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  • Calais Crisis: UK To Send Extra Sniffer Dogs
    Calais Crisis: UK To Send Extra Sniffer Dogs 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Extra sniffer dogs and fencing will be sent to France to help deal with the Calais migrant crisis, David Cameron has said. Mr Cameron, who spoke with French President Francois Hollande about the issue on Friday evening, said: "This is going to be a difficult issue right across the summer. Mr Cameron said Britain would work "hand in glove" with the French to tackle the problem. More »

  • Hollande to discuss Calais migrants with Cameron tonight
    Hollande to discuss Calais migrants with Cameron tonight 7 hours ago

    French President Francois Hollande said that he would have talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday night about the migrant crisis in Calais. More »

  • UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants
    UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants 11 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron offered Friday to send sniffer dogs and fencing to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain, pledging to work closely with French authorities to get a grip on the crisis. More »

  • David Cameron 'cannot stand in way of second Scottish referendum'
    David Cameron 'cannot stand in way of second Scottish referendum' 11 hours ago

    David Cameron's insistence that there will not be another Scottish independence referendum before 2020 is "his opinion" as he "can't stand in its way", SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said. More »

  • Cameron draws up plan to help tackle Calais migrant crisis
    Cameron draws up plan to help tackle Calais migrant crisis 12 hours ago

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron drew up plans to help France tackle a spike in attempts by migrants to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel, but warned there was no quick fix. Cameron is under pressure to deter the migrants, many of whom have travelled from Africa and the Middle East, after disruption to cross-Channel passenger and freight traffic. Starting with helping the French on their side of the border, we're going to put in more fencing, more resources, more sniffer dog teams, more assistance in any way we can," Cameron said afterwards. More »

  • Cameron promises more security fencing, sniffer dogs for Calais
    Cameron promises more security fencing, sniffer dogs for Calais 13 hours ago

    British Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Friday to provide more security fencing and sniffer dogs to aid French police in repelling attempts by migrants to board Channel Tunnel trains to Britain. More »

  • IoD Chief Calls For Early EU Referendum
    IoD Chief Calls For Early EU Referendum 22 hours ago

    The head of one of Britain's most influential business groups will urge David Cameron on Friday to hold the referendum on the UK's European Union (EU) membership next year and avoid an "inappropriate" delay. Sky News understands that Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors (IoD), will say on Friday that a confluence of political events in 2017, including elections in France and Germany, mean that a UK-wide poll must happen sooner. The fact that Britain is due to hold the presidency of the EU during the second half of 2017 would make it "absurd" to simultaneously be conducting a referendum, Mr Walker will say. More »

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  • David Cameron to chair crisis meeting on Calais migrants
    David Cameron to chair crisis meeting on Calais migrants Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Prime Minister will head a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on the migrant crisis at Calais . More »

  • British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage
    British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm" of migrants was trying to come to Britain, as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel. More »

  • PM Criticised Over Migrant 'Swarm' Comment
    PM Criticised Over Migrant 'Swarm' Comment Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    David Cameron has been criticised for describing migrants as a "swarm" trying to get into Britain. The Prime Minister used the term as the crisis at Calais continued, with large numbers of migrants trying to reach the UK through the Channel Tunnel. The mounting problem has caused travel chaos on either side of the Channel and led to calls for the Army to be sent in to tackle the emergency. More »

  • UK leader comes under fire for remarks on migrants Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticism for using the word "swarm" to describe the migrants trying to get into Britain through the Channel Tunnel. More »

  • Eurosceptic Farage says pro-EU campaign is stealing a march on 'No'
    Eurosceptic Farage says pro-EU campaign is stealing a march on 'No' Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Eurosceptics who want Britain to quit the European Union are letting pro-EU campaigners get a head start in mobilising opinion ahead of an In/Out referendum that could take place within a year, Britain's most prominent Eurosceptic said on Thursday. Prime Minister David Cameron, buoyed by an unexpectedly decisive election win in May, has already begun trying to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU, saying he will campaign for a 'Yes' to continued membership if the talks are successful. Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), said high-profile interventions such as U.S. President Barack Obama saying he wanted Britain to stay in the EU, and the launch of pro-EU campaign groups such as Universities for Europe, had left the 'No' side lagging. More »

