U.K. green lights driverless cars come January

U.K. green lights driverless cars come January

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) --The U.K. government announced Wednesday it was launching a research fund to test driverless cars, which could hit the streets as early as January 2014.
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Pfizer hints at upping its bid for AstraZeneca

Pfizer hints at upping its bid for AstraZeneca

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) --Pfizer said there is the possibility of a higher offer for AstraZeneca, urging the latter to initiate discussions that could result in an amicable transaction.
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2013 good year for Britain's commercial aerospace sector

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A British aerospace industry group said 2013 was a record year for commercial aerospace in the country, with orders for aircraft rising 28 percent over 2012.

Cameron plans to lead trade delegation to China next month

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he will be leading a trade delegation to China in December.

Scottish government criticized for immigrants ad campaign

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Scotland's Home Office is getting more heat for its advertising targeting immigrants, with critics saying it "borders on racism."

Ads aimed at illegal immigrants split Britain's governing coalition

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- The office of Prime Minister David Cameron Monday defended an ad campaign that encourages illegal immigrants to leave Britain.

London restricts arms exports to Egypt

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- The British government said Friday it was revoking licenses for arms exports to Egypt in response to political violence claiming civilian lives.

British government want new oil, gas life

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Efforts to green up the U.K. economy don't relegate the oil and natural gas sector to the sidelines, British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said.
Group hits British government over spyware

Group hits British government over spyware

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Rights group Privacy International says it's taking legal action against the British government over the sale of surveillance technology to repressive regimes.

Shareholders' CEO pay complaints welcomed

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- British Business Secretary Vince Cable said he welcomed shareholder challenges to excessive pay for company executives.

Edinburgh hosts green investment bank

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 8 (UPI) -- Edinburgh is the ideal location for a green investment bank given Scotland's commitment to renewable energy, the country's leader said.

Court upholds tuition policy in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Two British teenagers lost a court battle against a government decision to raise university tuition fees -- a move they called "a barrier" to higher education.

RBS chief gives up his bonus

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Royal Bank of Scotland should use "restraint" in handing out bonuses, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

Plan to trim Parliament angers many

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Politicians on both the right and the left in Britain say they are upset by a proposal to slim down the government by cutting 50 parliamentary seats.

Britain: No execution drugs to U.S.

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- Britain says it will ban export to the United States of three pharmaceutical drugs used in lethal-injection executions.
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Vince Cable

John Vincent "Vince" Cable (born 9 May 1943) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who is currently the Business Secretary in the coalition cabinet of David Cameron. He has been Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997.

Cable studied economics at university and became an economic advisor to the Kenyan government in 1966. He was an advisor to the British government and to the Commonwealth Secretary-General in the 1970s and 1980s. Later, he served as Chief Economist for the oil company Shell from 1995 to 1997. In 1970s, Cable was active in the Labour Party and became a Glasgow councillor. However in 1982, he joined the Social Democratic Party which would go on to form the Liberal Democrats, and he unsuccessfully contested seats in the elections of 1983, 1987 and 1992 until being elected as the MP for the London constituency of Twickenham in the 1997 general election.

Cable was the Liberal Democrats' main economic spokesperson from 2003 to May 2010. He was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons in March 2006, and following Sir Menzies Campbell's resignation, he was acting leader for two months—from October 2007 until the election of Nick Clegg. He resigned from his position as Deputy Leader in May 2010.

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