A look at the winners, losers in UK election

2015-05-08 20:18

The UK election winners include Prime Minister David Cameron, the Scottish National Party and a 20-year-old; the losers are Cameron's three main political rivals

Nick Clegg quits after disastrous election results

2015-05-08 12:52

Britain's deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats after his party was crushed at the national election.

Inconclusive UK poll could lead to 2nd in December

2015-05-06 16:27

Britain's deputy prime minister has said Britons risk being called to the polls again before Christmas if the election does not produce a stable government.

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".


Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigns

2015-05-08 13:05

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has resigned his party's leadership after accepting responsibility for the 'catastrophic' loss of seats in parliamentary elections.

Uncertain outcome, intense haggling likely in UK election

2015-05-07 08:54

Counting the votes in Britain’s election will take a matter of hours , while assembling a government could take days – or weeks, according to a report.

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".

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