New Irish Labour leader made deputy PM

Joan Burton was elected leader of the Labour Party, the junior partner in Ireland`s coalition government, and was swiftly installed as the country`s deputy prime minister.

UK Labour Party willing to work with Narendra Modi if he becomes PM

Britain`s opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power.

Britain`s Labour Party hires Barack Obama`s election strategist

David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama`s 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain`s Labour Party in the run up to next year`s General Election, the party announced.

Britain`s Liberal Democrats hint at future coalition with Labour

The leader of the Britain`s Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in Prime Minister David Cameron`s coalition government, has hinted at forming a future coalition government with the Labour party after the 2015 election.

Vandalism of Indian origin MP`s memorial bench being probed

British police are investigating an incident in which a bench installed in the town of Middlesbrough in northeast England in memory of Ashok Kumar, an Indian-origin Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) who died in 2010, was set alight.

UK politician Jack Straw to quit after next vote

Jack Straw, a former British foreign secretary and an elder statesman of the opposition Labour Party, has said that he will not seek re-election to Parliament.

Sikh leader charged with election fraud in New Zealand

A Sikh leader in New Zealand was on Monday charged with 20 counts of forging election documents to increase his chances of winning a local body poll in 2010.

Australia`s first woman PM Julia Gillard exits politics

Australia`s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, quietly exited politics on Saturday, congratulating the woman who has taken over her constituency as Labour faced defeat in national elections.

Any engagement with Narendra Modi not an endorsement of him: UK envoy

Britain`s High Commissioner to India said on Thursday that any engagement with the Gujarat Chief Minister was not an endorsement of him.

British PM says welfare system has `lost its way`

Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday that Britain`s welfare system had "lost its way" and become a "lifestyle choice", amid a raging debate on government cutbacks to state handouts.

Muslim peer apologises for anti-Jewish remarks

A Pakistan-born UK peer suspended by the Labour party for alleged anti-semitic remarks has apologised "completely and unreservedly".

UK Muslim peer suspended from Labour Party for `anti-Semitic rant` on Pak television

A Muslim peer has been suspended from the Labour Party for an alleged anti-Semitic outburst on television in Pakistan.

Pak-born UK lawmaker suspended over Jewish remarks

Pakistan-born Lord Nazir Ahmed was suspended by the Labor party for allegedly making anti-Jewish remarks.

Now, immigrants to pay guarantee fee to enter UK

Immigrants living in the UK, who are wishing to stay in the country on a visa, will have to pay a fee as a guarantee.

Keith Vaz angers women MPs over `sexist` remark

British Indian MP Keith Vaz has evoked sharp criticism from his female counterparts after allegedly making a `sexist` remark about Home Secretary Theresa May.

Britain`s Labour Party registers major opinion poll lead

For the first time in nearly a decade, Britain`s opposition Labour Party has registered a strong lead over Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives in an opinion poll.

Kevin Rudd calls for `urgent reforms` in his Labour Party

Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) leader Kevin Rudd has said that the party is ``sick`` and needs urgent reform.

Israel`s Labour party presents new list with fresh faces

Israel`s Labour party, largely seen to be on the path of resurgence after a dismal show in the last polls, has come out with a new list of newcomers and veterans dominated by dovish voices and social activists.

Saeed bounty: Labour lifts Lord Ahmed’s suspension

Lord Nazir Ahmed was quoted by a Pakistani newspaper as offering a GBP 10 million bounty on President Barack Obama.

UK: ‘£10 mn bounty for Obama, Bush capture`

A Pakistani-origin British Labour peer allegedly claimed that he would put up a £10 mn bounty for the capture of Barack Obama, George W Bush.