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British death toll from Tunisia attack rises to 21 - PM Cameron's spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia last…

  • Nationwide Silence For Tunisia Attack Victims
    Nationwide Silence For Tunisia Attack Victims 22 hours ago

    A minute of silence will be held nationwide on Friday to remember the victims of the Tunisia terror attack, the PM has said. The act of remembrance will take place at noon, one week on from the beach massacre that killed dozens of Britons, David Cameron told the House of Commons. Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on sunbathing tourists on a beach in the resort of Sousse with a Kalashnikov he had hidden in an umbrella, before moving on to a hotel where he shot more holidaymakers. More »

  • British government queries CBI lobby group's EU stance
    British government queries CBI lobby group's EU stance Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The British government on Monday questioned the approach it said one of the country's most influential lobbying groups was taking to Prime Minister David Cameron's European Union reform drive, urging it to rethink its stance. More »

  • RAF Plane To Evacuate Casualties From Tunisia
    RAF Plane To Evacuate Casualties From Tunisia Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The vow came after the Prime Minister said an RAF plane was being sent to evacuate casualties from Tunisia, and Home Secretary Theresa May visited the country to see the aftermath of the "absolutely horrific attack". David Cameron has promised a "full spectrum" response to the attack that is expected to have left as many as 30 Britons dead. He said Ms May and Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood had gone to Sousse on Monday to "give condolences to those who have lost loved ones" and "see for themselves what has happened". More »

  • UK PM says ISIL planning attacks on British soil
    UK PM says ISIL planning attacks on British soil Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    David Cameron says group poses existential threat to West, days after at least 30 UK tourists died in attack in Tunisia. More »

  • UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry
    UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    By Karolin Schaps and Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - British local government officials rejected a fracking project in northwest England on Monday, dealing a blow to Britain's shale gas sector that is supported by Prime Minister David Cameron's government. Officials at Lancashire County Council spurned a planning application lodged by Cuadrilla Resources, saying the project would have an unacceptable visual and noise impact. The unexpected refusal came four days after the same officials rejected another Cuadrilla shale gas application, showing the strength of local opposition to unconventional gas production. More »

  • Britain to review Greek crisis impact on bank branches, holidaymakers Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior policymakers will discuss on Monday how Greece's debt crisis might affect UK banking and whether it might need to help British holidaymakers and residents there. Cameron's spokeswoman said he would chair a meeting attended by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and senior ministers including finance minister George Osborne. It would also address any issues concerning holidaymakers in Greece or for British nationals living there, she said. More »

  • UK's Cameron vows 'full-spectrum response' after Tunisia beach  … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    As the British death toll in Friday's beach gunman attack in Tunisia climbs to levels not seen since the July 2005 London bombings, Prime Minister David Cameron promised a "full-spectrum response" to combat extremism in Britain and abroad. "Our strategy is to build up local armies. More »

  • Number of Britons killed in Tunisia attack likely to rise to 30 - PM spokes …
    Number of Britons killed in Tunisia attack likely to rise to 30 - PM spokes … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia last Friday has risen to 18 from 15 and the final death toll is likely to increase to around 30 people, a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. "We have now confirmed 18 British nationals killed and we expect that number to rise further ... and it's likely to be around 30," the spokeswoman told reporters. (Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn) More »

  • Tunisia beach attack: Mourners hold candlelit vigil as British death toll rises …
    Tunisia beach attack: Mourners hold candlelit vigil as British death toll rises … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Hundreds of tourists and locals in Tunisia have held a candlelit vigil on the beach to mourn the victims of the shooting on 26 June, which is now believed to have taken the lives of over 30 Britons. Grieving mourners laid flowers and candles on the beach by the Sousse hotel where gunman Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 people in the name of Islamic State (Isis). With news that the British death toll is expected to rise above 30, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain is "united in shock and grief" and would show "unshakeable resolve" in dealing with extremism. More »

  • UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror
    UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia. More »

