UK open to inquiry over role in CIA torture

2014-12-11 18:12

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he would support an inquiry into whether British spies were complicit in CIA torture of terrorism suspects.

Zuma calls off UK trip over Cameron’s snub

2014-10-26 10:15

President Jacob Zuma has called off a trip to the UK after Prime Minister David Cameron declined to meet with him, suggesting instead a meeting with his deputy Nick Clegg and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Britain gives $160m to Syria aid

2013-09-25 22:20

Britain has given an extra $160m to provide humanitarian aid for the growing number of Syrians stricken by conflict.

Queen's Speech vows immigration clampdown

2013-05-08 13:02

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged a fresh clampdown on immigration in the Queen's Speech, seeking to bolster his right-wing credentials.

Clegg aware of claims against party CEO

2013-02-25 10:01

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has admitted he was aware in 2008 of "indirect and non-specific concerns" about the behaviour of his party's then-chief executive.

UK must solve royal 'Catholic Question'

2013-01-23 14:06

Britain must change its laws to allow a future king or queen to marry a Catholic despite "old prejudices and old fears", says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

EU budget defeat rocks Cameron

2012-11-01 11:01

British Prime Minister David Cameron is battling to reclaim authority after rebels in his Conservative party delivered his first major parliamentary defeat by defying him over the EU budget.

UK rich must shoulder bigger burden: Clegg

2012-08-29 11:01

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for an emergency tax on Britain's wealthiest people while the country fights an "economic war".

House of Lords reform dropped

2012-08-06 18:05

Britain's government has dropped plans to introduce a mainly-elected upper house of parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced, in a serious blow to the ruling coalition.

Anti-austerity protest targets Clegg

2012-05-26 21:30

People opposed to the British government's austerity programme have demonstrated outside the house of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London.

UK, Argentina clash at nuclear summit

2012-03-27 19:00

A spat has broken out between Britain and Argentina at a nuclear security summit in Seoul after a "nuclear submarine" claim.

UK, France 'playground' spat simmers

2011-12-17 14:34

Britain's press have waded into the bickering between London and Paris over the state of each other's economy, but warned that the "playground" spat was getting both sides nowhere.

Megrahi 'lost' in Libya chaos

2011-08-26 09:04

Scottish officials say they are trying to get in touch with Libyan rebel leaders as part of efforts to resume contact with the Lockerbie bomber lost in the "dust of battle".

Assad as irrelevant as Gaddafi - Clegg

2011-08-22 16:01

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down because he is as "irrelevant" to the future of his country as Muammar Gaddafi is in Libya, says Britain's deputy prime minister.

Cameron's gang war 'long overdue'

2011-08-16 11:01

For communities facing the daily horror of gang violence on England's streets, Prime Minister David Cameron's vow to tackle the problem following last week's riots is long overdue.

New clashes as Clegg visits riot spots

2011-08-08 20:07

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has visited homes and businesses burned down during riots in London, as fresh skirmishes broke out in the east of the capital.

Hacking scandal cuts closer to Murdoch

2011-07-18 10:05

The arrest of Rupert Murdoch's protégé Rebekah Brooks has raised the possibility that more of his top aides could fall.

Murdered girl's family meets UK minister

2011-07-11 12:39

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has met with Britain's deputy prime minister to discuss their concerns about her phone being hacked by the News of the World.

Tabloid scandal: UK PM announces inquiry

2011-07-08 10:58

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a public inquiry led by a judge into the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World tabloid.

UK votes in electoral system referendum

2011-05-05 11:09

Britain is voting on changing the electoral system in its first national referendum in decades following a bitter campaign that has put the ruling coalition under strain.

UK PM, deputy, fight over referendum

2011-02-18 17:31

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg have already fired the first shots ahead of a referendum on electoral reform that threatens to undermine the ruling coalition.

UK: Concern over royal security lapse

2010-12-10 13:59

British police have defended their actions after students demonstrating against a rise in university fees attacked a car carrying Prince Charles.

UK deputy PM: From hero to 'villain'

2010-12-08 16:11

Seven months after joining a coalition government forcing through deep austerity cuts, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is no longer the pin-up for change in British politics.

UK students break into Cameron's HQ

2010-11-10 18:04

University students demonstrating against the British government's plans to triple tuition fees forced their way into the headquarters of Prime Minister David Cameron's party.

Pope 'ashamed of sex abuse'

2010-09-18 14:30

Pope Benedict XVI says he is deeply ashamed of the sexual abuse of children by priests and says he hoped the church's humiliation would help victims heal.


