Nicholas Watt

Cameron’s veiled threat to media

LONDON: British prime minister David Cameron has called on the Guardian and other newspapers to show “social...

Assad is stronger now, says Cameron

LONDON, July 22: David Cameron has admitted the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has strengthened his position in...

British FM counsels restraint over North Korea crisis

THE North Korean regime is guilty of “paranoid rhetoric” after warning last week that it could not guarantee the safety of embassy staff in the event of a war, UK foreign minister William Hague has said.

EU attacks UK plans to rewrite membership

LONDON: The British prime minister, David Cameron, was put on notice on Thursday that no other EU leader is likely to support his campaign to rewrite the terms of British membership of the union and then put the outcome to a referendum

Cameron playing a difficult game on EU

LONDON: If history repeats itself, first as tragedy and second as farce — according to Karl Marx — then Lord Armstrong of Ilminster is a fine oracle to consult as David Cameron prepares to announce a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU

Immigration interviews for 100,000 non-UK students

LONDON: UK consular staff are to interview more than 100,000 prospective students hoping to study in Britain as the government moves to stop “bogus students” from entering the country, Theresa May has announced

London exploring aid cuts to Delhi

LONDON, Nov 5: Britain is intensifying plans to make substantial cuts to its aid budget to India on the grounds that it is difficult to justify spending 280 million pounds a year in one of the world’s fastest developing

UK to advise Egypt on quelling Sinai militancy

NEW YORK: Britain is to provide military advice to the Egyptian government to help it crack down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula who are destabilising relations with neighbouring Israel.

Diaries’ claim Murdoch asked Blair to speed up Iraq war

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch joined in an “over-crude” attempt by US Republicans to force Tony Blair to accelerate British involvement in the Iraq war a week before a crucial House of Commons vote in 2003,

UK`s new approach to the EU

DAVID Cameron, the UK`s new prime minister, will visit Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel in Paris and Berlin later...

UK`s poll debate

THE leaders of Britain`s three main parties kept their nerve on Thursday as they clashed politely on a series of...

Cameron`s letter

LEADERS of three of the most powerful countries in Europe have strongly criticised David Cameron at the EU summit...

New rightwing grouping

DAVID Cameron finally delivered on a four-year-old pledge to establish a new centre-right grouping in the European...

Crime rise warning in UK

AN autumn offensive by Gordon Brown to revive his premiership with a package of economic measures risks being...