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Gordon Brown attacks News International

Gordon Brown attacks News International

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said News International used "unlawful tactics" to gain personal information about his family and finances.

Blair criticizes Gordon Brown

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair attacked his successor Friday, saying there was little continuity between his Labor government and Gordon Brown's.
More Berlusconi tales -- from London

More Berlusconi tales -- from London

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Silvio Berlusconi once asked for model Naomi Campbell's phone number, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife says.

Brown may be British phone-hacking target

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is asking police to investigate whether he was a target of phone hacking, a newspaper reports.

Ex-U.K. PM says China has to consume more

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- China needs to consume more as part of the global economic recovery, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday.

Dave Miliband says he's one to unify Labor

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- David Miliband warns the defeated British Labor Party it will face a long exile if it picks the wrong leader, such as his brother Ed.
Blair memoirs label Gordon Brown 'strange'

Blair memoirs label Gordon Brown 'strange'

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Tony Blair's memoirs, openly critical of his successor Gordon Brown, have reopened a battle that for years destabilized Labor -- at a time when the party is electing a new leader.

Top 3 U.K. unions back Ed Miliband

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- The Unite union's political committee has endorsed Ed Miliband as leader of the U.K. Labor Party.

Gordon Brown urges 'African century'

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 24 (UPI) -- Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown says world economic health is reliant upon the "productive potential" of African growth and development.

'Al-Qaida leader' sentenced in Manchester

MANCHESTER, England, June 25 (UPI) -- The self-confessed British leader of al-Qaida was sentenced in a Manchester court to five years in jail for targeting former prime ministers, officials said.

Norway's PM co-chair of climate group

UNITED NATIONS, June 7 (UPI) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg accepted the nomination to help lead a U.N.-backed panel on climate change, the U.N. secretary-general said.
Britain's Labor bickers over Iraq war

Britain's Labor bickers over Iraq war

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- The Labor Party needs to move beyond the divisive issue of the decision in 2003 to invade Iraq, said former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

Sides try to sort out Britain's governance

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- Players from last week's British elections met Sunday to try to sort out leadership questions created when no major party captured a majority in Parliament.
Close vote sends Britain into political uncertainty

Close vote sends Britain into political uncertainty

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Britons on Monday woke up to political uncertainty and the prospect for the first hung parliament since 1974 after no party won a clear majority in Sunday's general election.
British governance up in the air

British governance up in the air

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg snubbed Labor Party overtures Friday, saying Tory David Cameron should get first crack at forming a new British government.
Cameron wins debate -- poll

Cameron wins debate -- poll

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Conservative Party leader David Cameron won the third and final debate of the 2010 U.K. general election campaign, an Angus Reid Public Opinion poll indicates.
PM Brown's comment causes flap

PM Brown's comment causes flap

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown quickly apologized Wednesday to a retiree he called a "bigoted woman."

British troops without armored vehicle

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- Despite promises from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the delivery of the Warthog armored vehicle is behind schedule, ministers said.
British PM debate draws large TV audience

British PM debate draws large TV audience

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Fewer Britons tuned in to watch the second debate by the three men who want to lead their country than viewed the first, unofficial overnight results show.

British leaders face off in TV debate

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) -- Britons Thursday braced for a key televised election debate that will see candidates facing off over foreign policy and security issues.

London sends war ships to pick up Britons

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- London is dispatching several warships to rescue Britons stranded across Europe because of flying restrictions due to volcanic ash.
British naval ships sent for travelers

British naval ships sent for travelers

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- Two British navy ships were sent to the English Channel to pick up Britons stranded by volcanic ash drifting over Europe from Iceland, officials said Monday.

U.K. debate

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- A third-party candidate upstaged the expected front-runners, including U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a debate ahead of next month's British elections.
By United Press International
Polls: Clegg tops Cameron, Brown in debate

Polls: Clegg tops Cameron, Brown in debate

MANCHESTER, England, April 16 (UPI) -- Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg's debate performance altered the landscape for the British elections, several polls indicated.
Brown proposes English requirement

Brown proposes English requirement

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- Only English-speaking immigrants could get a public sector job in Britain under a Labor Party plan unveiled Monday by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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