Britain made deep cuts to social services, government jobs, welfare benefits, and defense spending in order to reduce a mounting deficit. The cuts could dramatically reshape British society.
Britain's sharp defense budget cuts target 8 percent of the military's $59 billion budget. Prime Minister David Cameron called President Obama to reassure him that the UK would remain a 'first rate' military power.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told parliament today that the new government will be seeking broad public input on an 'emergency budget' designed to slash the deficit and modeled on a crash program used by Canada in the 1990s.
It has blocked any references to the investigation even though Hu Haifeng is not a suspect, underscoring the taboo against covering China’s 'princelings.'
Afghanistan operations in the future could be affected.
Some immigrant workers are being housed on barges, prompting questions and resentment from locals, many of whom are out of work.
Fueled by the recession, the groups have won members and seats in recent elections.