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US shelves ‘fiscal cliff’ vote

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 21, 2012 in Warren Fyfe Site

20 December 2012 Last updated at 21:51 ET John Boehner has called on the Senate to act US Republicans have cancelled a vote in Congress on tax rises they hoped would help to avert a so-called fiscal cliff. They pulled the vote after failing to get enough support for the bill, labelled “Plan B”, which [...]

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Afghan campaign a success

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 21, 2012 in Warren Fyfe Site

20 December 2012 Last updated at 17:29 ET Mr Cameron announced troop withdrawals to MPs earlier this week British troops in Afghanistan have paid a “high price” but their efforts have been a success, Prime Minister David Cameron has said on a pre-Christmas visit to UK bases in the country. There have been more than [...]

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MPs critical of banking reforms

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 21, 2012 in Warren Fyfe Site

20 December 2012 Last updated at 19:12 ET The government is moving ahead with legislation to ring-fence banks’ retail and investment arms Government plans to ring-fence the banks – separate their retail businesses from their investment arms – “fall well short of what is required”, a group of MPs has warned. The Parliamentary Commission on [...]

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