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UK urged to cut skilled non-EU workers by 25 per cent

THE NUMBER of skilled workers from outside the European Union allowed into Britain should be cut by up to a quarter, a body set...

G20 agrees to tackle ‘tensions and vulnerabilities’

G20 LEADERS drew a veil over their economic policy disputes today, agreeing to tackle tensions that have raised the spectre of currency wars and...

Threat grows from al Qaeda affiliates – UK

AL QAEDA in the Afghan border area of Pakistan remains the greatest security concern to the West, but affiliates in Yemen, Somalia and North...

New UK visa will boost high-tech sector

THE GOVERNMENT will create a new “entrepreneur visa” and reform its intellectual property laws to try to attract high-tech businesses, Prime Minister David Cameron...

Terrorism biggest global worry for US, UK, India – poll

PEOPLE in the US, Britain and India see war and terrorism as the top global challenges while Chinese are more worried about climate change,...

UK coalition told to consider overseas student cap

THE COALITION government will have to consider restricting visas for foreign students and curbing settlement rights if it wants to achieve promised cuts in...

UK’s Cameron to switch focus to growth

BRITAIN’S Prime Minister David Cameron will seek to switch the focus to boosting economic growth today after unveiling deep spending cuts that some economists...

Britain unveils deep spending cuts to tackle record deficit

BRITAIN’S government unveiled the harshest spending cuts for decades, slashing budgets by around a fifth and taking the axe to the country’s comprehensive welfare...

Three British Lords suspended over expenses claims

BRITAIN’S House of Lords handed three of its members lengthy suspensions today for wrongly claiming thousands of pounds in parliamentary expenses. Peers voted...

Heaviest sanctions yet hit peers in expense row

THREE members of the House of Lords faced the heaviest sanctions yet in Britain’s expenses scandal after a committee recommended yesterday they pay back...