British Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued a defiant response to calls for his resignation Friday saying he "will not walk away" despite heavy election losses and a raft of high profile resignations that forced a Cabinet reshuffle.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Thursday he was "disappointed" over the resignation of his work and pensions secretary, the third Cabinet minister to step down in as many days.
Britain's ruling Labour Party cut ties Thursday with a top member of parliament who admitted guilt in an escalating parliamentary expenses scandal.
Antigua is usually filled with the sounds of birds chirping and fronds rustling, but the hum of paradise is lately disrupted by more than the latest financial scandal. As the country closes in on a critical national election, bullhorned cars wind down the narrow lanes blaring support for the incumbent United Progressive Party and the once mighty Antigua Labour Party. The name of R. Allen Stanford (Sir Stanford to locals) is heard as well. The knighted businessman isn't running for office, but his close ties to the Labour Party could have a decisive influence on this tight race.
Britain's governing Labour Party is in dire trouble. CNN's Robin Oakley reports that many want its leader to quit.
At the height of the troubles over the near-collapse of the Northern Rock bank a minister walked into the British Treasury and asked "How's it going?"
The UK is facing the worst economic conditions for 60 years and the current crisis will be "more profound and long-lasting" than expected, British finance minister Alistair Darling warned Saturday.
Just when the party thought the worst was over, it loses a once solid seat in a by-election. Now, the backbenchers are getting restless
Britain's Conservatives crushed the governing Labour Party in a special election that underlined the deepening unpopularity of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government
Tony Blair considered not running for a third term as British prime minister but his wife and others persuaded him it would be seen as an admission that he had been wrong about the Iraq war, she says in her newly published autobiography
UK's Labour Party appears to be taking a drubbing. CNN's Robin Oakley explains.
Conservative Boris Johnson wins the mayor's office in a rout of Britain's ruling party in local elections
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown's leadership is under pressure after his party suffered its worst local election results for a generation.
The contest to be London's mayor, running a city of about 13 million people, has come at a crucial moment in British politics. It could help determine the outcome of the next general election.
London mayoral candidate Boris Johnson arrives at a polling station.
Gordon Brown always wanted to emulate his predecessor Tony Blair. But being investigated wasn't what he had in mind
When Tony Blair strode across a Manchester stage on Sunday June 24 and declared, "the new leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown," it was the moment his Downing Street neighbor had been waiting for, with growing impatience, for 13 years.
Gordon Brown has launched his campaign to be Britain's next prime minister, a day after Tony Blair announced he would stand down in June. Earlier, Blair delivered a ringing endorsement of Brown, who has served as his finance minister since 1997.
On a heady night in May 1997, a boyish Tony Blair -- triumphant and smiling -- greeted his giddy, flag-waving supporters, as the catchy pop tune "Things Can Only Get Better" played in the background.
Tony Blair announced Thursday he would step down as Labour Party leader and British prime minister, defending his record during his decade in power, but adding "my apologies to you for the times I've fallen short."
As Tony Blair's time in office draws to a close, here are some key facts about Britain's long-serving prime minister.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair met with his Cabinet Thursday morning ahead of an expected midday announcement that he will stand down as Labour Party leader and prime minister after a decade in power.
Prime Minister Tony Blair led his beleaguered Labour Party into electoral combat for the final time Thursday in local and regional elections that, amid his unpopularity, could put Scotland on the road toward independence from the rest of Britain.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by police in connection with a political fundraising scandal, his spokesperson said.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has addressed the Labour Party for the last time as its leader, saying "it's the right time to go" and calling on members to continue the reforms of the past decade in order to win a fourth term in government.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will resign from office within a year, but has refused to set a date for his departure.
Tony Blair's deputy John Prescott denied Thursday a report he called U.S. President George W. Bush "crap" and "a cowboy."
Awash as we are in the cranky appraisals of our war in Iraq and the congressional projects to end it summarily, we have every reason to conclude that for some Americans a real war is not nearly as amusing as one produced in Hollywood. A real war is a lot more difficult to script than a war headed for the silver screen. Inopportune events take place. Even uncovenanted happenings occur. During World War II more than 14,000 American POWs died in German and Japanese hands. President Franklin Roosevelt had not anticipated such brutal treatment. Other unanticipated enormities took place, for instance, the dithering in the hedgerows of France after the D-Day landings. Still, no congressional investigations were convened to distract our leaders from bringing the war to a diplomatically viable conclusion.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his monthly news conference that to set a date for his retirement would "paralyze" the working of his government.
