Jan 30, 2014

David Cameron faces Tory backlash over EU immigration

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to avoid a parliamentary rebellion risked further damaging the already tense relationship he has with his Conservative Party’s rank-and-file lawmakers. Faced with the prospect of Tories voting against their own government and in support of two anti-European amendments ...

'Re-shoring' key to West's economic recovery: Cameron

Jan 24, 2014

"Re-shoring" key to West's economic recovery: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron was on Friday to insist that the “re-shoring” of jobs from countries such as India and China could be a key factor in spurring European economic growth. Cameron was to tell the World Economic Forum being held in the ...

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Jan 19, 2014

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the ...

British, Danish leaders laugh off 'selfie' at Mandela memorial

Dec 12, 2013

British, Danish leaders laugh off 'selfie' at Mandela memorial

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Danish counterpart on Wednesday laughed off criticism that they had acted inappropriately by posing for a mobile phone “selfie” with U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. A photograph of Cameron and Obama leaning in ...

As Cameron visits, China media call U.K. has-been

Dec 3, 2013

As Cameron visits, China media call U.K. has-been

Britain should recognize it is not a “big” power, but “just an old European country apt for travel and study,” Chinese state-run media snapped Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron visits. “China won’t fall for Cameron’s ‘sincerity,’ ” the headline of the sharply written ...

U.K.'s Cameron all business in China trade visit

Dec 2, 2013

U.K.'s Cameron all business in China trade visit

British Prime Minister David Cameron emphasized trade on Monday in his first visit to China since incurring Beijing’s wrath for meeting the Dalai Lama. Cameron arrived in the world’s second-biggest economy with “the largest British trade mission ever to go to China” in tow, ...

U.K.'s Roma 'excluded, ignored, neglected'

Nov 17, 2013

U.K.'s Roma 'excluded, ignored, neglected'

by Mark Townsend

The headquarters of Britain’s biggest Roma charity is a large building beside a major thoroughfare in east London, yet its official address is a P.O. box. The fear of reprisal against Britain’s Roma community, even in London’s most multicultural borough, remains real. Hours after ...

In Britain, era of 'green Tory' withers

Nov 5, 2013

In Britain, era of 'green Tory' withers

by Anthony Faiola

Prime Minister David Cameron once dog-sledded across a shrinking Norwegian glacier to showcase his concern for global warming. Now, environmentalists say, his pledge to lead a new era of the “green Conservative” is in danger of melting away. Cameron’s troubled road on the environment ...