  • Cameron - IS militants are plotting 'terrible' UK attacks
    Cameron - IS militants are plotting 'terrible' UK attacks Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West. Cameron was speaking after an Islamist gunman killed up to 30 British tourists in an attack last Friday that British politicians have described as the single worst assault on their nationals since the bombing of the London underground in 2005. "It is an existential threat because what is happening here is the perversion of a great religion and the creation of this poisonous death cult is seducing too many young minds," Cameron told BBC radio. More »

  • Cameron sees Greece leaving euro in event of referendum no vote Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he thought it would be hard for Greece to stay in the single currency if Greeks voted to reject a deal from international creditors in a forthcoming referendum. More »

  • Cameron calls for dealing with Islamic State threat at 'source' - the …
    Cameron calls for dealing with Islamic State threat at 'source' - the … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said that Friday's attack at a Tunisian hotel demonstrated the "level of evil" Britain is dealing with and drew parallels with previous attacks at magazine offices in Paris and in schools in Pakistan. Writing in the Telegraph on Sunday, Cameron said "we will not be cowed. Unshakeable resolve." (http://bit.ly/1Hp1j22) A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people including Britons, Germans and Belgians as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State. More »

  • Identifying All British Victims 'Will Take Time'
    Identifying All British Victims 'Will Take Time' Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Identifying all British victims of the Tunisia terror attack will take time because few of the holidaymakers gunned down on the beach were carrying IDs, Theresa May has warned. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron has asked for the flags over No 10 to be flown at half mast in memory of the victims. The British ambassador to Tunisia is due to meet senior government officials. More »

  • Leaving the EU would set Britain back 50 years, says Virgin's Branson
    Leaving the EU would set Britain back 50 years, says Virgin's Branson Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A British exit from the European Union would set the country back half a century and be catastrophic for its trade and economic prospects, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Sunday. Branson, whose Virgin Group empire ranges from airlines to banking and space travel, was speaking after Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders last week he needed a new deal to keep Britain as a member. Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the bloc before holding an in-out membership referendum by the end of 2017. More »

  • Goldman Sachs eyes tilt to EU if UK backs 'Brexit' - paper
    Goldman Sachs eyes tilt to EU if UK backs 'Brexit' - paper Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Goldman Sachs would shift resources towards locations in continental Europe and away from Britain should the country's voters choose to end the country's membership of the EU, a senior executive told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. "We would not completely leave Britain but we would certainly strengthen our presence in other locations within the EU," Richard Gnodde, co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International and co-head of the Investment Banking Division was quoted as saying in an interview. British Prime Minister David Cameron, who won an unexpectedly decisive victory in a general election last month, has promised to renegotiate Britain's membership of the EU and hold a referendum on membership by the end of 2017. More »

  • David Cameron: 'Terrorists Will Not Succeed'
    David Cameron: 'Terrorists Will Not Succeed' Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    David Cameron has vowed that "terrorists will not succeed" as he spoke after the "savage" attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France. "These savage terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France are a brutal and tragic reminder of the threat faced around the world from these evil terrorists," Mr Cameron said. Mr Cameron said he could only imagine the "pain, and anguish and agony" of families caught up in the attack. More »

  • Events mark Armed Forces Day
    Events mark Armed Forces Day Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Events to mark Armed Forces Day have taken place across the country, including a celebration at Guildford attended by David Cameron. More »

  • At Least Eight Britons Killed In Tunisia Attack
    At Least Eight Britons Killed In Tunisia Attack Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Most of the victims of a terrorist attack targeting tourists in Tunisia are British, officials said, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the massacre. The Tunisian Health Ministry said eight Britons, one German and one Belgian had been identified among the victims. The new toll came as David Cameron said the British public needs to be prepared for the fact that "many of those killed" in the "savage" shooting were British. More »

  • UK faces 'severe terrorist threat'
    UK faces 'severe terrorist threat' Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The UK faces a "severe terrorist threat", David Cameron has warned after at least eight British holidaymakers were shot dead on a Tunisian beach. More »

  • British tour operators evacuate thousands of tourists from Tunisia
    British tour operators evacuate thousands of tourists from Tunisia Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    TUNIS/LONDON (Reuters) - British tourist companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid said most of the dead were Britons, and British leader David Cameron said the number of British casualties was likely to rise from the five already confirmed dead. German and Belgian tourists were among other casualties in the attack on Friday at the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, 140 km (90 miles) south of the capital Tunis. More »

