LONDON Britain's government has yet to drum up the support it needs to win parliamentary approval for launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, defence minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday.
LONDON A former chairman of the ruling Conservative Party resigned from his post as a junior minister on Saturday, in response to allegations that he failed to act on warnings about bullying within the party.
GRIMSBY, England The European Union is not an abstract concept in Grimsby, an English port where many blame EU fishing quotas for destroying livelihoods, but views on whether Britain should quit the club are more nuanced than the decaying fish docks suggest.
LONDON Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday he was relaxed about waiting longer before deciding to raise interest rates from record low levels.
LONDON A top official in Britain's opposition Labour Party said its lawmakers should be allowed a free vote on taking military action against Islamic State in Syria, after reports that some of his colleagues might quit if forced to vote against bombing.
LONDON In the 1970s, a trio of socialists joined a battle to steer Britain's Labour Party to the left. Within a few years, two of them had seized control of the council that governed London, running the capital for half a decade.
LONDON Britain faces a difficult global economic environment but demand in its domestic economy remains strong, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in a regional newspaper interview published on Friday.
LONDON A major British inquiry into decades of child sex abuse will investigate allegations involving "people of prominence" and politicians as well as the Catholic and Anglican Churches, councils and schools, its head said on Friday.
LONDON Paula Radcliffe, world marathon record holder and one of Britain's most popular athletes, has been cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of any allegation of doping.