Cameron resists calls to change stance on refugees


LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron resisted calls on Thursday to take in refugees in much greater numbers after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach raised the emotional temperature of the debate.

Shooting exposes holes at heart of Northern Ireland peace deal 03 Sep 2015

BELFAST - When masked gunmen linked to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) opened fire on a former member outside his Belfast home last month, they blew a hole in the already tattered agreement holding the British province together.


Murdoch favourite Brooks returns to UK job in remarkable comeback 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of orchestrating a criminal campaign that damaged the British establishment, will return to her old job running the tycoon's British newspapers next week in a stunning comeback.

Insecure 'zero-hours' jobs on the rise in Britain - ONS 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - The number of Britons reporting they are employed on 'zero-hours' contracts which offer no guaranteed work or pay has risen by almost a fifth over the past year, official figures showed on Wednesday.


UK firms still covet royal approval as Queen hits record 63rd year 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - You may have noticed it above the door of a perfumery in London, in the inner lining of an expensive custom made suit, or even on a packet of English Stinking Bishop cheese - the gold emblem of the British monarchy.

British Museum celebrates three generations of manga artists 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - London's British Museum takes a look at manga, Japan's widely popular graphic art form, in a new exhibition showcasing the works of different generations of artists.


British PM calls for more talks to cool Northern Irish crisis 01 Sep 2015

DUBLIN - London and Dublin will hold further talks with Northern Ireland's political parties to try to avert a crisis over an IRA-linked murder that has led to calls to suspend Belfast's parliament, the British government said on Tuesday.


London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.


Cameron promises tough fines for not paying minimum wage 01 Sep 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would introduce tough fines for company bosses who fail to pay the so called 'national living wage' which will hit 9 pounds ($13.86) an hour by the end of the decade.

Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth' 01 Sep 2015

LONDON - The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the centre signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.