- Ex-M&S boss heads UK pro-EU group, says Brexit too risky Updated: Oct-12-15 11:20 am
LONDON - The former chief executive of retail chain Marks & Spencer is heading a campaign to persuade Britons to stay in the European Union, arguing Monday that quitting could leave the country isolated, less secure and economically weakened.
- Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88 Updated: Oct-10-15 11:32 am
LONDON - Former British Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe, a prominent figure in Margaret Thatcher's government who helped bring about her downfall after they parted ways over policy toward Europe, has died at 88.
- Britain takes star baker in a headscarf to its heart Updated: Oct-08-15 12:53 pm
LONDON - In sweet-toothed Britain, the hottest entertainment sensation is a televised baking contest in which amateur pastry chefs battle it out over cakes, tortes, trifles and flans. And in a country roiled by questions of immigration and identity, "The Great British Bake Off" has produced a new heroine - a headscarf-wearing Muslim woman who's a genius with sugar, eggs and flour.
- Some Syrians chart pre-approved path to European asylum Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm
CRETEIL, France - Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what?
- Cameron: I'll get tough in EU talks, make 'Greater Britain' Updated: Oct-07-15 10:07 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Wednesday to get tough in European Union negotiations, crack down on extremism, make Britain a more equal country - and then resign.
- UK minister rejects EU migration pact, vows tighter borders Updated: Oct-06-15 9:35 am
LONDON - Britain will never "in a thousand years" agree to a common European immigration policy to deal with the surging number of refugees fleeing to the continent, a top government official declared Tuesday.
- Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98 Updated: Oct-03-15 3:00 pm
LONDON - Decorated World War II military hero and former British Treasury chief Denis Healey has died after a long career in British politics. He was 98.
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- Cameron provides Caribbean aid, rejects slavery reparations Updated: Sep-30-15 7:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday rejected the Caribbean's push for slavery reparations during his first official visit to Jamaica, a once-profitable British colony that became independent just over 50 years ago.
- UK's new Labour leader fires up faithful in 1st speech Updated: Sep-29-15 11:48 am
LONDON - He smiled, he poked fun at himself, he wore a tie and even told a few jokes.
- UK's Labour backs down on vote on scrapping nuclear weapons Updated: Sep-27-15 12:35 pm
LONDON - Britain's Labour Party has decided to leave the country's nuclear weapons alone.
- UK Labour Party official apologizes for pro-IRA comments Updated: Sep-18-15 11:29 am
LONDON - A top official in Britain's Labour Party has apologized for saying more than a decade ago that Irish Republican Army bombings and shootings helped bring about peace in Northern Ireland.
- Scottish leader won't rule out 2nd independence vote Updated: Sep-18-15 9:13 am
LONDON - One year after Scottish voters chose not to break away from Britain, Scotland's leader said Friday she could not rule out another independence referendum, and warned Prime Minister David Cameron he was "living on borrowed time" to convince Scots to stay.
- British PM urges more aid to Syria refugees in Mideast Updated: Sep-14-15 3:10 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged the international community on Monday to send more aid to Syrian refugees in Middle Eastern host countries as a way of stemming mass migration to Europe.