Presidency denies Zuma called off trip after 'snub'

2014-10-26 13:15

The presidency has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma cancelled his trip to the UK because he was refused an audience with the British prime minister.

Cameron's EU strategy 'wishful thinking'

2014-05-09 13:45

PM David Cameron’s plans to renegotiate UK ties with the EU are wishful thinking and likely to yield only minor concessions that will unite his governing Conservation party, his coalition partner is set to warn.

UK MP's pay rise angers public

2013-07-11 19:09

Britain's members of parliament will get a 9% pay rise under a proposal announced that outraged a public struggling with wage freezes, high living costs and a government austerity drive.

Sex claims engulfing UK coalition probed

2013-02-26 10:03

British police say they will probe claims of sexual impropriety by a former CEO of Britain's Liberal Democrats that threaten to engulf party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Cameron alienated over gay rights vote

2013-02-06 09:06

Britain is on track to allow same-sex couples to marry, but Prime Minister David Cameron has had the embarrassment of seeing more than half his Conservative legislators refusing to back him.

Clegg warns of uncertainty over Europe

2013-01-15 19:55

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned his boss David Cameron that a prolonged period of uncertainty about Britain's relationship with the EU would have a "chilling effect" on the economy.

UK's Clegg in row over gay marriage jibe

2012-09-12 18:00

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is facing criticism after he was forced to withdraw a planned speech in which he called opponents of gay marriage "bigots".

Emergency tax on cards for UK rich

2012-08-29 09:05

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the country's wealthiest must shoulder a bigger burden while the country fights an "economic war".

UK government flies gay pride flag

2012-07-06 18:01

The British government has hoisted the rainbow flag symbolising gay pride over one of its ministries for the first time.

UK: Queen's speech sets out coalition plans

2012-05-10 10:00

Queen Elizabeth II has voiced the ruling coalition's bid to offer economic hope and win back voters after its worst few weeks yet in her annual address to the British parliament.

West to Israel: Do not attack Iran

2012-02-03 12:48

Israel's allies in the West are working hard to talk it out of a unilateral military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, arguing that an attack would strengthen the rulers in Tehran.

Extra tax collectors for UK super-rich

2011-09-18 22:05

Britain is hiring extra tax collectors to to make sure that Britain's wealthiest feel the squeeze.

Gaddafi defeat is 'only a matter of time'

2011-08-23 13:43

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is cornered and his defeat is “only a matter of time”, British deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.

London riots murder - teen charged

2011-08-16 19:42

Britain is considering police curfew powers, as a teenager is charged with murdering a retired man during riots.

British PM to hold crisis talks on riots

2011-08-09 08:41

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to hold crisis talks after three nights of riots, looting and arson wrecked shopping centres in parts of London and three other cities.

UK phone-hacking scandal widens

2011-07-22 08:14

Pressure has intensified on Rupert Murdoch's media empire after his son James was accused of misleading British MPs while rival newspapers also became embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal.

Murdochs refuse to go before UK parliament

2011-07-14 15:18

Rupert Murdoch has refused a summons by Britain's parliament to answer questions over alleged crimes at one of his newspapers.

Tabloid scandal 'destroys trust in press'

2011-07-08 19:05

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has declared that the telephone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch's The News of the World had destroyed trust in the press.

Support plunges for UK's Liberal Democrats

2011-05-06 10:01

Britain's Liberal Democrats are set to lose a referendum on electoral reform after voters punished the junior coalition party for its role in a deficit-cutting government.

Libya meeting for EU ministers planned

2011-03-03 15:01

European Union foreign ministers have been summoned to an extraordinary meeting on Libya in Brussels on March 10, the latest in a packed series of planned talks on the turmoil.

Wreckage scars London riot scene

2010-12-10 18:02

Wreckage, shattered glass and debris litter London's Parliament Square after student protests descended into a violent rampage.

Cameron 'shocked' by attack on royal car

2010-12-10 09:12

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called the attack by student protesters on a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, "shocking and regrettable".

UK police 'ready' for student protest

2010-11-24 13:39

Police say they are ready as thousands plan to protest across Britain against government plans to raise university tuition fees, two weeks after a protest in London turned violent.

Terror, cyber attacks a 'big threat'

2010-10-18 21:18

International terrorism and cyber attacks pose the biggest threat to British security, says a new government strategy report.

Motlanthe to meet new British govt

2010-09-14 16:10

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will establish ties with Britain's new coalition government during a two-day visit, says the presidency.

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