Britain`s controversial choice for the key EU financial services job stumbled at the first hurdle with Brussels lawmakers Wednesday, while Spain`s candidate for the incoming European Commission also faced a tough time.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was on Friday chosen by his Conservative Party as their candidate to fight for a west London seat at next year`s parliamentary election, raising the spectre of a future tilt at becoming prime minister.
British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a heavy blow Thursday when one of his lawmakers, Douglas Carswell, announced he was leaving the Conservative Party to join the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP).
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.
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.
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.
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.