- Putin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else Updated: May-30-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
- Merkel: Germany will be 'constructive partner' in EU reform Updated: May-29-15 10:12 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel sounded a conciliatory note Friday on Britain's efforts to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union, as Prime Minister David Cameron wrapped up a two-day four country trip to press his case for concessions.
- Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals Updated: May-29-15 8:55 am
RIVADOLMO, Italy - The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out and snap their photos in a gesture of intimidation. They have been pressured to stop using the local soccer field, accused of taking the pitch away from Italian kids.
- Rocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union Updated: May-29-15 5:47 am
LONDON - The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 - marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship.
- Underdog Villa aims to spring a surprise in FA Cup final Updated: May-29-15 2:45 am
Aston Villa is one win away from ending a 19-year wait for a major trophy and it's all getting a bit too much for the second in line to the British throne.
- UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech Updated: May-27-15 11:22 am
LONDON - Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.
- N. Ireland leader hospitalized over suspected heart attack Updated: May-25-15 6:58 am
DUBLIN - First Minister Peter Robinson, the Protestant leader of Northern Ireland's unity government, has been hospitalized after a suspected heart attack, his party said Monday.
- UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages Updated: May-25-15 4:12 am
LONDON - With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.
- Scottish Labour leader Murphy resigns after election wipeout Updated: May-16-15 10:05 am
LONDON - The leader of the Scottish arm of Britain's Labour Party is stepping down after the party lost almost all of its seats to Scottish nationalists in the general election last week.
- Ex-UK tabloid editor Coulson in perjury trial in Scotland Updated: May-15-15 1:05 pm
LONDON - Former UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson has gone on trial in Scotland accused of perjury.
- David Miliband won't run for Labour Party leader in UK Updated: May-11-15 1:19 pm
LONDON - David Miliband has criticized his brother Ed Miliband's failed campaign to become Britain's prime minister, but says he won't run for Labour Party leader now that his younger brother has stepped down.
- Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion Updated: May-11-15 5:43 am
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives may have won the British election and ushered their coalition partner out the door, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing for his government for the next five years.
- UK: Impact of Miliband brothers split still felt by Labour Updated: May-10-15 12:46 pm
LONDON - They were two very talented brothers with so much potential. The older one was poised to become the leader of Britain's Labour Party, with a chance to become prime minister, while the younger was expected to rise with his brother to the highest ranks of the country's political arena.
- UK election leaves Cameron at helm of a disunited kingdom Updated: May-09-15 11:47 am
LONDON - Standing outside 10 Downing Street the day after his unexpected election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to govern for "one nation, one United Kingdom." That will be easier said than done, as competing brands of nationalism threaten to pull the country apart.
- Unexpected triumph means Cameron can govern UK on his own Updated: May-08-15 5:02 pm
LONDON - After years of sharing power, David Cameron pulled off an unexpected election triumph that gave the Conservative prime minister a second term with an outright majority Friday and dealt a stinging defeat to his three main rivals.
- In United Kingdom's voting system, winner can take it all Updated: May-08-15 1:05 pm
The Scottish National Party got 4.7 percent of the vote, giving it 56 seats in Parliament. The U.K. Independence Party got 12.6 percent of the vote, giving it one.
- A look at the winners and losers in the UK election Updated: May-08-15 1:01 pm
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives on Friday won a second term in a stunning victory that saw three defeated political rivals step down as leaders of their parties within hours.
- The Latest: Markets happy at clear result; fear referendum Updated: May-08-15 4:29 am
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- UK's Cameron strong as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid Updated: May-08-15 2:44 am
LONDON - At the outset of a bruising campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron tried a "stay the course" message, arguing that his Conservative Party had brought economic growth back to Britain by sticking to its austerity plan, however painful it might be.
- Some key terms in Britain election campaign Updated: May-07-15 5:34 am
LONDON - Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich - and sometimes confusing - lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:
- Key issues in UK election campaign Updated: May-07-15 1:17 am
LONDON - Three issues - the economy, the National Health Service and immigration - have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:
- UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life Updated: May-07-15 12:16 am
LONDON - David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.
- A look at leading figures in the tight British election Updated: May-07-15 12:11 am
LONDON - Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign:
- Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal Updated: May-05-15 2:35 am
LONDON - It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.
- Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle Updated: May-04-15 7:40 am
SHEFFIELD, England - At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama."