DAVID CAMERON

  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders 4 days ago

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • Hong Kong tycoon calls for protests to end after tension over police beating 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Police arrested about 45 protesters in the early hours...
  • British PM orders spy chiefs to hunt down 'Jihadi John' October 5, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron has asked his spy chiefs to find Islamic State executioner 'Jihadi John' so that he could dispatch special forces to kill or capture the masked man who beheaded the latest British hostage. The Prime Minister has stepped up the hunt for British aid worker Alan Henning's...
  • David Cameron asks Parliament to back fight against Islamic State September 26, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament on Friday and made a case for the UK to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) terror network in Iraq which he warned could "not just take months but years". Cameron told MPs that IS poses a "clear and proven" threat to...
  • UK PM Cameron lauds 'No' campaign, Scots for keeping the union intact September 19, 2014

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the 'No' campaign and the people of Scotland for keeping the union intact. He said, "The people of Scotland have spoken, and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. I am a passionate believer in our...
  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom September 19, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear within two hours. Supporters of the United...
  • Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence September 17, 2014

    Edinburg: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound. In an interview with Sky TV news, Salmond reiterated his desire to hold on to sterling, saying that the words about "being able to be vetoed from using the pound"...
  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland September 16, 2014

    Two days ahead of the referendum, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal, begging the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. ...
  • Independence won't be a trial separation, but a painful divorce: PM Cameron to Scotland September 16, 2014

    London/Aberdeen: Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the...
  • After beheading, Cameron says, 'They are not Muslims, they are monsters' September 15, 2014

    London:The beheading of a British aid worker by the dreaded Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was described Sunday by Prime Minister David Cameron as an act of "pure evil" even as Britain confirmed that the video showing the gruesome killing was genuine. The 44yearold aid worker David Haines was...
  • We must drive back, dismantle, and ultimately destroy ISIS: David Cameron September 15, 2014

    Two days after UK aid worker David Haines was executed by ISIS, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the UK will support "direct military action" of the US against ISIS. Taking the same tone as US President Barack Obama, Cameron stressed Britain's involvement is not about British "troops on...
  • Britain's Cameron to chair emergency meeting after hostage killed September 14, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday to discuss an Islamic State (IS) video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. IS militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released the video on Saturday. Reuters could not immediately verify...
  • Obama condemns 'barbaric murder' of British aid worker by ISIS September 14, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the "barbaric murder" of a British citizen by terrorist group Islamic State, which in the recent weeks has killed two American journalists. "The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL. Our hearts go out...
  • ISIS murder of British hostage an 'act of pure evil': David Cameron September 14, 2014

    London: The beheading of a British hostage by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil," Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, vowing Britain will do all in its power to bring the killers to justice. "This is a despicable and appalling murder of an innocent aid worker. It...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leads tributes for UK film veteran Richard Attenborough August 25, 2014

    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 93yearold 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 frontpage oped 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 shakeup 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 closelyfought 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 twothirds 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 24, 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 BritishIndian 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 48hour 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 48hour 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 48hour 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...