After crisis warnings, Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists


LONDON - Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king.


Labour pledges to scrap stamp duty for first-time home buyers 1:18am BST

- Labour Party will announce a plan on Monday to scrap the stamp duty for first-time home buyers and give them the right to buy up to half of new homes built locally, as the party lays out its plan to tackle the country's housing crisis ahead of next month's parliamentary election.


Rupert Murdoch says Scottish self rule inevitable 'in next few years' 1:21am BST

LONDON - Scotland is likely to win self rule in the next few years while the economic divide between the international powerhouse of London and the rest of the United Kingdom will deepen, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said on Sunday.


Labour Party pledges to control rents if elected on May 7 26 Apr 2015

LONDON - The Labour Party said on Sunday it would introduce rent controls if it wins an election on May 7 and ban private landlords from raising rents above the rate of inflation for the duration of new three-year contracts.


Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300 26 Apr 2015

LONDON - Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man, a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but the Queen slipped down the rankings despite her net worth growing.


Labour leads Conservatives by 1 point ahead of vote - YouGov 26 Apr 2015

- Opposition Labour Party has a one percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Sunday.


Analysis - Productivity puzzle to tax UK election victor 26 Apr 2015

LONDON - Less than two weeks away from a knife-edge election, Britain's biggest economic problem, stagnant productivity, has barely surfaced in the political debate.

Former British soldier charged over 1974 Northern Ireland killing 25 Apr 2015

BELFAST - A 73-year-old former British soldier was charged on Saturday in relation to the death of a Catholic man with learning difficulties in Northern Ireland 40 years ago.


Cameron scores own goal with pre-election football gaffe 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which football team he supported on Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport.


Conservatives take 3 point lead over Labour - Survation poll 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has taken a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday newspaper ahead of the May 7 election.