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British PM risks party rebellion on EU membership talks
British PM risks party rebellion on EU membership talks

Prime Minister David Cameron was put on notice that 50 of his own backbenchers will lead calls for Britain to quit the EU if he does not secure major concessions from Brussels.

British PM risks party rebellion on EU membership talks
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Kiss from big brother in pics of Britain's royal baby

The first photos of Britain's Princess Charlotte together with Prince George, who is pictured giving his baby sister a kiss.

Kiss from big brother in pics of Britain's royal baby
One Direction scotch split rumours
One Direction scotch split rumours

British boyband One Direction insisted they would not be splitting up despite the departure of band member Zayn Malik.

One Direction scotch split rumours
Top German MEP says UK's Cameron could lose EU veto
Top German MEP says UK's Cameron could lose EU veto

Britain could lose its prized EU veto on some subjects if it opts out from the commitment to "ever closer union" in the bloc's treaties under David Cameron's reform plans.

Top German MEP says UK's Cameron could lose EU veto
Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms
Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms

British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared Friday to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms.

Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms
France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'
France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris.

France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'
Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU
Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU

Voters will be asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" in a referendum to be held by 2017.

Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU
Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally
Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally
UK referendum question will be a 'Yes' to stay in EU: reports
UK referendum question will be a 'Yes' to stay in EU: reports

British voters will be asked to vote "Yes" or "No" on remaining in the European Union in a referendum to be held by the end of 2017.

UK referendum question will be a 'Yes' to stay in EU: reports
Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win
Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win

British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unveil their programme for government after a surprise clear win at this month's general election.

Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win
Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader
Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader

Prince Charles became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA.

Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader
Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election
Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election

With more female, gay and ethnic minority background lawmakers than ever before, the new House of Commons following May 7's general election has never looked more diverse.

Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election
Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour
Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour

Britain's Prince Harry met current and former All Blacks during his tour of New Zealand and was presented with a jersey from the reigning world champions.

Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour
Cameron could hold British EU membership vote in 2016
Cameron could hold British EU membership vote in 2016

David Cameron could bring forward a referendum on Britain's EU membership to next year instead of 2017 to cut short an impending battle on two fronts.

Cameron could hold British EU membership vote in 2016
Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service
Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended a thanksgiving service at London's Westminster Abbey on the final day of commemorations.

Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service
EU wakes up to 'Brexit' nightmare after British vote
EU wakes up to 'Brexit' nightmare after British vote

Europe woke up to the cold certainty of an unprecedented British referendum after David Cameron's election win.

EU wakes up to 'Brexit' nightmare after British vote
Pound jumps on election lead for Britain's Conservatives
Pound jumps on election lead for Britain's Conservatives

The British pound jumped after exit polls showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives headed for victory.

Pound jumps on election lead for Britain's Conservatives
Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows
Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows

Sam Smith said Thursday he would undergo surgery on his vocal cords and canceled weeks of shows.

Sam Smith to undergo vocal surgery, cancels shows
Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election
Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

Britain's political leaders were in a final push for votes ahead of Thursday's knife-edge general election.

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election
'Star Wars VIII' to be filmed in Britain
'Star Wars VIII' to be filmed in Britain

The eighth episode of "Star Wars" is to be filmed in Britain, the government announced, perhaps hoping the good news of jobs and investment might offer a pre-election boost.

'Star Wars VIII' to be filmed in Britain