Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s allies retained control of Congress in elections yesterday, bolstering his bid to secure a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas who have been fighting the state since the 1960s.
U.K. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will today confirm that his Liberal Democrat party will push for the amount people can earn before paying income tax to rise to 12,500 pounds ($20,900) if they’re in government after the 2015 election.
U.K. plans to cut the number of regular soldiers to 82,000 and increase the number of reservists to 30,000 by 2020 do not present a “convincing blueprint” for countering unexpected threats, lawmakers said.
Fiat SpA’s Chrysler division is dropping a request for provincial and federal Canadian funding to develop new minivans and other models, saying the carmaker will escape political interference by using its own money.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced an increase in Britain’s minimum wage before it was formally agreed by his government, in a bid to stop his Liberal Democrat coalition partners taking the credit, according to a government official.
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is ready to enter into coalition negotiations following the 2015 election with any party that offers a speedy referendum on the nation’s membership of the European Union.
London Underground Ltd. indicated it aims to go ahead with plans to buy driverless trains, raising the prospect of renewed clashes with unions that say the move poses a threat to passenger safety and employment levels.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will call for a stronger European Union in a speech in London that may disappoint Prime Minister David Cameron, according to a German government official with direct knowledge of her preparations.