Critics of the Iraq war have urged UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign after a helicopter crash killed up to five British soldiers in Basra.
Margaret Beckett, who once briefly led the Labour Party -- the first woman to do so -- has become Britain's first woman foreign secretary following a major Cabinet reshuffle.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair axed his under-fire law and order minister and demoted his foreign secretary in a wide-ranging Cabinet reshuffle after his party was humiliated in regional elections.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's embattled Labour Party suffered major losses in local elections in England, which could increase pressure on Blair to announce a date for stepping down as prime minister.
The Economist, Britain's venerable weekly news magazine, has called on Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign. The magazine's political leaning in the United Kingdom is to the right of the newsweeklies in the United States. In fact, the Economist's political position is right of center, though it is very fastidious about the positions it takes. Reading it is somewhat like reading the official voice of the Vatican, though with none of the puckish humor of L'Osservatore Romano. At any rate, I read the Economist regularly and enjoy it, but calling on Blair to resign strikes me as a publicity stunt, except that the editors of the Economist see themselves as above such opportunism, much as the Pope sees himself as above such opportunism.
Controversial British MP George Galloway was facing calls from angry constituents to resign his post after being evicted from the reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to an 82-year-old man who was thrown out of the Labour Party's annual meeting after heckling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over the Iraq war.
Britain's Labour Party has given a hero's welcome at its annual meeting to an 82-year-old man who was thrown out after heckling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over the Iraq war.
Asian markets generally rose Monday as two of the largest exchanges, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng, were closed for holidays.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled controversial plans for national identity cards and other anti-terror measures as part of a raft of proposals for his third term in office.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he would support Iran being referred to the U.N. Security Council if Tehran breached its nuclear obligations.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has faced down his critics at a packed meeting of Labour MPs at the start of a new session of parliament.
Politicians wouldn't be politicians unless they could see a silver lining in every cloud.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair was finalizing his third-term ministerial appointments Monday as he moved to face down calls for him to quit.
Labour MPs have begun to call on Tony Blair to quit Downing Street long before he completes a full third term at Number 10.
Tony Blair, elected to a historic third term as Britain's prime minister, announced his Cabinet changes after acknowledging that the Iraq war was "a deeply divisive issue" that hurt his Labour Party.
Britain's robust press reacted in predictable fashion to Thursday's re-election of Tony Blair's Labour government, with many saying the prime minister's reduced majority was a backlash to the war in Iraq and predicting his days at No. 10 Downing Street were numbered.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has won a historic third term for his Labour Party -- but with his authority dented by a reduced majority in parliament.
A fiercely anti-war lawmaker expelled from Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party won re-election to parliament as an independent, saying in an angry acceptance speech, "Mr. Blair, this is for Iraq."
Prime Minister Tony Blair was forced to stand and listen in the background as a father whose son was killed in Iraq criticized his going to war.
The Conservative Party is still the right option for Britain, Baroness Thatcher insisted in a rare interview screened on CNN.
In classical mythology, the giant Atlas had the task of bearing the heavens on his shoulders -- a task requiring not only heavy lifting but also a finely tuned sense of balance.
Who was that ageing figure with his wispy, graying hair and lined face buying an ice cream on the campaign trail for Chancellor Gordon Brown?
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing renewed criticism over his decision to send troops to Iraq as he heads into the final days of an election campaign.
Three days to go and already this election campaign has thrown up one sure-fire winner.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party retained a healthy lead in opinion polls published Monday, as the national election campaign entered its final three days.
British opposition leader Michael Howard has been defending his personal attacks on Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which he has accused him of lying over the war in Iraq.
Conservative leader Michael Howard says publicly that his party is 2-0 down at half-time in the British election. Is that a "Beware of the Underdog" warning, a plea for sympathy or a shrewd election tactic?
In the run-up to the war in Iraq, British intelligence agents worked to find out what weapons Saddam Hussein may or may not have had.
The best thing about banging your head against the wall is when you get to stop doing so. Ten days out from polling day Britain's politicians must know the feeling.
