The following news sites in English will enable you to improve your English language skills and keep up to date at the same time. If you are serious about wanting to improve your level of English you will need a regular routine of English reading and reading the news is an excellent way to start.
BBC News Home Page: A huge site with links to pages for different countries, regions and languages. You can easily search for news articles using their search box making it good for research too.
Pages listing English language news websites and newspapers:
The Big Project: Links to newspapers in the UK and around the world
News Top 20: "the 20 most popular and highest rating sites for news on the net today" (mostly American)
UK250.co.uk: British newspapers listed alphabetically
online newspapers.com: Links to thousands of newspapers around the world
Business Pages in Depth: Direct links to business and technology sections of newspapers, periodicals, and websites around the world
The Guardian: Most read British newspaper website
The Economist: World economic news
Sites for learning English through the news:
Words in the News from the BBC
Newsademic: for younger readers and second language speakers