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British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

May suffered the largest government defeat in modern British history when the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement struck late last year

UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

In a policy paper, the government will outline proposals for a free trade area and a "common rule book" with the EU

BIS or BS? BlackBerry still doesn’t know

While BlackBerry users have been reconnected with BBM and their emails, there were still problems accessing the internet via the smartphone.

Paul McCartney weds US heiress (She loves you, yeah?)

Former Beatle Paul McCartney has married New York heiress Nancy Shevell, three years after settling his acrimonious divorce with Heather Mills.

Blair criticises UK riots response

Tony Blair has weighed in on the debate over the causes of this month's riots, attacking claims that the country's "moral decline" was to blame.

Cameron vows to restore order after ‘mob rule’

As news came of the first death in Britain's fiery riots, the prime minister recalled Parliament and ordered thousands more police onto the streets.

Sky’s off limits to Rupert Murdoch, say UK lawmakers

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch faces an onslaught from British lawmakers, as the government backs calls for him to drop his bid for pay TV giant BSkyB.

Giggs named in injuction row in British Parliament

A British lawmaker had defied a court ruling to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer who used an injunction to keep details of an alleged affair secret.

Kate’s dress to become instant global focus

Two billion viewers, 1 900 guests, four bridesmaids and two cakes but there can only be one dress for the royal wedding.

William and Kate: Long courtship for royal romance

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding is the culmination of a 10-year courtship which began as friends and blossomed into love.

Blair defends actions in new Iraq inquiry grilling

Tony Blair said on Friday he was determined to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam Hussein despite legal concerns.

Fresh revelations hit UK coalition after Murdoch row

UK's coalition government was hit by fresh evidence of internal tensions on Thursday from a newspaper sting that has already caused a major row.

UK cops probe student protests after royals attacked

UK police began a probe on Saturday into a recent wave of student protests after the latest culminated in a mob attack on a car carrying royals.

Brown faces Iraq War grilling as election looms

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces a grilling over his role in the Iraq War in front of a public inquiry on Friday.

Blair braced for grilling over Iraq War

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will face a public grilling on Friday over his decision to wage war on Iraq.

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