The biggest stories of January 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 29, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a heavy blow on Thursday when one of his lawmakers, Douglas Carswell, announced he was leaving the Conservative Party to join the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP).
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 28, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Scotland Thursday to make the business case for it remaining part of Britain as 200 business leaders signed an open letter backing independence.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday August 24, 2014
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the killing of US journalist James Foley by a man speaking with an English accent was an "utter betrayal of our country".
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat Islamic State (IS) fighters in the country and his permission would not be needed for any military intervention, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 21, 2014
British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.
World | Alan Cowell, The New York Times | Thursday August 21, 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron will lead efforts to determine the identity of the British-sounding jihadi in a video by ISIS of the apparent beheading of James Foley, an American journalist.
World | Reuters | Sunday August 17, 2014
Britain should use its military prowess to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, saying they had to be stopped from creating "a terrorist state on the shores of the Mediterranean".
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 17, 2014
Islamic State fighters sweeping across Syria and Iraq are a direct threat to Britain and the country must use all of its "military prowess" to halt their advance, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 14, 2014
Britain has deployed SAS special forces in northern Iraq where thousands of civilians are trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 13, 2014
Britain will send Chinook helicopters to help refugees trapped in northern Iraq, particularly on Mount Sinjar, the government said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 9, 2014
Any "humanitarian" mission by Russia into Ukraine would be "unjustified and illegal", US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed during a telephone call Saturday, Downing Street said.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
London's colourful mayor, Boris Johnson, widely regarded as a potential challenger for Prime Minister David Cameron's job, said on Wednesday he would try to run for parliament in next year's national election.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 6, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief Andy Coulson who has been convicted in a high-profile phone hacking case at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct tabloid 'News of the World', was today charged with three counts of perjury by...
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Sayeeda Warsi, a senior minister in Britain's Foreign Office, resigned on Tuesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron's government of taking a "morally indefensible" approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
World | Agence Presse-France | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Lights will go out in homes across Britain today as part of commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, which claimed the lives of nearly one million Britons.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 4, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that the United Nations was "right" to condemn the shelling of a UN school in Gaza, but declined to say whether it breached international law.
World | Reuters | Saturday August 2, 2014
NATO must overhaul itself to be able to better defend its members from a potential Russian military threat, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday.
World | Associated Press | Friday August 1, 2014
British police say a fire that gutted a landmark seaside pier in southern England may have been started deliberately.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 29, 2014
Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 25, 2014
Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday.