Majesty and tradition of UK`s State Opening of Parliament

Diamonds, slammed doors and a hostage: the State Opening of Parliament is a glittering annual ceremony when all the majesty and oddity of Britain`s ancient royal and parliamentary traditions unite.

UK's Cameron tells European Commission president that Europe must change

British Prime Minister David Cameron told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.

Wing Commander Jumbo Majumdar's medals to be soon brought to India: IAF

World War II veteran Wing Commander Karun Krishna `Jumbo` Majumdar`s Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar will soon return to India, an officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which has bought the medals from a Britain-based auction house, said on Monday.

Cameron meets former foe Juncker for EU reform talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron was to host European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday as he kickstarts diplomatic efforts to secure European Union reforms ahead of a referendum on the country`s membership.

N.Ireland First Minister Robinson hospitalised

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson was admitted to hospital on Monday, according to a party spokesman, for tests on a suspected heart condition.

United Kingdom fears chlorine-based chemical terror attack

 The UK counter-terrorism police are focusing their efforts on growing fears of a chemical attack in the country by British terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq linked to dreaded Islamic State (IS) militants.

Most EU nationals in UK excluded from voting in referendum

Most European Union citizens who are resident in Britain will not be able to vote in a referendum on its membership of the bloc, the government said on Monday.

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

An Iranian negotiator on Sunday denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in the discussions that must be concluded by the summer.

Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

Nuclear non-proliferation talks ended without agreement on Friday after the United States, Canada and Britain opposed a plan to set up a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

Cameron starts push for EU reforms

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said that he is determined to reform Britain`s relationship with the European Union (EU) as he seeks to kickstart talks with European leaders on his plans.

Sikh man made mayor of British district

 Indian-origin councillor Parvinder Singh Batth was chosen as the mayor of Britain`s Wokingham Borough Council, the first Sikh to hold the position, media reported on Friday.

4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes parts of UK

A moderate 4.2-magnitude earthquake on Friday struck some parts of the UK but no casualities were reported.

UK PM predicts `ups and downs` in EU renegotiation bid
UK PM predicts `ups and downs` in EU renegotiation bid

Prime Minister David Cameron predicted there would be "ups and downs" in Britain`s bid to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union as he arrived at a summit in Riga Friday.

British PM to begin push for EU reforms at Latvian summit
British PM to begin push for EU reforms at Latvian summit

Prime Minister David Cameron meets European leaders in Latvia Friday to start talks that he admits will not be easy on renegotiating Britain`s ties with the EU ahead of a referendum by 2017 on leaving the bloc.

Airbus flies into Britain's 'Brexit' debate

European planemaker Airbus became the latest business heavyweight today to come out in favour of Britain remaining part of the European Union, as a debate over a planned referendum intensifies.

London cabbie bombmaker `murdered US soldier in Iraq`

A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in the Iraq war was on Thursday convicted in a British court of murdering a US soldier eight years ago.

Hacking victims win record court damages from UK tabloid

 The publisher of Britain`s Daily Mirror newspaper was on Thursday ordered to pay former England football star Paul Gascoigne and seven other victims of phone-hacking "unparallelled" awards totalling £1.2 million (1.7 million euros, $1.9 million).

Indian-origin UK hotelier feared kidnapped in India

The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab.

British tourist masturbated at in Mumbai; Indian men apologise

In a shocking and a shameful incident, Lucy Hemmings, a travel blogger from Britain, has claimed that she was masturbated at in Mumbai in April.

Eight charged with London jewellery heist

Eight men, including a father-son duo, were today charged in connection with plotting one of Britain's biggest jewellery heists here last month in which diamonds, jewels and cash worth tens of millions of pounds were reported stolen.