Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected criticism of the government's welfare reforms after a Financial Times analysis shows that cuts target Britain's poorest regions.
The UK government’s reform of the welfare state will cut household spending power by $29 billion. Three small retailers in London’s Walworth Road discuss how they are adapting to survive.
The Stephen Lawrence murder case is re-writing criminal law in Britain. Has it put Britain's double jeopardy protection in jeopardy?
Racist policing practices plagued the case of Stephen Lawrence, as revealed in the Macpherson Inquiry of 1997. Fourteen years later, institutional racism is still a concern for the Lawrence family.
When a racist murder was left unsolved, London's media subjected five suspects to headlines that declared their guilt. Would a jury reach its own verdict?
The trend-setting British aid agency DfID is establishing requirements that recipients of aid funding disclose how they are actually spending the money. Transparency like this could be a game-changer.
Scotland’s soaring national pride speaks volumes about the potential of a complicated dissolution from the United Kingdom.
If the Scottish National Party (SNP) has its way, Scotland will dissolve the United Kingdom's union, formed in 1707. What does being Scottish mean to the Scots?
With a referendum on independence planned for 2014, Scotland may be breaking away from the United Kingdom.
Featured on Foreign Exchange beginning Friday, July 10, 2009.
Produced by Scott P. Harris
In association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
In 1998, the historic Good Friday Agreement ended the thirty-year sectarian war in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles." Although great strides have been made, the poor working class neighborhoods of Belfast remain fiercely divided. Giant walls, known as "peace lines," keep Catholics and Protestants separated, and while they keep the people safe, they also prevent true peace.
Teenagers in working class Belfast belie success of integration efforts.
Scott P. Harris, for the Pulitzer Center
I've come to the end of my stay in Belfast and I would like to think that I've gained some understanding of the complexities in overcoming a long history of sectarian violence.