British PM to freeze ministers pay until 2020

 British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to slap a pay freeze on his ministers until 2020 in an attempt to show that the new government will share in new austerity cuts.

David Cameron always difficult: Euro parliament head

A senior EU official said he did not expect unusually tough talks on Friday with David Cameron, who has brought his demands for reform of the bloc to a summit in Riga -- because, he said, talking to the British prime minister was always difficult.

UK`s Cameron to visit Paris, Berlin for talks next week

Prime Minister David Cameron will travel to Paris and Berlin next week for talks as Britain seeks to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, British officials said Friday.

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.

British PM Cameron outlines new laws to tackle immigration

British Prime Minister David Cameron will propose new laws to control immigration in a speech Thursday, including giving police the power to seize wages earned by illegal immigrants.

UK`s Cameron to start EU talks ahead of referendum

 Prime Minister David Cameron will start face-to-face discussions at a summit Friday with European partners on renegotiating Britain`s position in the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum by 2017.

UK serviceman in custody over nuclear subs safety `flaws` leak

 A junior British serviceman who published allegations of safety and security lapses around Britain`s submarine-based nuclear missile defence system is now in military police custody, the Royal Navy said Tuesday.

British parliament reconvenes after Cameron`s victory

 British lawmakers are expected to appoint a speaker on Monday as they convene at parliament for the first time after a general election that handed Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives a surprise majority.

SNP`s motley crew prepares to take Westminster by storm

A comedy club owner, an ex-motorcycle expedition leader and a politics student are just some of the 56 new Scottish nationalist MPs set to be sworn in at Britain`s parliament this week.

Britain`s parliament more gay and diverse after election

With more female, gay and ethnic minority background lawmakers than ever before, the new House of Commons following May 7`s general election has never looked more diverse.

Quake-hit Nepal to establish Rs 200 billion fund for reconstruction

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Sunday that his government is planning to establish a Rs 200 billion fund for reconstruction work after two deadly quakes and thanked neighbouring countries including India for their help in the aftermath of the tragedy.

UK PM Cameron meets Nicola Sturgeon for Scotland talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that he would consider handing more power to Scotland, but stopped short of agreeing to demands from Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon to grant the territory full fiscal autonomy.

David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon to discuss new powers for Scotland

 David Cameron and Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon leader are scheduled to hold talks over increasing powers for the Scottish Parliament, a media report said on Friday.

British PM David Cameron unveils tougher anti-terror laws

Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a string of tougher laws as part of a new anti-terrorism bill to tackle the growing radicalisation of British nationals.

Modi, Cameron to further enhance India-British cooperation

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he and his British counterpart David Cameron will work together to deepen bilateral ties "on a wide range of issues".

Britain to announce new laws on Islamic extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron was to announce new laws to combat "poisonous Islamist ideology" Wednesday in his first major policy announcement since winning last week`s general election.

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published today

A series of potentially embarrassing letters written by Britain`s Prince Charles to government ministers in 2004-2005 will be published on Wednesday, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king.

Cameron could hold British EU membership vote in 2016

David Cameron could bring forward a referendum on Britain`s EU membership to next year instead of 2017 to cut short an impending battle on two fronts -- in Brussels and against Eurosceptics in his own camp.

Australia looks to avoid voter backlash with `fair` budget

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey insisted Tuesday he will deliver a "responsible and fair" budget as the government battles to juggle slumping revenue and a huge deficit while avoiding a voter backlash.