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PM Brown wades into BA dispute, calls strike deplorable

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown waded into the acrimonious dispute between British Airways PLC and its cabin crew on Monday, calling a planned strike by workers "deplorable" and urging

Britain ‘s Air Passenger Duty tax: A disaster for the Caribbean

Britannia may no longer rule the waves but its imposition of the November 1 Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax has sent shock waves across the Atlantic that will wash up on Caribbean shores with a devastati

High profile customers parting ways with British Airways

LONDON - British Airways PLC already losing money as a result of the severe downturn in the aviation industry, has lost its hold over some high profile customers as the recession forces the U.K.

Rise in UK departure tax could cut London’s European gateway role...

London could lose its place as a main gateway to Europe if the UK government goes ahead with plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) next November.

Famous beach in France renamed by British PM Gordon Brown

PARIS – Prime Minister Gordon Brown renamed the famed Omaha beach "Obama beach" in a slip-up while giving his D-Day commemoration speech in France on Saturday.

Tibet bag surprise fashion hit

Supporters of the Dalai Lama are delighted that one of Britain’s top British designers, Vivienne Westwood, displayed a bag promoting the Tibetan cause on the catwalk.