British PM heads to Scotland

2014-09-15 08:59

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week’s independence referendum, hoping to boost the “No” vote, with polls predicting a very tight race.

ISIS video shows beheading of British hostage

2014-09-14 07:26

The Islamic State has claimed the beheading of a British aid worker, in an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron, who vowed Britain would do all it could to catch the killers.

Europe aghast at possible Britain break-up

2014-09-11 20:41

Britain's international partners are aghast at the possibility one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes for independence.

EU countries want UK to stay, except France: poll

2014-09-10 17:02

People in most European Union countries want Britain to stay in the bloc, with the exception of France according to a new poll.

Cameron makes last-minute appeal to Scotland

2014-09-10 06:21

UK prime minister David Cameron made a last minute appeal to Scottish voters to reject independence in a referendum next week as polls showed the campaign on a knife edge.

Cameron heads to Scotland

2014-09-09 17:23

British Prime Minister David Cameron has implored Scots not to vote for independence in next week's referendum after an opinion poll showed a surge in support for independence.

Brussels shooter's Syrian past sets off alarm bells

2014-09-08 10:50

Revelations that the suspected gunman in the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels had also served as a captor and torturer in Syria shows Europe's vulnerability to terror attacks, experts said.

US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants

2014-09-04 12:15

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have declared that their nations will 'not be cowed' by extremists.

US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic

2014-09-03 13:08

The US says that the video showing the beheading of a second US journalist by Islamic State militants is authentic.

Britain to strip Islamist fighters of passports

2014-09-02 05:00

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily.

Support for Scotland independence growing - poll

2014-08-29 12:45

Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll has shown, amid attempts by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.

Edinburgh, London battle over black gold

2014-08-22 15:16

North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month.

UK's Cameron returns to London to discuss IS video

2014-08-20 14:09

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will interrupt his holiday and return to London after Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of a US journalist, featuring comments by a man with a British accent.

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

2014-08-15 14:37

Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokesperson for the prime minister says.

David Cameron under pressure on Iraq

2014-08-11 16:40

Pressure has mounted on British PM David Cameron to do more on Iraq, with some members of his own party urging him to recall Parliament from its summer break to consider action.

MH17 victim's father urges Ukraine fighting lull

2014-07-29 22:35

The father of a British MH17 victim said fighting in the Ukrainian plane crash zone should end to facilitate the repatriation of victims, after he met Prime Minister David Cameron.

British PM reshuffles his cabinet on Twitter

2014-07-16 10:50

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet through his two official Twitter accounts.

Britain's child sex abuse inquiry: the facts

2014-07-09 17:24

Britain has ordered an inquiry into claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 70s and 80s. Here are details of the allegations, how they came to light and the government reaction.

Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

2014-07-04 14:16

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a onetime aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking.

Leaders meet British PM on N Ireland tensions

2014-07-02 19:29

Republican leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on resolving lingering tensions in Northern Ireland.

Cameron loses EU landslide

2014-06-27 19:32

EU leaders have chosen Juncker to become the bloc's new chief executive despite British opposition.

Britain spurns EU olive branches

2014-06-24 22:27

European Union officials have offered Britain several olive branches to try to prevent a summit ending in isolation and defeat.

Cameron signals tougher line on radicalism

2014-06-15 19:32

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain had been too tolerant of Islamist radicalism in the past and allowed violent rhetoric to flourish, pledging a "muscular" approach to combat the problem.

Obama, Cameron set new Russia sanctions deadline

2014-06-06 05:00

Obama and Cameron lay out new conditions for Putin in Ukraine to avoid tougher sanctions

Putin, Cameron to hold face-to-face Ukraine talks

2014-06-02 14:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold face-to-face talks on the Ukraine crisis with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Downing Street says.


Beheading: Cameron vows to 'hunt down' ISIS

2014-09-14 14:53

Britain is ready to "take whatever steps are necessary" to destroy Islamic State militants after they murdered a British aid worker, says PM David Cameron.

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

2014-09-13 20:20

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago and so closely resembled the creatures from the film Avatar.

