The biggest stories of January 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
World | Agence France Presse | Tuesday March 4, 2014
A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography offences, Downing Street officials confirmed on Monday.
World | Reuters | Monday March 3, 2014
Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday February 24, 2014
The UK plans to significantly increase visa fees to plug a 50 million pound gap in its budget, a move that can hit Prime Minister David Cameron's efforts to boost student and business visits from countries like India.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper unit, arrived in court on Wednesday as she prepared to take the stand in the phone-hacking trial.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 17, 2014
Britain's flooding crisis eased with the arrival of drier weather following a series of fierce storms, while the government on Monday pledged a 10 million pounds package of support for flood-hit businesses.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 16, 2014
Sodden communities along the River Thames braced for more floods on Sunday, as Britain counted the cost of a storm that claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 15, 2014
Princes William and Harry pitched in to help flood victims as a new winter storm hammered Britain overnight on Friday, bringing violent winds and claiming at least two lives.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 14, 2014
Britain faced a fresh battering Friday as a new Atlantic storm barrelled in, threatening to dump a month's worth of rain on flood-hit communities already struggling to cope after the wettest January for 250 years.
World | Associated Press | Saturday February 8, 2014
The office of Britain's prime minister says that the country's immigration minister has resigned over the illegal employment of a foreign cleaner, a surprise announcement that is likely to badly embarrass David Cameron's government.
World | Agence-France Presse | Friday February 7, 2014
Around 140 homes were evacuated in southwest England on Friday as floodwaters rose, while the head of a government agency was set to face a hostile reception on his first visit to the region.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 6, 2014
Kevin Pietersen was axed from all England duty on Tuesday, with officials at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) citing a need "to rebuild not only the team but also the team ethic and philosophy" following the side's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Aus...
World | Reuters | Wednesday February 5, 2014
Millions of Londoners were caught up in commuting chaos on Wednesday, as Underground workers began the first in a series of strikes that Prime Minister David Cameron branded as "shameful".
India | Agencies | Tuesday February 4, 2014
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament today that an official investigation has shown Britain did advise India on planning the controversial Operation Bluestar against Sikh separatists at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984. However, Mr...
World | Reuters | Monday February 3, 2014
Sri Lanka rejected U.S. criticism of its human rights record as "grossly disproportionate" on Sunday.
Sunday February 2, 2014
After big success of its existing models like Scorpio and XUV 500, auto major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is working on a new mass-market sports utility vehicle (SUV) and plans to position it as the lowest-price vehicle in this segment.
World | Stephen Castle and Katrin Bennhold, The New York Times | Saturday February 1, 2014
Britain and France are stepping up their cooperation in outer space, but in Europe they still move in very different orbits.
World | Reuters | Tuesday January 28, 2014
An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring "chaos," and the government's national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka's president said on Monday.
India | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 17, 2014
Britain's only Sikh lawmaker on Thursday told his fellow members of parliament that Sikhs wanted the full truth about London's involvement in India's 1984 Golden Temple assault.
India | Reuters | Wednesday January 15, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he had not so far seen any evidence that the government of Margaret Thatcher had helped India plan the military raid against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984.
Wednesday January 15, 2014
The conference by the think tank Open Europe and the Fresh Start group of MPs came in the wake of growing demand for the British Parliament to block EU laws.