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Watch Live: President Obama and British PM David Cameron Hold Joint Press Conference

Friday, January 16, 2015

The two world leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues including economic growth, cyber security, and counterterrorism. Watch a live feed of the press conference here.

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The Takeaway

Britain Seeks to Prevent The Publishing of Snowden's Leaks

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron appears ready to crack down on The Guardian, the news organization at the center of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks. Louise Mensch is a former conservative member of Parliament. She's called for the government to crack down on The Guardian from the beginning. She explains her stance against The Guardian, and how she hopes the Snowden saga will finally end. 

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On The Media

Opting in to View Porn in the UK

Friday, July 26, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron just announced a bold, two-pronged attack on both pornography that exploits children, and the availability of pornography to children. Bob talks to Mic Wright, tech reporter for the Daily Telegraph, about how Cameron's proposal will be both technically impossible and an invasion of privacy.

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The Takeaway

British Prime Minister Pledges Referendum on E.U. Membership

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As a sort of counter-balance to Washington's preference to kick the can down the road, British Prime Minister David Cameron is tackling head-on a huge issue for Europe: He has pledged a referendum on British membership of the European Union. John Burns has been following the story from Britain for our partner The New York Times.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs Cameron in UK

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in the United Kingdom, lending his support to Prime Minister David Cameron. He praised Cameron for what he called “government reform and accountability,” during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

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It's A Free Country ®

Gall Around the World: What Mitt Romney Said on His Overseas Adventure

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As foreign policy tours go, Mitt Romney’s should have been the equivalent of jumping into a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese. It hasn't been nearly as easy or fun for the Republican candidate.

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WNYC News

British PM Tours WTC Site, Visits Newark

Thursday, March 15, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the memorial at the World Trade Center after touring businesses in Newark, N.J.

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The Takeaway

Pact Redefines Sovereignty for European Union

Friday, December 09, 2011

A new treaty agreed to in the early hours of Friday by 23 European Union countries, including all 17 euro zone states, may be the most direct discussion of what constitutes sovereignty since the creation of the United Nations. The intergovernmental pact is a major step toward closer integration for the 17 countries that use the euro as currency, as well as the six that hope to join in the future. British Prime Minister David Cameron vetoed a plan by France and Germany to make changes to the EU treaties that would affect all 27 EU nations, saying the deal was not in the U.K.'s interests.

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The Takeaway

UK Vetoes EU Treaty

Friday, December 09, 2011

Twenty-three European Union countries, including all 17 that use the euro, agreed to an intergovernmental treaty that dictates strict tax and budget rules early Friday. The measure fell short of Germany and France's goal to get all 27 EU nations to back changes to the union's treaties after objections from Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron had sought exemptions for the U.K.'s financial sector. The fiscal compact, which penalizes members for breaking deficit rules, was welcomed by Mario Draghi, the new head of the European Central Bank.

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The Takeaway

Cameron Exploring Social Media Restrictions after UK Riots

Friday, August 12, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron says his government will look into a possible crackdown on social media, after citizens used websites like Twitter as an organizing tool for the riots that shook cities across the U.K. earlier this week. Free speech advocates have criticized the idea, saying it's reminiscent of the social media shutdowns practiced by autocrats like former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Are Cameron and Mubarak suddenly brothers in censorship? Or is this a viable method for preventing violence?

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The Takeaway

Cameron Faces Parliament Over Ties to News Corp.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"You don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present," British Prime Minister David Cameron told an unruly special session of Parliament this morning. "You live and you learn, and believe you me, I have learnt."

The day after News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, arguably one of the most powerful men in Britain, defended himself and his company over charges of hacking and bribery at his newspapers, Britain's leader faced Parliament to defend his ties to the Murdoch organization. 

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The Takeaway

Update: The Latest from David Cameron's Parliament Appearance

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has been appearing before Parliament this morning, defending himself over his ties to News Corporation and the hacking and bribery allegations that have enveloped the company. Cameron vowed the current investigation would widen to include the entire British media. The BBC's Robin Brant reports with the latest on Cameron's appearance.

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The Takeaway

Parliament Hacking Inquiry Begins

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.

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The Takeaway

News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal Takes Toll on British Prime Minister Cameron

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron is the latest figure to be dragged into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Cameron was apparently warned several times not to employ former News editor Andy Coulson as his chief spokesman. Now, the media is questioning what this means about Cameron’s judgement and character.

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Transportation Nation

What's a Connection to the 'Chunnel' Worth?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Even before the election of David Cameron, the UK has been bracing the austerity measures it must undertake to save the nation's economy.  One of the moves already made is to put Britain's only high-speed rail route -- the railroad connecting London to the tunnel under the English Channel -- up for sale.  As many as six firms have bid on it, reports the Wall Street Journal.  It's everyone from Goldman Sachs to a group of Canadian pension funds.  The price to run it for 30 years?  Could be more than $3 billion. -- Collin Campbell

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WQXR News

British Prime Minister Concludes First US Trip with Visit to NYC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In his first trip to the U.S. since his election in May, British Prime Minister David Cameron is wrapping up his two-day stay here in New York.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories

Friday, July 02, 2010

New York: What do we need? Better, faster runways. Britain : What do we need? No more runways! Brits take first move to curb air travel: (NY Times)

Questions about DC Metro not put to rest, as train gets misrouted, bewildering riders. (Washington Post)

Brooklyn's Prospect Park West Bike Lane, now installed, inspires dueling facebook groups, con and pro, a meeting in U.S. Senator Charles Schumers' Prospect Park West building, opposition from both his daughters, and his wife, Iris Weinshall, the former NYC DOT Commissioner. (Streetsblog and NY Daily News.) But the Brooklyn Paper does a 180, and decides the lane is a good thing. Schumer's office isn't talking.

Auto industry says its misses incentives, starting at sales down almost 11 percent. (LA Times)

BART chooses route into downtown Livermore over more tracks near freeway. Density, transit-oriented development-backers rejoice. (Contra Costa Times)

A tour of Delhi's dazzling new airport terminal, set to open tomorrow (BBC News)

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WQXR News

Germany Pledges to Stabilize Euro

Friday, May 21, 2010

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has convinced her Parliament to pass a bill that promises a huge sum of money in a stabilization package for the weakened euro currency.

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