British PM Theresa May loses majority, faces pressure to resign

British PM Theresa May loses majority, faces pressure to resign

Theresa May is now facing questions over her judgement in calling the election three years early and risking her party`s slim but stable majority of 17.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:03 AM IST
President Emmanuel Macron appoints conservative as French PM

President Emmanuel Macron appoints conservative as French PM

French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative Prime Minister on Monday.

May 15, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

Republicans choose Paul Ryan for US House speaker

US House Republicans today elected Paul Ryan, a youthful, popular and wonkish conservative, as their candidate for speaker of the House of Representatives, a move they hope will unite their fractured camp.

Oct 29, 2015, 01:44 AM IST

Canadian election could see Trudeau's son become PM

Canadian voters cast their ballots today to decide whether to extend Conservative leader Stephen Harper's near-decade in power or return Canada to its more liberal roots.

Oct 19, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Twitter lays bare people's conservative, liberal traits

 If you are a liberal, you are likely to swear more and use more individual words like 'me'. If you happen to be conservative, you are more likely to talk about religion and opt more for the group-oriented 'us', a new study has revealed.

Sep 17, 2015, 14:50 PM IST
Bush touts pro-life stance at conservative faith rally

Bush touts pro-life stance at conservative faith rally

Jeb Bush, who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week, issued a reminder to skeptical conservatives Friday that his faith and anti-abortion stance are front and center in his political life.

Jun 19, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

UK opposition Labour to run separate pro-EU campaign

The opposition Labour Party will run a separate campaign to keep Britain inside the EU when the country holds a referendum on the issue, the party said on Tuesday, ruling out sharing a platform with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

Jun 09, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Polish president suffers shock reverse in first round vote: Exit poll

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski came in a surprise second behind his conservative opponent in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday and must now face him in a run-off, an exit poll showed.

May 11, 2015, 09:01 AM IST

Victorious Cameron to brief party on EU strategy

 Buoyed by a surprisingly clear-cut election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron will name his new cabinet on Monday and meet Conservative lawmakers keen to hear how he plans to claw back more powers from the European Union.

May 11, 2015, 08:59 AM IST

UK political battles bring more powers to England's north

Despite being on opposite sides in Britain`s election campaign, city bosses from the opposition Labour Party in Manchester have struck deals with the Conservative finance minister to give new powers and funds to England`s lagging north.

Apr 15, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

Puerto Rico sets course to recognize same-sex marriage

Puerto Rico said Friday it will no longer defend laws banning gay marriage in the US territory, in a major reversal for the socially conservative Caribbean island.

Mar 21, 2015, 05:30 AM IST

Veteran conservative Pavlopoulos elected Greek president

Greece`s parliament on Tuesday elected pro-European conservative Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the country`s new president, a move calculated to bolster the hard-left government in its critical EU bailou

Feb 19, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

Anti-EU UK Independence Party wins by-election for Parliament

Anti-EU UK Independence Party on Friday won its first British Parliament berth barely seven months before the general elections as its leader asserted that the country's politics has been shaken by the party's triumph.

Oct 10, 2014, 19:53 PM IST

Formal countdown begins for Scottish vote that could break up United Kingdom

The formal campaign for a Scottish independence vote that could result in the break-up of the United Kingdom began on Friday, though polls currently show Scots are unlikely to vote for the demise of the 307-year-old union with England.

May 30, 2014, 05:59 AM IST

Voters in California contemplate forming new state

Residents of California`s largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become America`s 51st state.

May 29, 2014, 05:45 AM IST

Menzies quits as ministerial aide over tabloid allegations

Conservative parliamentarian Mark Menzies has resigned from his post as a ministerial aide following allegations of gay sex by a Brazilian male escort.

Mar 30, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

British Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape

A top British Conservative MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault from Pendleton in Lancashire.

May 05, 2013, 12:02 PM IST

John Lennon was closet conservative, Ronald Reagan’s fan

John Lennon’s former personal assistant has revealed that the Beatles star was a closet conservative and a fan of Ronald Reagan.

Jun 30, 2011, 16:11 PM IST

Conservative Indonesia minister avoids Michelle

All of Indonesia is welcoming President Barack Obama, but one minister has a decidedly less friendly message.

Nov 09, 2010, 22:48 PM IST

Abbott makes plea in Australia political impasse

Tony Abbott told 3 lawmakers will decide if he should become PM.

Sep 05, 2010, 22:21 PM IST