Syria-born imam killing takes terror turn in UK; 2 arrested

Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested in the UK for allegedly killing a Syria-born imam, who was known as a prominent critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, escalating the probe into a terrorism inquiry.

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.

New UN site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan.

Power to the North pledge dangled ahead of UK vote

The cranes on the skyline of Manchester reflect a boom under way in this former industrial hub in northern England that is leading the charge for wresting greater local powers from London.

UK PM Cameron's party backs India's permanent UNSC membership

UK's Conservative party Tuesday said it will support India's bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council and push for an ambitious EU-India free trade deal, making clear its leaning towards the country.

French town pays Brits after death from falling `Napoleon` tree

A French seaside resort has paid out more than EUR 100,000 to compensate a British family after a 62-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree planted in honour of Napoleon`s son.

UK election uncertainty tops business concerns: Survey

British companies are chiefly concerned about uncertainties over next month`s general election leading to caution over investment, according to a survey published by accountancy firm Deloitte on Tuesday.

UK's Cameron pledges to expand Thatcher's home-buying scheme to woo voters

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use the launch of his party`s policy manifesto on Tuesday to woo voters with a "Conservative dream" that would allow more than 1 million poorer families to buy their own homes at a discount.

Britain's Labour Party manifesto ignores India

The British Labour party manifesto released on Monday makes no mention of India and speaks of stricter policy on immigration.

Education officials probe 'anti-UK' Islamist schools

UK is investigating up to 50 unregulated schools set up by Islamists that have many students from Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Somali families, according to a media report here.

British PM Cameron's Conservatives lead Labour as UKIP falls: Poll

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives took a two percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as support for the UK Independence Party fell ahead of the May 7 general election, an Opinium survey showed.

Ed Miliband visits Gurudwara to woo Sikh voters

The leader of Britain's Opposition Labour has pitched for the Sikh vote by visiting a well-known gurudwara during his campaign trail.

Six Indian students win Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Six Indian students are among 54 of the world's most academically exceptional and socially committed young people selected from 28 countries for this year's prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship in the UK.

Hand kissing and hung Parliaments: How British elections work

  • London: Britain holds a general election on May 7 in which Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives, senior partners in a coalition government since 2010, will seek enough support to govern alone.

 

Cameron, Miliband join seven-way UK election debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband face their one and only live television debate of the election campaign on Thursday, along with five others in a seven-way contest.

`Broad framework of understanding` in Iran talks, work remains: UK

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have resulted in a "broad framework of understanding" but there remains "quite a lot of work to do," Britain`s foreign minister said Wednesday,as talks pushed beyond a March 31 deadline.

Little Englanders? Eurosceptics in focus at UK poll

From Margaret Thatcher to Nigel Farage, euroscepticism has been a proud and virulent strain in British politics for decades -- and could eventually force the country out of the EU altogether.

British police probe brutal attack on Sikh man in UK

A Sikh man was beaten up in a suspected racial attack in the British city of Birmingham and police have launched an investigation after the sickening video of the assault emerged on the Internet.

British Queen`s staff threaten industrial action

Staff at Queen Elizabeth II`s Windsor Castle are threatening to take industrial action over pay, a trade union said Monday.

Four travel ban UK girls attended runaway trio's school

Four of the five teenage girls in the UK - barred from travelling abroad after they showed an interest in going to Syria - attended the same school as the trio who earlier fled to allegedly join the Islamic State.