British unemployment falls to 8-yr low

2014-10-15 14:15

Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to 6% in the third quarter, reaching its lowest level in eight years, official figures have shown.

UK mourns 'national hero' Henning killed by ISIS

2014-10-04 19:23

Britain has united in revulsion at the beheading of aid worker Alan Henning, claimed by Islamic State jihadists, as the imam at his home city's main mosque hailed a "local and national hero".

2 000 UK supporters rally behind Hong Kong

2014-10-02 12:23

From London to Taipei, thousands have rallied around the world to support the protests in Hong Kong, many clutching umbrellas and holding up brightly-lit smartphones in solidarity.

British parliament approves ISIS air strikes

2014-09-26 21:20

Britain's parliament has voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by by 524 votes to 43.

UK arrests 2 more men in operation against ISIS

2014-09-26 12:09

UK police have arrested two men as part of an operation into Islamist-related militancy, as lawmakers prepare to approve PM David Cameron's plan to join US-led air strikes against ISIS.

UK arrests 9 in operation against Islamist terrorism

2014-09-25 13:02

British police say they have arrested nine men on suspected terrorism offences as part of what they described as an ongoing operation into Islamist-related terrorism.

UK to join airstrikes against ISIS, says Cameron

2014-09-25 11:33

Britain should now join US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and the country's parliament has been recalled to secure approval, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

UK seen close to joining air strikes against ISIS

2014-09-23 19:31

Prime Minister David Cameron may announce that Britain is ready to join air strikes against ISIS and that he plans to seek parliament's approval for such action, government sources say.

UK Labour party to lay out battle plan for 2015 vote

2014-09-23 15:40

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband is set to lay out his battle plan for the May 2015 election, in a bid to become the next prime minister.

PM: Scottish independence settled for a generation

2014-09-19 14:03

Prime Minister David Cameron says that the question of Scottish independence had been settled 'for a generation' after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland rejects independence

2014-09-19 07:48

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after the majority of Scottish voters rejected independence and decided to remain part of the UK.

UK's fate hangs on a divided Scotland

2014-09-17 21:48

On the eve of Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters.

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban

2014-09-17 12:08

France's parliament has approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential jihadists from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports.

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

2014-09-16 17:30

The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

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.


Police probe video of apparent British ISIS fighter

2014-10-04 22:30

Police in Britain are "urgently investigating" a video apparently showing a British Islamic State group fighter railing against Prime Minister David Cameron over air strikes in Iraq, Downing Street says.

UK leader: British hostage's killers must be found

2014-10-04 18:00

The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron says.

UK warplanes on 1st mission to hit ISIS

2014-09-27 16:45

UK's Ministry of Defence says warplanes have taken off for their first combat mission over Iraq since its parliament approved airstrikes targeting the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria group.

Cameron - 'Years' of air strikes against ISIS

2014-09-26 14:41

British PM David Cameron has urged parliament to vote to approve “years” of strikes against ISIS, saying the group is guilty of "staggering" brutality and poses a direct threat to UK.

British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

2014-09-25 17:34

British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologise to Queen Elizabeth II in person after describing how she "purred" down the telephone when he told her Scotland had rejected independence.

US strikes ISIS oil refineries in Syria

2014-09-25 11:33

The United States has bombed ISIS-controlled oil refineries in Syria as president Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death".

Cameron: Iran can be 'part of solution' in Syria

2014-09-25 10:00

Prime Minister David Cameron says that Iran could be 'part of the solution' in defeating jihadists in Syria after he held landmark talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

UK: We haven’t made final decision over air strikes in Syria

2014-09-23 15:52

Britain says no final decision has been made over whether to join air strikes launched by the US and several Gulf allies on ISIS strongholds in Syria.

Queen urges unity in Scotland

2014-09-20 09:00

Scottish leader Alex Salmond says he will resign after losing an independence referendum that left the UK intact, while Queen Elizabeth II has called for "mutual respect" among Scots.

Scotland's next step? Possibly more powers

2014-09-19 09:18

Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule.

Referendum: Polls suggest Scots to vote 'No'

2014-09-17 14:36

Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland’s historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.

UK police boss quits amid child sex scandal

2014-09-16 17:30

The elected official in charge of policing in the English town of Rotherham has quit after weeks of resisting political pressure to stand down over a scandal involving the sexual exploitation of 1 400 children.

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.

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