New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout

New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit as head of the Labour Party Saturday, saying he took responsibility for last week`s General Election rout.

UK Labour party leader makes pitch for election victory

Britain`s opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband lays out his battle plan on Tuesday with an expected promise to tax wealthy homeowners in a bid to become the next prime minister.

Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Voting for New Zealand general elections ends

Voting for New Zealand`s general elections ended Saturday and counting of the ballots has begun.

Referendum battle puts Scottish Labour on backfoot

 Old loyalties are being shaken up in the campaign for Scotland`s independence referendum -- and the Labour party is feeling that more than most in its industrial heartland.

`Blair-like` PM divides French Socialists

Splits in France`s ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a "Tony Blair"-style lurch to the right.

New Zealand PM brushes off dirty tricks row in debate

Prime Minister John Key dismissed allegations of dirty tricks in the New Zealand election campaign as a "distraction" Thursday during his first televised debate with opposition leader Labour Party David Cunliffe.

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.