Winston Churchill still looms large over Britain of 2015

Fifty years after Winston Churchill`s death, the wartime prime minister remains a touchstone of British political life -- and a reminder of a faded age of global influence.

Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation.

Parts of Britain crippled by heavy snow

Heavy snowfall and extreme wintry conditions disrupted life in Britain today with flights and train cancellations and schools being shut, as Prime Minister David Cameron asked Britons to heed weather alerts.

Women joining IS militants `cheerleaders, not victims`

Western women who join Islamic State militants are driven by the same ideological passion as many male recruits and should be seen as potentially dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, experts said Wednesday.

UK warns of poll fraud among Pakistan, Bangladeshi communities

Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin communities in the UK are more prone to "ballot-rigging" and "electoral fraud" due to lack of campaigning by mainstream political parties, the official poll watchdog has warned ahead of the general elections in May.

Qatar set to buy London`s Canary Wharf district

 Qatar looked to have won a drawn-out bid to buy London`s Canary Wharf on Wednesday after the owner of the landmark office quarter said its main shareholders favoured a sale.

HC notice to centre on offloading Greenpeace activist

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the centre on a plea filed by Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai challenging her offloading Jan 11 at the airport here.

Greenpeace activist moves Delhi HC challenging offloading

Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging her offloading at the airport here, when she was on her way to London to brief British MPs on the rights of forest-dwelling communities affected by coal mining.

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US

WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years.

Hoax caller put through to British PM

A caller pretending to be Britain's top spy chief successfully breached procedures to speak to Prime Minister David Cameron, prompting authorities to review security measures to avoid similar incidents in future.

Didier Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea `family`
Didier Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea `family`

Didier Drogba said Sunday he wanted to remain a member of the Chelsea "family" beyond the end of the current English season.

UK's Pravasi award winners honoured

Two prominent British Indian entrepreneurs have been felicicated here at a special ceremony for their contribution to education and community services.

Maharashtra govt gives nod to Ambedkar memorial in London

Maharashtra government has given its nod to pay Rs 35 crores to acquire a property where Dr BR Ambedkar lived during his stay here and convert it into a memorial of the architect of India's Constitution.

UK Queen becomes world's oldest monarch

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is now the world's oldest monarch following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Tributes to Saudi King spark rights criticism in Britain

As world leaders flew to Saudi Arabia to mark the death of King Abdullah, several prominent British politicians criticised the deference shown to the leader of a country accused of having a poor human rights record.

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill`s death

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II.

Maharashtra to buy BR Ambedkar house in London

The Maharashtra government has decided to buy the house in London where BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s, and convert it into a memorial-cum-museum, an official said here Saturday.

Maharashtra govt to buy house in London where Ambedkar stayed

Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived.

US spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin: Report

US spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain`s Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

Prince Charles presented with UK Jain temple's Ahimsa Award

Britain's Prince Charles was on Friday presented with a special Ahimsa Award for his compassion and tolerance towards humankind, animals and nature by a Jain temple here.