For the first time since 1997 Britain’s top-selling newspaper, the Sun, backed a party other than PM Gordon Brown’s Labour. The loss, which came shortly after Brown’s high-profile effort to rally support, underscored Labour’s troubles ahead of May elections.
The day after New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell was released by British commandos, a new poll finds growing opposition to the UK's troop commitment to the war.
The Libyan intelligence agent convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 drew closer to release from a British jail on Tuesday when a procedural hurdle was removed.
Gary McKinnon, who claimed he was searching for evidence of UFOs, has fought a long legal battle against extradition after he was charged with breaking into 97 computers.
Conservatives snapped up a Labour seat in Norwich North in a Friday by-election. Brown has turned for help to self-made billionaire Alan Sugar, putting him in the House of Lords – and naming him ‘enterprise czar.’
Despite a new poll showing firm public support, the deaths of eight troops in 24 hours last week is raising fresh questions about the end goals of the war.
Afghanistan operations in the future could be affected.