  • Cameron Threatens To Shut Down Porn Websites
    Cameron Threatens To Shut Down Porn Websites Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    David Cameron has demanded that porn websites introduce strict age checks or face being shut down. One option is to set up an independent regulator which could force internet service providers (ISPs) to block offending sites under the threat of fines. Mr Cameron proposed that websites ask for bank details or credit card details instead. More »

  • PM Insists UK Borders Safe Amid Calais Crisis
    PM Insists UK Borders Safe Amid Calais Crisis Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Prime Minister has insisted Britain's "borders are safe" but "totally understands people's frustrations" with the Calais migrants crisis that has caused huge delays for holidaymakers. David Cameron was speaking to Sky News after thousands of people have attempted to reach the UK through the Channel Tunnel, which this week led to a man being killed. More »

  • David Cameron: Pension plan charges could be capped
    David Cameron: Pension plan charges could be capped Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The amount savers are charged to withdraw their money from pension plans could be capped, under plans set out today. More »

  • David Cameron warns porn websites to block under-18s or face legal curbs
    David Cameron warns porn websites to block under-18s or face legal curbs Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Internet pornographers have been given a final ultimatum to put in place measures to block under-18s from viewing explicit content or face tough new laws to close their websites down. More »

  • David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims
    David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    David Cameron will challenge his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak over allegations of corruption which have triggered a political crisis in the country when the pair meet today. More »

  • One Killed As 1,500 Migrants Storm Eurotunnel
    One Killed As 1,500 Migrants Storm Eurotunnel Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe said none of the 1,500 who tried to break through the fences to the tunnel's platform on Tuesday night were successful, adding that the crisis affects freight services - not passenger services - and the migrants are not getting "anywhere near" the tunnel itself. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with building a nine-foot fence to protect the terminal. Prime Minister David Cameron has described the migrant crisis in Calais as "very concerning" - and stressed the Government will do "everything it can" to improve the situation. More »

  • Cameron offers loan, touts trade potential on Vietnam visit
    Cameron offers loan, touts trade potential on Vietnam visit Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron pushed to step up trade with Vietnam on Wednesday to capitalise on "enormous" opportunities for British firms in an economy Britain would support with 500 million pounds in infrastructure loans. Making his fourth stop on a tour through Southeast Asia, Cameron met Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi and presided over the signing of several deals between firms of both countries in infrastructure, engineering, insurance and energy. A British business delegation has joined Cameron on his trip to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, his first venture outside Europe since winning re-election in May. He is seeking to expand British trade relationships beyond Europe, parts of which remain stuck in an economic rut. More »

  • David Cameron plan for more Tory peers 'could cost taxpayers millions&# …
    David Cameron plan for more Tory peers 'could cost taxpayers millions&# … Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    David Cameron's plans to appoint more Conservative peers to the House of Lords could cost taxpayers millions of pounds, the Electoral Reform Society has warned. More »

  • PM Vows To 'Wipe Out' Child Trafficking In UK
    PM Vows To 'Wipe Out' Child Trafficking In UK Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    David Cameron has become the first British Prime Minister to visit Vietnam and has promised to "wipe out" child trafficking in the UK. Vietnam has long been the source of criminal gangs which ruthlessly export child labour to Britain. Experts estimate that 3,000 Vietnamese children have been trafficked into the UK by such gangs - often to work in cannabis farms and nail bars. More »

  • Cameron on landmark first visit to Vietnam
    Cameron on landmark first visit to Vietnam Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    David Cameron hailed rapidly growing trade with Vietnam Wednesday during the first visit by a British Prime Minister to the communist country, as a number of key business deals were signed. More »

  • Rolls-Royce wins $580 million engine servicing deal with Vietnam Airlines
    Rolls-Royce wins $580 million engine servicing deal with Vietnam Airlines Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it won a $580 million (£370.5 million) contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide servicing and maintenance to its Trent XWB engines which will power 14 Airbus A350 aircraft. The deal was signed on Wednesday at an event in Vietnam, where Prime Minister David Cameron is on a trade mission. Rolls-Royce is trying to restore investor confidence after cutting profit forecasts three times in nine months. It is due to report its half-year results on Thursday. (Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle) More »

