Clegg: Parliament members must reform intelligence laws

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said members of Parliament likely will address reforming the legal framework for intelligence agencies after elections.

British carbon capture and storage plant planned for Scottish coast

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British officials said Monday a gas-fired plant on the eastern Scottish coast will be retrofitted as a carbon capture and storage site.

Britain announces plan to become world leader in electric cars

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain announced a program, backed by major vehicle manufacturers, with a goal of making the country a world leader in electric cars.

Four-country poll finds British voters more hostile to EU

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British voters are less likely to support their country's continued membership in the European Union than those in France, Germany and Poland, a poll indicates.
PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British advocacy group Friends of Earth said Thursday it wouldn't be surprised if the prime minister did issue a call to back off renewable energy policies.

Britons honor soldiers on Remembrance Day

LONDON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Thousands of veterans and civilians participated in Remembrance Day services across the United Kingdom Sunday to honor fallen soldiers.

London's Boris Johnson: Terror suspect's flight shows laws lacking

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The disappearance of a terror suspect this week is proof that Britain's current counter-terrorism laws aren't working, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Defendants in British phonehacking case had affair, prosecutor says

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, on trial in London in a government phone-hacking scandal, had a six-year affair, prosecutors told the jury Thursday.

British lawmakers want to charge for plastic bags

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- English lawmakers want to introduce a charge for plastic bags to discourage their use, officials said.
Commons rejects military action against Syria

Commons rejects military action against Syria

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The British House of Commons voted Thursday not to take military action against Syria for the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels.

British official heralds new dawn for wind energy

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the race to prove Britain can lead the world in wind energy development has begun.

Parents found guilty in 4-year-old boy's death

COVENTRY, England, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A British court found the mother and stepfather of 4-year-old Daniel Pelka guilty in the boy's death. The couple now face life in prison.

London mayor says shorts OK at work -- but no Stubbies

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson said he wouldn't mind if his deputy wore shorts to work -- provided they weren't skimpy Australian brand Stubbies.

MP embroiled in scandal withdraws from Liberal Democrats

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- A British lawmaker Monday withdrew from the Liberal Democratic Party because of accusations of inappropriate behavior with a constituent.

Poll: Only 26 percent in Britain want out of Europe completely

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- Only 26 percent of British citizens want the country to get out of the European Union, a poll indicated.

English local polls presage a further tilt to Right

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- Local election gains by the euroskeptic United Kingdom Independence presage a further tilt to the right by embattled Conservative Party-led coalition of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Britain may tighten rules for immigrants

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- The British government plans to require immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria to be fingerprinted and photographed in order to get public services.

U.K. industry in aerospace push

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Britain's government and industry will invest $3 billion in the country's aerospace manufacturing sector, a top government official said Monday.

British skepticism caps EU jobless spiral

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- The latest spike in Eurozone's jobless figures came as a welcome boost for British euroskeptics who celebrated as Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party was buffeted from two sides -- by his Liberal Democratic coalition partner and newcomer right-wing UKIP -- in a single-seat contest Thursday.

Lib Dems hold on to seat in by-election

EASTLEIGH, England, March 1 (UPI) -- The British Conservative Party came in third Thursday in a by-election for the parliamentary seat held by disgraced former minister Chris Huhne.

Former Lib Dem exec in harassment scandal

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Liberal Democrat officials were told in 2010 of sexual harassment allegations against the party's former chief executive, a U.K. newspaper reported Friday.

Group maps child poverty in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A map prepared by a coalition of advocacy groups shows a wide disparity in child poverty rates in areas in Britain.

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U.K. House of Commons OKs gay marriage

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's House of Commons Tuesday resoundingly approved the legalization of same-sex marriage on a 400-175 vote.
Biden, Merkel meet in Berlin

Biden, Merkel meet in Berlin

BERLIN, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who arrived in Berlin Friday for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the pair "have a great deal to talk about."
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