Britain's main opposition leader, David Cameron, was initially delighted that supermodel Kate Moss asked for his phone number -- until he realised she thought he could help her with her drains. The Conservative Party leader said in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday that he met Moss at a charity bash recently.
British opposition chief David Cameron has sparked a minor diplomatic spat over a reported off-the-cuff remark about "one-legged Lithuanian lesbians", officials said on Tuesday. The former Soviet republic's ambassador in London has written to the Conservative Party seeking an explanation for the remarks.
Pakistan on Thursday faced suspension from the Commonwealth for the second time in eight years after failing to meet a deadline for lifting emergency rule. In a conversation on Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, made a final plea to President Pervez Musharraf to lift the state of emergency.
Britain's opposition Conservative Party were poised on Thursday to gain a parliamentary seat in mid-term for the first time in 26 years. The by-election in the northern town of Crewe, triggered by the death of the constituency's member of Parliament, is being closely watched as an indicator of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's diminishing appeal.
Britain's Labour Party suffered its worst local election defeat on record and lost control of London on Friday, forcing Prime Minister Gordon Brown to rethink his strategy to avoid losing the next national poll. Conservative Boris Johnson, a journalist-turned-lawmaker prone to gaffes, wrested the prized post of London mayor from Labour's maverick Ken Livingstone.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his popularity plunging and his reputation for economic competence under fire, faced his first electoral test on Thursday since taking over from Tony Blair in June. The local council seats up for grabs in England and Wales, alongside a high-profile clash to pick the next mayor of London, were last contested in 2004.
British police battled to keep pro-Tibet protesters away from the Beijing Olympics flame, making 30 arrests as the torch went on a high security tour of London on Sunday. Police on bikes and running alongside the flame escorted each member of the relay.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday declared the birth of an Anglo-French axis as a force for progress in Europe and the world, on issues ranging from climate change and nuclear power to United Nations reform and the war in Afghanistan.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday said he took "full responsibility" for the decision not to call an early election, but rejected claims he had run scared from a possible defeat. Brown told an often rowdy news conference that he had instead opted to wait and take a long-term approach before going to the polls.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ruled out an early election on Saturday in what the opposition Conservatives called a humiliating retreat after polls showed his lead over them had evaporated. Brown, who took over from Tony Blair three months ago, had allowed his Labour Party to fan speculation in recent weeks that he would hold an early election.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised a new drive to transform the health service and schools on Monday, but again failed to stamp out speculation he may call an early general election. He was to lay out his plans for "a fairer, stronger Britain" in his first speech as leader to the ruling Labour Party's annual conference later on Monday.