French FM says, Iran nuclear talks 'rather positive'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that he thought the tone of the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna was "rather positive."

British MPs cancel visit to China after visa ban

A group of British lawmakers cancelled a visit to China on Tuesday after one MP who defended Hong Kong`s autonomy was not granted a visa, the Guardian newspaper and British and Chinese officials said.

Prince William to visit China in early 2015

Britain's Prince William will travel to China early next year to improve diplomatic relations which suffered in recent past following the Dalai Lama's visits to London and his meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Charles.

UK confirms first F-35 jet orders

Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets.

British banke Rurik Jutting fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

A British banker accused of the murder of two women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial after undergoing psychiatric tests.

MP claims 2,000 British Muslims fighting for IS

As many as 2,000 Britons have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS), four times more than the official estimates, a Muslim British parliamentarian has claimed.

Vaz seeks UK govt help for Mahatma Gandhi statue

 Britain's longest serving MP of Asian origin Keith Vaz has asked the UK government to support the installation of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament Square.

British hostage appears in new IS video

British journalist John Cantlie, being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has appeared in a new video in which he claims the US failed to rescue him and fellow hostages in July.

`Still very significant gap` in Iran talks: Britain

 There is still a "very significant gap" in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, Britain`s foreign secretary said Friday before leaving intense talks underway three days before a deadline for a deal.

In blow to PM Cameron, Britain's anti-EU UKIP party wins second parliamentary seat

Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party in Britain on Friday, an embarrassing defeat that foreshadows a possible political upheaval in next year`s national election.

Powers 'not discussing' extending Iran nuclear deadline: Kerry

World powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are united in their search for an agreement and are not discussing an extension of the deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Britain's last governor in Hong Kong to address US China commission

Last British Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, is to address a US government commission on Thursday on prospects for democracy in the territory, something likely to irritate Beijing which sees protests there as an internal matter.

UK's first bus powered by biomethane takes to the streets of Bristol

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New Delhi: It seems that we have finally found the key to 'clean' energy down in a sewer. In a first, UK has introduced buses that run on biomethane gas extracted from human waste and food waste.

Britain issues warning over hacked webcams

Hackers have accessed household webcams, baby monitors and CCTV cameras with footage appearing online on a website in Russia, Britain`s privacy watchdog warned on Thursday.

Sun's magnetic field caused more lightning in Britain
Sun's magnetic field caused more lightning in Britain

Researchers in Britain have found that the country experienced around 50 percent more lightning strikes during the last five years as the Earth's magnetic field was bent by the Sun's own magnetic field.

Britain `not optimistic` on meeting deadline in Iran nuclear talks

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond expressed doubt Wednesday that a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers would be reached by the deadline next week and spoke of the possibility of an extension.

British judge says Pakistani man can sue over torture claim

A British judge on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a Pakistani man to take Britain to court over his alleged unlawful detention and torture by UK and US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, his lawyers said.

Iraqi Kurds say West not providing enough arms to defeat Islamic State

President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, accused Western countries on Wednesday of not providing enough heavy weapons to help his `peshmerga` forces deliver a "decisive blow" against Islamic State militants.

John Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, his department said on Tuesday.

Three women in Britain jailed for sham marriages

London: A court in Wales has sentenced three women who were involved in planning sham marriages to help non-European Union (EU) people stay in Britain, according to local reports.