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'Middle East crises in UK's interest'
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:36:34 GMT
Continuation of tensions and wars within the Middle East is in the interest of the British Empire as London tries to solve its financial problems by maintaining the crises in the region, an analyst says.

UK protesters slam 'police brutality'
Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:42:29 GMT
UK students continue protests against a planned hike in tuition fees that have been marred by what protesters describe as the "heavy handed brutality" of London police.

No UK terror arrests in 100,000 searches
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:55:06 GMT
More than 100,000 people were stopped and searched by counter terrorism police last year but none of them were arrested for terrorism related offences.

UK to monitor all cyber communications
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 03:06:35 GMT
The British coalition government intends to forge ahead with the previous Labor government's plans to intercept web communications, inviting protests by civil liberties groups.

UK to slash £81bn in spending
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:01:27 GMT
UK Chancellor George Osborne announces the details of £81 billion in government spending cuts, which will slash up to one million private and public sector jobs.

Free Dr. Siddiqui, UK demonstrators say
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:41:39 GMT
A demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in London on Sunday to call for the repatriation of Pakistani neuroscientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

UK gets tougher on illegal immigrants
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:45:49 GMT
British Immigration Minister Damian Green says the country needs to improve its performance at deporting foreign criminals, as they have "no right" to be in the UK.

UK to finalize defense spending in Oct.
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 06:48:18 GMT
UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox says the announcement of a detailed plan for the spending reforms in the military has been delayed to October.

Sniper prosecutes army over info leak
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 08:34:04 GMT
A British army sniper has lodged an official complaint with the Ministry of Defense (MoD) that his life has been risked by the public disclosure of his identity.

BNP banned from Queen's Party
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:41:38 GMT
An invitation for British far-right leader Nick Griffin to participate at a Buckingham Palace party has been withdrawn as it was misused for political purposes.

Police acquitted over G20 riots death
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:23:01 GMT
A British riot police officer has been acquitted of any wrongdoing regarding the death of a newspaper vendor during last year's G20 protests.

UK PM makes history gaffe in US
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:31:46 GMT
David Cameron has made a historical gaffe in his first visit to the United States as the UK Prime Minister.

Calls for 'Lockerbie Inquiry' rebuffed
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:45:16 GMT
British Premier David Cameron has told his Cabinet Secretary to release information about the Lockerbie bomber's release; but has not mentioned a public inquiry.

'Lockerbie bomber release a mistake'
Sun, 18 Jul 2010 06:37:52 GMT
The British government says the last year release of the terminally ill Libyan suspect of the Lockerbie bombing was a "mistake."

Major arrests promised in Belfast
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 06:24:47 GMT
Tensions have flared up in Northern Ireland as protests by nationalist elements turn more violent with police officials promising widespread arrests.

Belfast riots injure 27 police officers
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:35:13 GMT
At least 27 police officers have been injured in Northern Ireland, including three who were hit by gunshot pellets, during an overnight riot, reports say.

UK public sector debt 'at £2 trillion'
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:16:51 GMT
A new financial study suggests that the UK's public sector debt is more than a trillion pounds higher than official government figures.

Ireland blocks EU's Israel plan
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:41:57 GMT
Ireland has positioned a stronger stance against Israel by blocking a European Union plan to allow the sharing of European citizens' personal data with Tel Aviv.

Chilcot probe to question Iraq war critic
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:33:43 GMT
Former UN inspector Hans Blix has been named as the most interesting contributor-to-be as a British probe into the Iraq war resumed its public hearings after a 4-months hiatus for general elections.

US-Russia spy case extends to UK
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:19:59 GMT
The alleged Russian spying plot uncovered in the United States has extended to Britain after it was revealed that key players had UK connections.

Fire engulfs Britain's 3rd largest refinery
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:08:20 GMT
An explosion at Britain's third largest oil refinery in North Lincolnshire has ignited a fire, leaving an oil worker missing.

UK austerity plan to ignite job cuts
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:48:30 GMT
A recently leaked treasury report has shed light into consequences of the latest austerity measures planned by the British Government.

Irish priest resigns over abuse case
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 09:23:55 GMT
A priest in charge of protecting children in a rural diocese in Northern Ireland has been forced to resign over a child abuse case filed against another priest under his authority.

Racism moves to rural areas in Britain
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 01:45:59 GMT
The British Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says racially-motivated violence has shifted from inner city areas to towns and villages across Britain.

UK may need to cut troops by 30,000
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:41:35 GMT
The UK may have to reduce its armed forces by 30,000 to achieve plans to achieve estimated defense budget cuts of 15 percent over the next four years, a British think tank says.

'Brits out of Afghanistan by 2015'
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 02:27:29 GMT
David Cameron has made it clear he wants a full withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan by 2015.

