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Cameron promotes Indian-origin British MP in cabinet reshuffle

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:11

An Indian-origin British MP was on Tuesday promoted to a prominent role in the Treasury department as part of Prime Minister David Cameron`s cabinet reshuffle.

First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:38

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.

Cameron`s Conservatives shrug off Europe vote defeat to hold UK seat

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 16:44

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 05:59

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.

Voters in California contemplate forming new state

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:45

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.

Uganda government tells opposition to `wait until 2056`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 00:38

The government of Uganda`s President Yoweri Museveni, Tuesday told the country`s opposition that it would have to wait until 2056 before it stood any chance of winning an election.

Menzies quits as ministerial aide over tabloid allegations

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 16:01

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

Menzies quits as ministerial aide over tabloid allegations

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 16:01

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

UK MP withdraws cat from beauty contest amid cheating claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 17:41

A beauty contest for cats of British MPs has turned "political" after the leading feline in the poll was withdrawn following vote-rigging claims.

Three quarters of Britons want less immigration: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 12:32

Immigration has become a key topic heading into a 2015 election, at which increased support for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) could hamper Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party.

British deputy speaker re-arrested over sex claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:47

A deputy speaker in Britain`s lower house of parliament was re-arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of indecent assault and sexually touching two further alleged victims, police said.

Australia`s Tony Abbott gets to work as Prime Minister-elect

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 16:03

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.