Cameron to Scots: Don't break my heart

2014-09-11 08:02

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Scots not to rip apart a "family of nations" as he battles to reverse a late surge in support for Scottish independence one week from a historic referendum.

British PM begs Scots: Don't rip our 'UK family' apart

2014-09-10 13:09

British PM David Cameron has implored Scots to shun independence to keep the UK "family" intact as he scrambles to stem a steep rise in secessionist support ahead of the 18 September vote.

Why should we care about Scotland?

2014-09-09 19:27

An opinion poll showing Scottish independence campaigners have a slim lead 9 days before a crucial referendum has highlighted reasons for the wider world and investors to pay heed to the vote.

Pro-UK parties plan Scottish referendum fightback

2014-09-08 14:44

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the UK are gearing up to mount a fight back as buoyant separatists claim they had the momentum ahead of next week's referendum on independence.

Britain ready to commit 3 500 troops to new Nato force

2014-09-05 13:05

Britain says it could contribute 3 500 troops to a Nato rapid response force designed to meet new threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis and Islamic militant gains in Syria and Iraq.

UK joins US on frontlines after ISIS video

2014-09-03 21:17

Britain has joined the United States on the frontline against the Islamic State after a British hostage's life was threatened in a gruesome video.

UN chief 'outraged' at beheading of US journalist

2014-09-03 06:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world was "outraged" at what appeared to be the beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

Britain may bar Islamist fighters from returning

2014-09-01 09:49

Britain could temporarily ban British Islamists who go to fight for militants in Iraq and Syria from returning home, the BBC reports.

Cameron: Scottish breakaway economic threat

2014-08-29 12:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told Scots that much of their industry and a million jobs could be put in jeopardy if they vote to leave the UK.

Cameron 'shocked' that Briton likely involved in Foley's beheading

2014-08-20 21:10

Prime Minister David Cameron is shocked that a British citizen looked likely to be involved in a video purportedly showing the beheading of a US journalist James Foley.

Britain's EU exit could spark banks exodus

2014-08-18 10:35

Some Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans, including moving some London-based operations to Ireland, to deal with Britain's possible EU exit.

Australia to join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq

2014-08-13 15:39

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian planes will join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq and did not rule out the possibility of greater military involvement.

UK muslim minister quits over Gaza policy

2014-08-05 13:19

A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet has resigned over the government's policy on Gaza.

Fake marriages more rife than thought - UK MP's

2014-07-25 12:01

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned.

UK braces for one million strong strike

2014-07-10 10:22

Britain is preparing for one million public sector workers to strike over salary freezes and spending cuts, as the prime minister vowed to change the law to limit strikes.

Calls for inquiry into alleged Westminster child abuse

2014-07-07 09:55

The UK government is facing growing calls for a national inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations are missing.

UK had plan to train 100 000 Syria rebels - BBC

2014-07-04 08:15

Britain had planned to train and equip a 100 000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reports.

Top adviser to UK PM Cameron to join Barclays

2014-07-02 09:55

Barclays has hired Tim Luke, one of David Cameron's most senior advisers, to look into technology, media and telecommunications.

Judge in phone-hacking trial criticises Cameron

2014-06-25 22:13

The judge in the British phone-hacking trial has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for not waiting until all verdicts were in before commenting on Andy Coulson.

China has surpassed Britain's 'declining empire'

2014-06-18 12:47

China has overtaken Britain as a world power, a state-run newspaper has argued, after Premier Li Keqiang oversaw the signing of trade deals that will see Chinese invest in British high-speed trains and nuclear power.

China, UK to sign $30bn worth of deals

2014-06-13 17:30

China and Britain will sign business deals worth at least $30bn during a visit to London by China's Premier Li Keqiang, the Chinese ambassador to Britain says.

England to host 2022 SWC?

2014-06-05 22:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron has hinted that England would be ready to stage the 2022 World Cup if Qatar loses it.

British PM appalled by 'barbaric' death sentence

2014-05-31 19:56

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "appalled" by the "barbaric" death sentence given to a Sudanese woman for apostasy.

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