Wales awaits "double dip" recession
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:25:14 GMT
Business leaders in Wales have warned that sweeping spending cuts coupled with dramatic tax hikes could lead to a "double dip" recession.

British Airways may face 12-week strike
Sat, 19 Jun 2010 01:02:48 GMT
The Unite union plans to vote on a 12-week strike over British Airway's vindictive and unfair actions against striking workers.

Black MP's bid for Labour leadership
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:36:11 GMT
Diane Abbott, the first black women to be elected to British Parliament in 1987, has made it onto the ballot as a candidate for the Labour leadership position.

UK unemployment could reach 3 mn
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:58:06 GMT
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) predicts that cuts in public spending by the coalition government will push unemployment close to 3 million.

Inquiry called on low force in Helmand
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:17:45 GMT
British politicians call for an inquiry into troop deployment to Afghanistan's Helmand province following growing concerns about inadequate troop levels there.

UK's welfare system targeted for cuts
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 06:26:48 GMT
UK Chancellor George Osborne discloses that the government has targeted welfare benefits, tax credits and public sector pensions for spending cuts.

McDonnell's apology for Thatcher joke
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 05:21:32 GMT
Labour leadership candidate John McDonnell issues an apology for joking he would assassinate former British Premier Margaret Thatcher if he could go back to the 1980s.

UK plans to deport Afghan children
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:20:02 GMT
Britain's immigration officials in the Home Office plan to deport child asylum seekers back to Afghanistan by setting up a £4m "reintegration center."

MoD to acquire new lead-free bullets
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 06:13:17 GMT
BAE Systems is to develop new ammunition that is lead-free and even more deadly as part of a £2 billion contract with the British Ministry of Defense.

BA cabin crew start new strike
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:15:01 GMT
Europe's third-biggest carrier British Airways (BA) is facing yet another walk-out by its cabin crew in a long-running dispute over staffing levels.

No end in sight to BA strike
Sat, 29 May 2010 02:10:11 GMT
Talks between British Airways and the union Unite, which represents striking cabin crews, have been adjourned without the parties reaching an agreement.

UK coalition to adopt fiscal cuts
Mon, 24 May 2010 01:44:24 GMT
UK`s new coalition government will slash public spending by £ 6.0 billion as parts of its scheme to rein in the bloated budget deficit of £ 156.1 billion.

UK Police censure proposed reforms
Sun, 23 May 2010 09:37:46 GMT
British police chiefs express outrage at proposed reforms announced by the new Home Secretary Theresa May, accusing the government of undermining public safety.

Talks to halt BA strike broken up
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:52:03 GMT
Negotiations to try to halt a planned strike by British Airways cabin crews have been abandoned after dozens of noisy protestors stormed a building in London where a meeting was being held.

UK plans £6bn cuts for health, defense
Tue, 18 May 2010 08:26:38 GMT
The UK Treasury will announce their plan to cut £6bn next Monday as part of gaining £12bn in savings, half of which will be reinvested in health, defense and overseas aid.

British Airways blocks strike by Unite
Tue, 18 May 2010 06:15:13 GMT
A High Court ruling in favor of British Airways has blocked the Unite union from a series of four planned five-day strikes on the grounds of a technicality.

British MP stabbed outside office
Sat, 15 May 2010 13:47:18 GMT
Stephen Timms, a British Member of Parliament and treasury minister of the former Labour government, has been stabbed twice in the abdomen.

Cameron becomes UK premier
Tue, 11 May 2010 21:51:36 GMT
Conservative leader David Cameron has become the new British prime minister and will lead a coalition government that includes the Liberal Democrats.

Gordon Brown resigns
Tue, 11 May 2010 21:51:23 GMT
Gordon Brown has announced his resignation as British prime minister and said Conservative leader David Cameron would be taking over.

Brown steps down for new coalition
Tue, 11 May 2010 07:28:15 GMT
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Monday that he will step down to allow for Labor Party talks on a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats.

British PM to resign as party leader
Mon, 10 May 2010 17:55:25 GMT
British Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Gordon Brown has proposed to resign after brokering a pact with Liberal Democrats to keep his party in office.

'Lib Dems, Tories reach agreement'
Mon, 10 May 2010 14:11:47 GMT
The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in Britain have reached a deal to join hands and establish a new government following the inconclusive parliamentary vote.

British MPs urge Brown to step down
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:17:26 GMT
Two more Labor Members of Parliament (MP) have urged British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down after an inconclusive election stripped the party of its majority in parliament.

Polls project Conservative win in UK
Thu, 06 May 2010 21:10:41 GMT
The opposition Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, has won Britain's general elections but without an absolute majority, exit poll says.


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