David Cameron

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leads tributes for UK film veteran Richard Attenborough 1 week ago

    Reuters: British Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes on Monday for actor and director Richard Attenborough who died aged 90 after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades. Attenborough died on Sunday. His agent described him as a "truly great man of both the cinema and the arts"...
  • Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse July 31, 2014

    London: The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. Benjamin Herman, 79, was the personal assistant or "equerry" to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974....
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels July 21, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday demanded that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilised the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17. In an unusual front-page op-ed in the Sunday...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • Church of England says yes to women bishops July 15, 2014

    London: The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes on Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. The church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, voted for the historic measure, reaching the required two-thirds majority in each of its...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks cleared of all hacking charges in UK trial June 25, 2014

    London: Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News Corp's British newspaper arm, was found not guilty on Tuesday by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. Brooks was accused of being complicit in journalists' hacking...
  • Keith Vaz presents Indian mangoes to David Cameron as EU ban looms April 29, 2014

    London: Leading British-Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday took his fight against the European Union's impending ban on the import of Indian mangoes to the Prime Minister's office. The senior Labour party leader accompanied representatives of retailers and importers of the fruit to deliver two boxes of Alfonso mangoes for Prime...
  • David Cameron cancels Middle East trip due to flood crisis February 12, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron said the government would spend whatever was needed to deal with flooding in England as he cancelled a planned visit to the Middle East to handle a crisis which has left some homes under water for weeks. The damage caused by England's wettest January since...
  • Tube workers begin 48-hour London Underground strike February 5, 2014

    London: Commuters in London geared up for days of travel chaos as the London Underground workers have kicked off a 48-hour strike. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) union members started their planned walkout at 2100 GMT last night (0230 IST today) calling for...
  • Millions stranded in London Underground strike chaos February 5, 2014

    London: Millions of 'Tube' commuters were coping with rush hour chaos as London Underground workers began their 48-hour strike today over proposed job cuts. Extremely diminished services and the closure of many stations disrupted journeys on the Tube network, which also opened an hour later than normal. Overground trains and buses...
  • Not aware of any advice by UK on Operation Bluestar: Lt Gen Brar February 4, 2014

    Reacting to the British statement on Operation Bluestar, Retired Lieutenant General Kuldeep Brar said, "I am not aware of any advice by UK govt to India on Operation Bluestar. UK played no role "limited" or otherwise in Operation Blue Star. I came into the picture on June 1, 1984." ...
  • Britain admits it advised India on the 1984 Operation Bluestar February 4, 2014

    London: Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning Operation Bluestar in Amritsar in 1984, but said its advice had limited impact. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after newly released official papers suggested that...
  • The Last Word: What should we make of the UK file on Operation Bluestar? January 16, 2014

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a swift investigation into claims of Britain's alleged covert involvement in Operation Bluestar. The British government said it will probe claims that a special force officer helped Indira Gandhi's plan the Operation at the Golden Temple in 1984. But Lt General Brar, who...
  • Operation Bluestar: David Cameron promises swift investigation January 16, 2014

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a swift investigation into claims of Britain's alleged covert involvement in Operation Bluestar. The British government said it will probe claims that a special force officer helped Indira Gandhi's plan the Operation at the Golden Temple in 1984. But Lt General Brar, who...
  • Sikhs fume after new documents surface in UK on Operation Bluestar January 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: The claims by a Sikh member of the House of Lords in London that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped in Operation Bluestar has created furore in Punjab and also within the Sikh community in the United Kingdom. British MP Indarjit Singh had demanded an explanation after recently...
  • Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, Thames Barrier to remain shut January 6, 2014

    Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional tides,...
  • Watch: Cameron defends Mandela memorial 'selfie' in UK Parliament December 12, 2013

    British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself in a spot of bother after he posed for a self portrait with Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. So much so that Cameron had to defend himself in Parliament on Wednesday saying the photo was only in tribute to Mandela who...
  • Snapshot: Obama's selfie with UK, Denmark PMs at Mandela's memorial December 11, 2013

    US President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ...
  • World mourns the death of South Africa's peacemaker Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year,...
  • Brightest light of our world gone out: Cameron on Mandela December 6, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his tribute to Nelson Mandela after his death and said "the brightest light of our world has gone out". "One of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. Nelson Mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero...
  • Anti-apartheid icon and former SA President Nelson Mandela dies at 95 December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year,...
  • Police: 1 dead, toll expected to rise in Glasgow November 30, 2013

    London: Scottish police say at least one person has died from the crash of a police helicopter onto a crowded Glasgow pub. Chief constable Stephen House says the number of fatalities is expected to rise. He told reporters on Saturday that 32 people were taken to hospitals after the crash on the...
  • Rajapaksa rejects Cameron's demand for probe into war crimes November 17, 2013

    Colombo: Defiant in the face of pressure over alleged rights violations during the war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning of an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe. "It is his view. This is...
  • Rights abuse charges haunt Rajapaksa, Cameron gives ultimatum November 16, 2013

    Colombo: Human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated in the war against LTTE haunted President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday giving Sri Lanka an ultimatum to conduct a credible probe into the war crimes by March, failing which he would...
  • UK PM calls for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka November 16, 2013

    Colombo: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. "Sri Lanka has a prosperous future. It should mean freedom for media. It means credible and transparent investigation into allegations of war crimes, said Cameron at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...
  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa November 15, 2013

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • I regret that PM could not visit Jaffna, says Khurshid November 15, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Friday, expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna, a feat undertaken by his British counterpart David Cameron, who became the first head of government to visit the war-torn northern province in Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948. "Is it not...
  • Don't turn Commonwealth into 'punitive' grouping, says Mahinda Rajapaksa November 15, 2013

    The CHOGM summit opened on Friday with a combative Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, under attack over alleged rights violations in the war against the LTTE, asking countries not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental" grouping or indulge in "prescriptive" ways. Rajapaksa used the opportunity of welcoming delegates...