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Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in UK election

Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron won a shock election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters. The sterling currency, ...

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Conservatives set for surprise UK election win

Conservatives set for surprise UK election win

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives looked on course Friday for a surprise victory in Britain’s general election which would redefine the country’s future in Europe and herald more austerity cuts. Exit polls upended pre-election forecasts of a knife-edge contest ...

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Labour leader Miliband admits ‘disappointing’ UK vote

Labour leader Miliband admits ‘disappointing’ UK vote

BRITAIN: Labour leader Ed Miliband admitted Friday his party had a “very disappointing and difficult night” in Britain’s election, in which exit polls indicated a surprise surge for the centre-right Conservative party. “The results are still coming in but this ...

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All eyes on Scotland in Britain’s knife-edge vote

All eyes on Scotland in Britain’s knife-edge vote

GLASGOW: All eyes will be on Scotland on Thursday as the Scottish National Party looks set for a landslide victory in Britain’s general election, a result that could hand it the role of kingmaker. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon cast her ...

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Britain in final hours of tight election campaign

Britain in final hours of tight election campaign

LONDON: Britain’s political leaders ended their campaigns ahead of Thursday’s general election, the most unpredictable in living memory, which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. A win for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives ...

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Kerry to talk Yemen bombing ‘pause’ with Saudis

Kerry to talk Yemen bombing ‘pause’ with Saudis

RIYADH: Top US diplomat John Kerry flew in to Riyadh Wednesday for talks on a “humanitarian pause” in Yemen, where dozens of people were reported killed trying to flee worsening conditions after weeks of war. On the Saudi side of ...

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Australian FM in Pakistan on two-day visit

Australian FM in Pakistan on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop arrived in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on two-day visit to Pakistan and to discuss regional and international situation and increase bilateral trade. The Australian Foreign Minister will hold official talks with Adviser to Prime ...

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Britons prepare to vote in election cliffhanger

Britons prepare to vote in election cliffhanger

LONDON: Britons head to the polls on Thursday for their most unpredictable election in living memory, with fears of weeks of brinksmanship as the two major parties struggle to cobble together workable coalitions. With no party expected to win a ...

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Death toll from Nepal quake passes 7,000

Death toll from Nepal quake passes 7,000

KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal from last weekend’s devastating earthquake has risen to 7,040, an official from the National Emergency Operations Centre said on Sunday. More than 14,000 other people were injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the ...

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