UK's Cameron launches election campaign

2015-03-28 15:37

British Prime Minister David Cameron has kicked off his re-election campaign for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service.

2 Britons 'caught up' in Tunisia attack

2015-03-19 07:49

Two British people were "caught up" in a gun attack on Tunisia’s national museum that killed at least 17 foreign tourists, a spokesperson for London’s foreign ministry says.

Gandhi statue unveiled in London’s Parliament Square

2015-03-14 14:03

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled in London's prestigious Parliament Square, a space packed mostly with monuments to men who served the British Empire.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

US Army head warns of defence cutbacks in UK

2015-03-02 19:17

The US Army chief of staff says cuts in British defence spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.

Ed Miliband's "asset stripper' talk scares investors

2015-02-20 20:30

UK opposition leader Ed Miliband has so alarmed business executives with his talk of 'asset strippers' and 'tax dodgers', many want a Conservative win at the election.

UK may cut welfare for addicts, overweight

2015-02-15 21:00

Britain might reduce welfare benefits for people who refuse treatment for obesity or drug and alcohol problems, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

UK PM chairs meeting on possible Greek exit

2015-02-09 15:45

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired a contingency meeting on a possible Greek exit from the euro zone.

HSBC SwissLeaks claims spark political row in UK

2015-02-09 13:15

Claims that giant HSBC has helped rich clients dodge tax has started a political firefight in Britain as the main parties have sought to blame each other.

Bid to block fracking in UK fails

2015-01-27 11:00

A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking in national parks.


Honest, arrogant or foolhardy? Cameron rules out third term

2015-03-24 22:02

British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his surprise decision to rule out a third term, insisting it was a "reasonable" move despite warnings that it undermined his authority.

UK readies final budget before May election

2015-03-17 12:18

Britain’s coalition government is set to present its final budget, with finance minister George Osborne vowing to stick to his economic plan with “no gimmicks” before a knife-edge general election.

Cameron declines to take part in one-on-one debate

2015-03-05 19:35

Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with the opposition leader Ed Miliband before the campaign for the general election.

UK classifies child sex abuse as a ‘national threat’

2015-03-03 14:01

Prime Minister David Cameron will make child sexual abuse a national priority on a par with organised crime, as he announces a series of measures to prevent systematic abuse.

UK spies face questions about 'Jihadi John'

2015-02-27 19:31

A London report says British spy agencies face questions about how a Londoner became Islamic State's 'Jihadi John'.

Chelsea video shocks Cameron

2015-02-18 21:15

David Cameron says video footage of Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a Paris train was "extremely disturbing and very worrying".

Opposition accuses UK PM over HSBC scandal

2015-02-11 18:30

An opposition leader has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of being "dodgy" after Conservative Party donors who held HSBC accounts in Switzerland were named.

UK urged take action against anti-Semitism

2015-02-09 14:23

UK Lawmakers say urgent action is needed to tackle a ‘disturbing’ rise in anti-Semitism in Britain including measures to deal with growing ‘cyber hate’ on social media.

UK doc's human touch tweets touch many

2015-02-02 16:57

A terminally-ill British doctor's campaign encouraging healthcare workers to introduce themselves to their patients and make a human connection has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.

British PM brushes off hoax call by prankster

2015-01-26 19:29

British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted that "no harm was done" by a hoaxer who called him on his mobile phone pretending to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

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