  • UK must prepare for many citizens killed in Tunisia: PM
    UK must prepare for many citizens killed in Tunisia: PM Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday warned the country to prepare for the fact that "many" of those killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort were British. More »

  • Forces job help scheme announced
    Forces job help scheme announced Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Army reservists and the partners of military personnel will be given help to find work under plans announced by David Cameron. More »

  • PM 'positive' about EU outcome
    PM 'positive' about EU outcome Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    David Cameron has insisted he is planning a "wholly positive" campaign in the EU referendum, after a leaked memo suggested he might seek to play on voters' fears by stressing the risks of a British exit. More »

  • British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU
    British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started — with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Prime Minister David Cameron ... More »

  • British PM Cameron says needs promise of EU Treaty change Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he would seek an agreement to change European Union treaties at some point in the future as part of his renegotiation of Britain's membership. "What is being discussed here is a substantial package of changes including treaty change that needs to be agreed before there is a British referendum," Cameron told reporters after an EU summit in Brussels. Previously British ministers have said they needed treaty change as part of the renegotiation, words that had been interpreted by some as meaning Cameron wanted to complete the long process of treaty change by the end of 2017. More »

  • PM: I Haven't Kicked Over Tables With Demands
    PM: I Haven't Kicked Over Tables With Demands Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The Prime Minister says he had not entered renegotiation talks with the 27 leaders of EU countries by "kicking over tables". David Cameron admitted that thrashing out a new deal for Britain with the European Union would take "tenacity and patience" but  will deliver a "new and better Europe". The Prime Minister was accused of accepting a "post-dated cheque" as British officials admitted the treaty change he is demanding to reflect any new deal for Britain are unlikely to be in place by the time of the referendum. More »

  • Britain to hold emergency meeting over French, Tunisian attacks Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain's emergency response committee would meet later on Friday to discuss the attacks in France and Tunisia. "This is a threat that faces all of us, these events that have taken place today in Tunisia and in France, but they can happen anywhere - we all face this threat," he told reporters. More »

  • UK's Cameron confident of 'new and different' ties with EU
    UK's Cameron confident of 'new and different' ties with EU Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he believed he could secure "new and different" ties with the EU, after launching a bid for reforms ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc. More »

  • EU: We're ready for negotiations with Britain
    EU: We're ready for negotiations with Britain Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started — with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Prime Minister David Cameron ... More »

  • Cameron expresses sympathies to France over factory incident Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to President Francois Hollande on Friday to convey his sympathies over what a British government source said appeared to be an appalling incident at a gas factory in France. "The Prime Minister has just spoken to President Hollande to express his sympathies for what looks like an appalling incident there," the source said. More »

  • Northern Irish court backs PM Cameron over 1989 murder inquiry
    Northern Irish court backs PM Cameron over 1989 murder inquiry Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A Northern Ireland court on Friday backed Prime Minister David Cameron's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of a human rights lawyer, whose death remains a lightning rod for anger over state collusion with pro-British paramilitaries. Pat Finucane, who represented leading Irish republicans in court, was shot dead in front of his family at his north Belfast by loyalists believed to have been acting in collusion with British security forces. On Friday, a judicial review rejected an appeal by Finucane's family for a public inquiry into the shooting, saying Cameron's 2011 decision not to hold one was lawful. More »

  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron 'delighted' EU renegotiation talks have …
    UK Prime Minister David Cameron 'delighted' EU renegotiation talks have … Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he was delighted that talks on the renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union are now underway, with London expected to present its proposal to the council in December. More »

  • EU Vote May Happen Before Treaty Change
    EU Vote May Happen Before Treaty Change Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The Prime Minister has conceded he is unlikely to secure changes to the treaties that bind Britain to Europe before the country votes in an in/out referendum. David Cameron has delivered his EU renegotiation strategy to European leaders in a speech at a summit in Brussels. Treaty change has been a central plank of the Prime Minister's drive to reform Britain's relationship with the EU. More »

  • Cameron reform plan launch faces EU warnings
    Cameron reform plan launch faces EU warnings Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces tough negotiations ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc. More »