Chidambaram demands release of letters to UK on Lalit Modi

Former finance minister P Chidambaram Monday demanded release of letters written to the British government on the Lalit Modi case in the wake of controversy over External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help to him in getting travel documents.

SNP threatens fresh referendum unless Scotland gets more powers: Report

The Scottish National Party has threatened to call for another referendum to break up the United Kingdom unless the British government agrees to devolve more powers to Scotland, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Britain in European court for killing Brazilian mistaken bomber

The European Court of Human Rights began hearing a case Wednesday against the British government over the police killing of a Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber soon after the deadly July 2005 bombings.

Britain tells UN Iran trying to buy nuclear technology

 Iran is actively trying to buy nuclear technology through blacklisted companies, according to a confidential UN report, citing information from the British government.

British Embassy in Yemen closes, evacuates staff amid chaos

The British government says it has closed its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all its diplomatic staff amid turmoil there following Shiite rebels seizing power in the Arab world's poorest country.

British government seeks vote on plain cigarette packaging

The British government said Wednesday it would seek a vote on forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packaging before the current parliament ends ahead of a May election.

British spy agency tapped journalists' emails: Report

Britain`s electronic spy agency GCHQ tapped emails of journalists at some of the world`s top media organisations, the Guardian reported on Monday.

New Scottish leader holds first meeting with Cameron

Scotland's new first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, met British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday for the first time since taking office, with the two discussing the further devolution of powers.

Irish political leader Gerry Adams held over woman`s murder

Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, head of the Sinn Fein political party, was questioned over the murder of a woman in 1972, the party said in a statement.

British govt says will not block assisted suicide bill

The British government will not stand in the way of legislation that would permit assisted suicide, the Ministry of Justice said today as parliament prepares to examine a bill.

Britain corrects World Cup hooligan blunder

The British government has corrected a blunder in which it barred 2,500 of England`s most notorious football hooligans from just the opening day of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a newspaper said Sunday.

UK govt wins secrecy order for Litvinenko probe

The British government won a court order today ensuring that key aspects of an inquiry into the death of a poisoned former Kremlin agent remain secret.

Germany demands explanation over UK surveillance programme

Germany has demanded an explanation from the UK govt over reports that its intelligence agency had systematically snooped into Internet and telephone data of millions of users in the country.

UFO reports had alien warning to Queen Elizabeth II

The recently declassified reports about UFO sightings in UK includes a letter addressed to the Queen Elizabeth II by UFO researcher.

UK reiterates strong support for democracy in Pak

The British government has reiterated strong support for democracy in Pakistan following recent events.

UK likely to cut 1 billion pound aid bill to India

Under pressure to slash its annual financial assistance to India, cash-strapped British government is likely to cut its one billion-pound aid bill to the country.

UK rejects appeal on student visa curbs?

The recent curbs on student visas are intended to reduce the number of international students as well as prevent abuse.

Britain releases previously secret files on empire

Long-forgotten files carrying secret documents from the waning days of the British Empire were opened to the public Wednesday.

Report backs controversial UK high-speed rail plan

The Network Rail review says that alternatives will cause long delays to travellers during the building stages
and fail to deal with overcrowding on trains.

Keith Richards claims he was targeted by British government

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has claimed that the British Government, in late 60s, was determined to punish the band.