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British government says big change needed before new Syria vote

The British government has said it has no plans to hold another parliamentary vote on Syria air strikes after last week’s defeat but might revisit the issue if circumstances change “very significantly”. Prime Minister David Cameron lost a House of Commons ballot on Thursday on taking action to punish Syria…

British prime minister urges boycott of social network sites over cyberbullying suicide

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday urged Internet users to boycott certain social networking sites, after a teenage girl who was bullied online committed suicide. Cameron described the death of 14-year-old Hannah Smith, who hanged herself last week after receiving abuse on the website ask.fm, as “absolutely tragic”. He…

British lawmakers set to pass marriage equality bill

British lawmakers were set on Tuesday to pass a bill legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales, paving the way for the first gay weddings in 2014. Members of parliament’s lower House of Commons were due to hold final debates on Tuesday evening, but they were expected to be little…

Second suspect in beheading of British soldier appears in court

One of the men accused of hacking to death a British soldier in London attended court for the first time on Monday, while his co-accused appeared in a separate hearing via videolink from prison. Michael Adebolajo had a bandaged left hand and held up a Koran as he appeared at…

Afghan interpreters who served with British forces to get UK visas

About 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan will be offered the chance to live in Britain after a government U-turn, it was revealed on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron had initially sought to discourage the interpreters from settling in Britain for fear of…

UK’s Cameron to bring in minimum price for alcohol

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the government will introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol in England and Wales to tackle binge-drinking. Cameron said a minimum price of around 40 pence ($0.60, 0.50 euros) per unit would help stop the “scourge of violence” caused by rowdy revellers…

Mugabe tells Cameron ‘to hell with you’ on gay rights

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Saturday told British Prime Minister David Cameron ”to hell with you” over his calls to respect gay rights. “Nature is nature. It has created male and female,” Mugabe told thousands of supporters at his 88th birthday celebration at a stadium in the eastern border town of Mutare. “You David Cameron, are…

‘The Iron Lady’ should have been delayed, says PM

Prime Minister David Cameron said as “The Iron Lady” opened in Britain Friday that the film showing former premier Margaret Thatcher’s dementia should have been delayed until after her death. The biopic shows Thatcher as a frail, sometimes confused old lady — she is now 86 and is rarely seen…

Prime Minister Cameron: UK should assert its Christianity to prevent ‘moral collapse’

LONDON — Britain is a Christian nation and should not be afraid of standing up for Christian values to help counter the country’s “moral collapse”, Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday. In a rare foray into religion by a British premier, Cameron said “live and let live” had too often…

PM David Cameron’s camp ‘world’s stupidest’: French regulator

PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron proved the British political right is the world’s stupidest by refusing last week’s European summit deal on fiscal reform under pressure from narrow financial lobby interests, the head of France’s financial sector regulator said Monday. “For a long time it was said that…

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