event has been played in Spain and Bulgaria in the intervening years, but although it is returning to England, it will be played at the London Golf Club in Kent and not former venue Wentworth.</p> <p>"I think it is fantastic that the Volvo World Match Play Championship will be played in England for this special anniversary," said defending champion Graeme McDowell.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/golf-volvo-match-play-returns-england-50th-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours United Kingdom Volvo World Match Play Championship AFP Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6062283 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Volvo Match Play returns to England in 50th year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/golf-volvo-match-play-returns-england-50th-year-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Volvo World Match Play Championship will return to England this year for the first time since 2007 to mark the tournament's 50th anniversary, organisers announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>The European Tour event has been played in Spain and Bulgaria in the intervening years, but although it is returning to England, it will be played at the London Golf Club in Kent and not former venue Wentworth.</p> <p>"I think it is fantastic that the Volvo World Match Play Championship will be played in England for this special anniversary," said defending champion Graeme McDowell.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/golf-volvo-match-play-returns-england-50th-year-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours United Kingdom Volvo World Match Play Championship AFP Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6062284 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Scotland v England Six Nations result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/rugbyu-scotland-v-england-six-nations-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result of Six Nations match between Scotland and England on Saturday at Murrayfield:</p> <p>Scotland 0 England 20</p> <p>H-t: 0-13</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Six Nations Championship United Kingdom AFP Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:47:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6065237 at http://www.globalpost.com Church of England rejects blessings for gay marriages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/church-england-rejects-blessings-gay-marriages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance on Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year.</p> <p>The House of Bishops was clarifying the Church's response to new legislation allowing gay marriage in England and Wales, which will see the first ceremonies take place in March.</p> <p>"Services of blessing should not be provided. Clergy should respond pastorally and sensitively in other ways," said the guidance, drawn up at a meeting on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/church-england-rejects-blessings-gay-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Civil union Religion Same-sex marriage Social Issues United Kingdom AFP Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:19:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6071795 at http://www.globalpost.com