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British PM fights back after plot to oust her

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she enjoyed the "full support" of her cabinet after a former Conservative Party chairman admitted he was behind a plot by around 30 MPs to urge her to resign.

UK papers count cost of May's 'speech shambles'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's "excruciating" conference speech dominated Thursday's newspapers, which had sympathy for her bad luck but bleak warnings about what the string of misfortunes signalled for her leadership.

Tory Brexiteers fight back with Moggmentum

London - Fearing their version of Brexit may be losing ground, right-wing members of Britain's ruling Conservatives are using their party conference to speak out -- led by a media-savvy traditionalist drawing packed crowds.

Main UK parties suspend election campaign after London attack

London - Britain's main political parties suspended campaigning Sunday for this week's election after an attack in London left seven people dead -- although the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would carry on.

Op-Ed: Naylor Report spells bad news for the UK health service

London - In March 2017 the Naylor Review was published. It outlines plans to fund the U.K. health service through asset stripping and property selling. This week Theresa May announced plans to adopt it.

Scottish Conservative leader hopes to rein in independence

Perth - There is a running joke in Scotland that it has more pandas than Conservative members of parliament.

Under-pressure British PM amends key campaign pledge

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday amended an unpopular campaign proposal for elderly care just days after unveiling it, prompting accusations that she could not be relied upon in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

Key points of UK Conservative Party election manifesto

Halifax - British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Conservative party's manifesto on Thursday ahead of the June 8 general election, promising immigration cuts and Brexit commitments.

May eyes 'Brexit and beyond' in Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled the Conservative manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

Op-Ed: Berkeley sociologist spotlights the forgotten conservatives Special

Prominent sociologist Arlene Russell Hochschild presents a very down-to-earth and personal view of the conservative-right population of America. Yet what pulled this reporter to read her new book, "Strangers in Their Own Land", was something different.

British Tories unified with Brexiteers the new establishment

Birmingham - Brexit prompted the resignation of the UK's prime minister and the reshaping of the country's government, but the ruling Conservative Party has already rebounded and is showing a united front.

Protesters rally at UK Conservative conference

Birmingham - Around 1,500 demonstrators rallied outside the governing Conservative Party's annual conference on Sunday, calling for an end to austerity.

British PM Theresa May: private woman, political enigma

Birmingham - Facing ever-louder calls to define what Brexit means, the honeymoon is over for British Prime Minister Theresa May after her meteoric rise to Downing Street following the vote to leave the EU.

Britain to start EU exit process before April

Birmingham - Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would start the formal process for leaving the EU before April as her governing Conservative Party opened its annual conference on Sunday.

Five things to watch at the UK Conservative conference

London - As Britain's ruling Conservative party prepares to hold its annual party conference from Sunday, here are five key points to watch out for.

New British PM to be in place by September 2: Party

London - Prime Minister David Cameron's replacement as Conservative Party head and British leader should be in place by September 2, the party's committee in charge of the leadership election said Monday."We...

Brexit row sparks fears of Tory civil war

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called the EU referendum to try to heal Conservative party divisions on Europe, but the bitterness of the campaign has sparked fears for its future -- and his.

UK PM would not survive losing Brexit vote: senior Tory

London - A senior lawmaker in David Cameron's Conservative party warned Saturday that the prime minister "wouldn't last 30 seconds" if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a June referendum.

Op-Ed: How terrorism brings the worst out of political discourse

Brussels - There are many tragedies tied to acts of terror. Innocent people lose their lives, and the entire world is put on edge. After Brussels another tired symptom was exposed; the fight between the right and left as to who can sound more foolish.

Trump gets thumbs down at conservative conference

Oxon Hill - Ben Williams played bagpipes at the funeral of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last month. On Friday, the retired schoolteacher urged a Republican resurrection that would prevent Donald Trump from becoming the party flag bearer.

Britain's Labour Party more unpopular than ever

Britain's Labour Party is now more unpopular than it has ever been. The U.K.'s main opposition party has fallen to its lowest level of support since regular polling began.

Op-Ed: No clear message from any party in Canadian elections

Ottawa - As the Canadian Federal election draws to a close the postal, broadcast and live campaigns by all parties are saturating voters and non-voters with a deluge of propaganda. There seems to be no clarity in any party's view of a strong Canadian future.

UK Conservatives flex their muscles but rifts remain

London - Britain's Conservative Party, which holds its annual conference from Sunday, seems stronger than ever after an unexpected electoral triumph but old divisions on Europe are re-surfacing and a battle to succeed David Cameron is looming.

Op-Ed: Debunking the Republican War on Women

There is no Republican “war on women.” There are many in America's GOP that clearly have some very serious, troubling issues with women, but that is a far cry from a party-wide war on women.

Op-Ed: How ‘green’ are the U.K. Conservatives?

London - The new U.K. Conservative Government has covertly and overtly dropped a number of pro-environmental policies. Many of these were policies the party appeared to support when in coalition.

Anti-EU diehards complicate Cameron's referendum strategy

London - The diehard eurosceptics whom British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to appease by promising a referendum on leaving the EU look set to cause him a series of headaches now the vote is on.

Op-Ed: Where next for science in Tory Britain?

London - The dust has settled after the U.K. general election and the Conservative Party, following its narrow victory, is beginning to unveil a raft of policies. What do these mean for science and technology?
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