  • Irish central bank planning for possible 'Brexit'
    Irish central bank planning for possible 'Brexit' Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Ireland's central bank is making plans in case Britain leaves the European Union and its chief economist said on Wednesday that uncertainly over possible "Brexit" was enough to depress economic growth. The United Kingdom is Ireland's biggest trading partner, with 10 percent of Irish workers reliant on those close economic ties, according to the government. British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to renegotiate ties with Europe, and then hold a referendum by the end of 2017, has thrown up difficulties for what Gabriel Fagan called "very initial stage" planning. More »

  • David Cameron becomes first British prime minister to visit Vietnam
    David Cameron becomes first British prime minister to visit Vietnam Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    David Cameron has become the first serving British prime minister to visit Vietnam after arriving in the Communist country on a mission to boost trade and tackle human trafficking. More »

  • Global drive on corruption should start at home Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    In June, British Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to cast the first stone following the bribery scandal at FIFA, the world soccer governing body. On Tuesday, Mr. Cameron vowed to expose the “dirty money” spent by foreigners who buy luxury properties in Britain as havens for their “plundered” wealth. According to Berlin-based group Transparency International (TI), about 1 in 10 properties in Westminster is owned offshore and anonymously under current British rules. More »

  • Clamp Down On 'Dirty Money' In UK Property
    Clamp Down On 'Dirty Money' In UK Property Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    There should be a global crackdown on the "cancer of corruption", David Cameron has said, amid concerns the London property market has become a "safe haven" for "dirty money". On his second stop in Singapore, the Prime Minister pointed to concerns that some UK properties are bought using "anonymous shell companies" with "plundered or laundered cash" – and announced a consultation on increasing the transparency of UK property ownership. He also said there would be an anti-corruption summit meeting in London next year. More »

  • Britain seeks to stop foreign 'dirty money' hiding in UK property m …
    Britain seeks to stop foreign 'dirty money' hiding in UK property m … Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Edgar Su SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in Singapore on a regional trade visit, said the promise was part of anti-corruption efforts to ensure that Britain did not become a "safe haven for corrupt money from around the world". "We know that some high-value properties - particularly in London - are being bought by people overseas through anonymous shell companies, some of them with plundered or laundered cash," Cameron said. More »

  • Drug Shame Peer Steps Down From House Of Lords
    Drug Shame Peer Steps Down From House Of Lords Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Lord Sewel has stepped down from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking drugs with two prostitutes but will get to retain his title. Footage showed Lord Sewel, who in his role as chairman of the Privileges and Standards Committee is responsible for setting behaviour standards for peers, in an orange bra and leather jacket smoking and drinking with the women. In other scenes he attacked some of the country's most high-profile politicians, including Tony Blair and David Cameron, whom he called "facile". More »

  • Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers
    Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron has cooked up a "recipe for confusion" with his plans to reform Britain's relationship with the European Union, a committee of Peers said on Tuesday, criticising the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking. Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain's EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017. In a report published on Tuesday, a committee of Peers from Britain's upper house of parliament said there was too much uncertainty surrounding the plans and the government must rethink the process if it is to be accountable to the public. More »

  • Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property
    Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Britain will seek more transparency from foreign firms investing in the property market in a bid to stop ill-gotten funds being laundered in the sector, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. More »

  • David Cameron warns fraudsters: Britain no place for dirty money
    David Cameron warns fraudsters: Britain no place for dirty money Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Foreign fraudsters and corrupt officials have been warned by David Cameron that London is "not a place to stash your dodgy cash". More »

  • Britain can easily double Indonesia investment - Cameron
    Britain can easily double Indonesia investment - Cameron Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals can be clinched on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and encourage new political alliances to counter Islamist militancy. Britain, Indonesia's fifth largest foreign investor, is particularly interested in investing in Indonesia's infrastructure, insurance and Internet services industries. More »

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