Politics

Cameron wins first TV encounter of close election - poll

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LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.

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Before close election, Cameron says got some things wrong, but got economy right 26 Mar 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday conceded he'd made mistakes during his five years in power during a special pre-election interview, but implored voters to give him a second term to finish the job of rebuilding the economy.

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In first UK election TV encounter, Miliband shrugs off 'geek' accusations 26 Mar 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband rejected criticism that his image as "a geek" made him an electoral liability for his party, saying he didn't care what the country's mostly right-leaning press said about him.

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British taxpayers' stake in Lloyds falls below 22 percent 26 Mar 2015

LONDON - British taxpayers have recovered 9 billion pounds from their bailout of Lloyds Banking Group , following a 500 million pound share sale that has reduced public ownership of the bank to just under 22 percent.

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Cameron rejects charge he's become lame duck by nixing third term 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron denied he had become a lame duck leader during his final debate in parliament before a tight national election as he sought to leverage his economic record to give his party an elusive lead in stagnant opinion polls.

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Scottish nationalists would block second Cameron government - Salmond 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - The Scottish National Party (SNP) would try to block Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron from forming a government if the result of a national election on May 7 is inconclusive, former SNP leader Alex Salmond said.

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Pre-election support for anti-EU party at lowest in over a year - poll 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - Support for Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year ahead of a close-fought May 7 national election, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, after a spate of scandals involving its candidates.

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PM Cameron apologises over infected blood in 70s, 80s 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron apologised on Wednesday to thousands of people who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being treated for unrelated conditions with contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Succession talk risks backfiring on Cameron in tight UK election 24 Mar 2015

LONDON - A surprise disclosure by British Prime Minister David Cameron that he won't seek a third term if voters give him a second mandate on May 7 has backfired, sparking a media frenzy about his successor and talk of him becoming a lame duck leader.

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Cameron says won't seek third term in power 23 Mar 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday ruled out seeking a third term in office if he won a second mandate in a tightly fought national election on May 7, saying it would then be time for a new leader of his right-leaning Conservatives.