Home Secretary Charles Clarke likes his food, and it shows, so much so that the tabloid newspapers have taken to calling him "two pizzas" Clarke.
There was a new boost for Prime Minister Tony Blair when Britain's biggest selling newspaper said it was backing him for re-election.
A is for Advertising, which at election times more than ever reminds us of George Orwell's definition of the trade: "The rattling of sticks in swill buckets."
British insularity, and self-belief, was famously demonstrated by the old 1940s newspaper headline: "Fog in Channel: Continent cut off." But something similar seems to be happening in this election. Europe has been cut off again for the duration of the contest.
UK Conservative party leader Michael Howard was under pressure Tuesday with his party flagging in opinion polls and being attacked for his tough stand on immigration and asylum seekers.
Voters have not yet been shaken or stirred in this so far rather mechanical election. But they must certainly be utterly bemused by the figures thrown at them.
Iraq is featuring as a major issue in the UK election battle with several candidates from a new anti-war party standing against prominent MPs in Prime Minister Tony Blair's ruling Labour party.
Conservative leader Michael Howard has been chiding Tony Blair for being all words and no action. Risky then that Labour's manifesto, launched Wednesday, stretched to 112 pages compared with the 38 pages of Howard's own offering. But they were smaller pages.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled his party's list of promises for the election he hopes will make history by giving his center-left Labour party a third consecutive term.
British opposition leader Michael Howard has attacked Prime Minister Tony Blair's "broken promises," saying: "I'm going into battle for Britain."
The final prime minister's question time of the 2001-2005 Parliament was a clear points victory for Conservative leader Michael Howard.
Prime Minister Tony Blair sought to calm pre-election tensions inside his party with a hint that chief finance minister Gordon Brown would stay in his post if Labour wins the May 5 poll.
Prime Minister Tony Blair went head to head with Conservative challenger Michael Howard in lively exchanges in parliament with an election campaign in Britain firmly under way.
Britain's opposition Conservative party has narrowed the gap on Prime Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party, a clutch of opinion polls published Tuesday showed.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has called Britain's general election for May 5 after seeing the queen to ask for the dissolution of parliament.
Tony Blair took Labour back to power after 18 years with a landslide victory in 1997. He did it again in 2001. But can he achieve his ambition of becoming the first leader in his party's history to win it three full terms in a row?
Britain's Conservative party leader has fired a former deputy chairman as a candidate at the next election for implying the party was concealing its true spending plans from voters.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone is expected to express regret this week for comparing a Jewish newspaper reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard, his deputy said Sunday.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on London Mayor Ken Livingstone to apologize for a tirade in which he accused a Jewish reporter of behaving like a Nazi concentration camp guard.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told lawmakers from his ruling Labour Party he will not allow anything to wreck its unity as reports intensify of a rift with chief finance minister Gordon Brown.
Just how pleased was Tony Blair to see George W. Bush returned for a second U.S. presidential term? And just how much of a payoff will Bush give the British prime minister for his loyal support on Iraq and other issues?
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has forecast more violence in Iraq ahead of planned January elections but says he has not yet decided on a U.S. request for back-up from UK troops.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived home saying he felt "absolutely fine" after successfully undergoing treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since May 1, 1997.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to apologize for the Iraq war but admitted that the intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction "turned out to be wrong."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is once again being dogged by events in Iraq as he faces the last conference of his Labour Party before next spring's expected national elections.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his Labour Party is poised to win a historic third term in power.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has tapped his old ally and European enthusiast Peter Mandelson -- who twice resigned under a cloud from ministerial posts -- as Britain's new EU commissioner.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, reacting to big election gains by anti-European Union candidates, has pledged to keep the UK within the 25-nation bloc.
In a stinging backlash to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Britain's ruling Labour Party has suffered heavy losses in local elections.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to Labour Party councillors who lost in local elections, acknowledging the shadow cast by Iraq.
For British Prime Minister Tony Blair, it was Super Thursday.
Labour Party officials have made an impromptu ruling on whether a man who has a sex change operation is a "woman". . . Last week's confirmation that up to 50 Labour parliamentary candidates in winn...
Dear Statmeister: My PC and I have recently been switching over to Word for Windows, the hugely popular word-processing program sold by computer goliath Microsoft (fiscal 1993 revenues: $3.75 billi...
Loading weather data ...