Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on leaving the European Union is damaging investment in the U.K., Business Secretary Vince Cable will say in a renewed attack on his party’s coalition partners.
European Union governments halted trade and visa negotiations with Russia and prepared sanctions against selected Russian officials to protest the Kremlin’s assertion of control over Ukraine’s southern Crimea region.
Crimean lawmakers called a referendum to return Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula to its former Soviet-era master as the European Union halted trade and visa talks with Russia to protest the Kremlin’s moves in the region.
Mass immigration to Britain is due to a “wealthy metropolitan elite” who want cheap labor and services, Tory Home Office Minister James Brokenshire said, in a direct clash with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.
European Union leaders will consider repercussions for Russia at an emergency meeting today on the Ukraine crisis, after Russia’s foreign minister fended off a U.S. effort to ease tensions in the Crimean peninsula.
Russia fended off U.S. efforts at diplomacy over Ukraine and defied pleas from the West to loosen its grip on the Crimea region, as the European Union promised 1.6 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in emergency aid to help the Ukrainian government avert a default.
Russia defied pleas from the West to loosen its grip on Ukraine’s southern Crimea region, as the European Union promised 1.6 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in emergency aid to help the Ukrainian government avert a default.
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.