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Cameron promotes Indian-origin British MP in cabinet reshuffle

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:11

An Indian-origin British MP was on Tuesday promoted to a prominent role in the Treasury department as part of Prime Minister David Cameron`s cabinet reshuffle.

First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:38

Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission.

Cameron`s Conservatives shrug off Europe vote defeat to hold UK seat

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 16:44

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative party won a vote for a parliamentary seat on Friday, fending off a challenge from the Eurosceptic party that beat it into third place in last month`s European elections.

Uganda government tells opposition to `wait until 2056`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 00:38

The government of Uganda`s President Yoweri Museveni, Tuesday told the country`s opposition that it would have to wait until 2056 before it stood any chance of winning an election.

UK MP withdraws cat from beauty contest amid cheating claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 17:41

A beauty contest for cats of British MPs has turned "political" after the leading feline in the poll was withdrawn following vote-rigging claims.

Three quarters of Britons want less immigration: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 12:32

Immigration has become a key topic heading into a 2015 election, at which increased support for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) could hamper Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party.

British deputy speaker re-arrested over sex claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:47

A deputy speaker in Britain`s lower house of parliament was re-arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of indecent assault and sexually touching two further alleged victims, police said.

Australia`s Tony Abbott gets to work as Prime Minister-elect

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 16:03

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott on Sunday got "down to business" with a pledge to work for all Australians, a day after disillusioned voters punished the outgoing Premier Kevin Rudd`s Labor Party for its six years of turbulent rule and bitter in-fighting.

UK to provide £18 mn aid to B`desh factory workers

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 13:47

The UK government has declared that it will donate 18 million pounds as aid for the safety and skills training of low-skilled Bangladeshi factory workers.

Tributes pour in after Thatcher`s death

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 23:54

Britain`s first woman Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher may have divided opinion during her lifetime but her death here on Monday attracted a unanimous outpouring of tributes across the globe and the country.

Secret Margaret Thatcher papers reveal Tory split over Falkland Islands issue

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:00

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s papers revealed that there was division within Conservative Party over how government should respond to Argentina’s invasion of the Falkland Islands.

`Tory Obama` in line for leadership

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 19:14

A multi-millionaire black MP is being secretly groomed by the ruling Conservative Party as a potential successor to David Cameron.