- 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.
- British comedian, activist Russell Brand backs Labour Party Updated: May-04-15 11:43 am
LONDON - British comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election - now he wants them to vote for Labour.
- 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."
- Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election Updated: May-03-15 9:50 am
LONDON - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.
- Amid UK election, Paul Weller says he's fed up with politics Updated: May-01-15 11:06 am
LONDON - Paul Weller once peddled passionate political pop, writing lyrics that captured working-class frustrations and urged the toppling of Margaret Thatcher's government.
- EU leader: Too little too late to deal with migrant crisis Updated: Apr-29-15 2:52 pm
BRUSSELS - A top European Union leader conceded in unusually candid comments Wednesday that the EU response to the deadly Mediterranean migrant crisis was too little, too late, and said offers to do more in the immediate future are inadequate.
- Russell Brand steps into UK election with Miliband interview Updated: Apr-29-15 11:06 am
LONDON - Russell Brand doesn't vote, but his interview with opposition leader Ed Miliband has enlivened a staid, stage-managed British election campaign.
- World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet Updated: Apr-25-15 11:06 pm
LONDON - As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.
- Social media a key battleground in Britain's election Updated: Apr-25-15 3:04 am
LONDON - Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like."
- HSBC considers moving headquarters from Britain Updated: Apr-24-15 11:29 am
LONDON - Global bank HSBC said Friday it is considering moving its headquarters from London due to tougher regulation since the 2008 financial crisis, a politically charged announcement two weeks before Britain's national election.
- Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world Updated: Apr-24-15 10:08 am
LONDON - British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union.
- EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm
BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.
- Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race Updated: Apr-23-15 3:21 am
LONDON - She's 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn't running in the British election.
- The Latest: UN rights chief wants new EU line on migration Updated: Apr-20-15 11:14 am
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- Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy Updated: Apr-19-15 11:18 am
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Apr-18-15 6:03 pm
Islamic State group blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35, a potential major escalation
- In UK election, party promises range from nukes to bees Updated: Apr-15-15 9:49 am
LONDON - It's a common refrain: Politicians are all the same. The party platforms released this week for Britain's May 7 election tell a more diverse story, revealing, amid their hundreds of pages, which party wants to bring an NBA team to Britain and which has pledged to help bees.
- Ahead of likely 2016 bid, Walker builds on overseas resume Updated: Apr-11-15 3:13 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is becoming something of a globe-trotter as world affairs loom large in the 2016 Republican presidential race and attention has been drawn to his early foreign policy stumbles.
- Nations Obama has honored with White House state dinners Updated: Apr-08-15 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has held seven state dinners so far and plans at least two more this year. The list of countries and years the dinners were held:
- Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama Updated: Apr-08-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen.
- Top pictures from Europe and Africa Updated: Apr-07-15 11:57 am
LONDON - The slaughter of students at Kenya's Garissa University College by al-Shabab extremists last week horrified the world - and unleashed a wave of mourning and protest across a nation weary of violence from the Somali militants.
- SNP surge in Scotland could hold key to next UK government Updated: Apr-07-15 2:19 am
GLASGOW, Scotland - Ed Miliband's crusade to bring the Labour Party back to power after five years in opposition has struck a roadblock in Scotland, where the party is experiencing a dramatic drop in support in what had long been a reliable stronghold.