New UK Prime Minister David Cameron came to power Tuesday on the back of Britain's first coalition government since World War II. Historically, British coalitions have worked best in times of crisis and with looming budget cuts. Cameron and junior partner Nick Clegg are vowing to stick together for years to come.
The Conservative Party leader David Cameron swiftly moved into 10 Downing Street on Tuesday as the UK's first Conservative Party prime minister in 13 years. Gordon Brown steps down.
Conservative leader David Cameron urged the third-party Liberal Democrats to make a deal quickly as negotiations over forming a coalition government intensified Tuesday.
David Cameron's Conservative Party, which won the most seats in the May 6 UK election, is furiously negotiating with the third-place Liberal Democrats for a coalition government. But the Lib Dems haven't budged on electoral reform.
Authorities are rushing to save 84 people - including 19 rescue workers – trapped in a Russia coal mine after two powerful explosions.
If Britain's Conservative Party is unable to strike a deal with the Liberal Democrats after last week's election, the Tories may look to gain the support of eight members of Parliament from Northern Ireland in order to run the UK government.
Britain searches for a new direction after 13 years of Labour rule, the first hung Parliament in 36 years, and one of the worst economies since World War II.
Britons who queued for hours on UK election night were turned away as ballots ran short or polls closed before they could vote. An investigation is under way into logjams that could have an impact on an already muddled outcome.
President Viktor Yanukovich was elected in February on pledges to restore Ukraine-Russia relations. But he has acted more swiftly than anyone imagined, reversing the pro-West moves of the Orange Revolution.
The German parliament approved the country's $28 billion contribution to the Greek bailout package on Friday. Chancellor Angela Merkel shifted from initial opposition to paying Greece's debts to concern over economic fallout in the rest of Europe.
David Cameron, whose Conservative party is leading in UK election results, may have the upper hand. But no one party emerged with enough seats to form a government.
Early exit polls show that the opposition Conservative Party got the most seats in parliament. The initial UK election results show it's not an outright majority, but a hung parliament. Next: Days of negotiations over forming a coalition government.
After a typical UK election, the leader of the winning party visits the queen to be anointed Britain's new prime minister. But early indications are this general election returned no outright winner, meaning Queen Elizabeth II could have an expanded role.
In preliminary UK election results due out shortly, the Liberal Democrats may come in second in the popular vote but third in parliamentary seats. If they do, demands to change Britain's voting system to reward smaller parties will grow.
Greece protests against the government's tough spending cuts broke out in Athens Thursday, was stocks plunged on Wall Street over concerns about tightening credit markets and declining global demand.
The UK election being held today has produced one of the tightest races in years and could produce a 'hung parliament.' What could that mean for Britain?
If British election 2010 results yield a majority of parliamentary seats for a party that comes in second or even third in the popular vote, could it lead to a change in Britain's centuries-old 'first past the post' electoral system?
Airports in Ireland were shut for about eight hours on Tuesday as winds carried ash from the Icelandic volcano into flight paths. Though travel is now getting back to normal, meteorologists say summer winds could lead to more disruption at European airports.
President Obama's stunning disclosure puts pressure on Russia to reciprocate. But Moscow relies much more heavily on its nuclear weapons arsenal for security and regional power.
Dismissing skeptics on Sunday when he visited the Shroud of Turin, Pope Benedict XVI said the burial cloth was none other than the same robe that once 'wrapped the remains' of Jesus Christ.