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Facebook to 'boost site safety' with 1,000 more UK staff

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:08 PM

The announcement comes as Facebook's head of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg, a former UK deputy prime minister, again urged action on setting new rules for the internet

MORE STAFF. In this file photo taken on December 04, 2017 employees have lunch at the canteen at Facebook's new headquarters at Rathbone Place in central London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Facebook walks a fine line in its attempts to balance freedom of expression with regulation of inappropriate content

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Facebook has 'new tools' against EU election meddling

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The measures come after a nightmare year for Facebook, marked by a series of scandals over data protection and privacy and concerns that the leading social network had been manipulated by foreign interests for political purposes

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Britain's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says Facebook faces complex issues such as 'the balance between free speech and prohibited content'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2014 British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London on November 10, 2014. - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on October 19, 2018 he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

Report of Queen Elizabeth backing 'Brexit' denied

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg: I ve no recollection of this happening it s not the sort of thing I would forget

In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Scottish Borders town of Tweedbank on board of the train drawn by the steam locomotive 'Union of South Africa' Tweedbank, Scotland, Britain, September 9, 2015. Robert Perry/EPA

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

May 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

Britain adjusts to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

May 08, 2015 - 7:42 AM

The centre right Conservatives are projected to win 316 seats compared to 239 for Ed Miliband s center left Labour party in a result that tears up pre election predictions

ELECTIONS. Election officials count ballot papers from the Hallam constituency of Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Britain, 07 May 2015. Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA

How the UK parliamentary elections work

May 07, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister

Britain votes in suspense-filled general election

May 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650 seat House of Commons they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government

POLLING BEGINS. Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage arrives at a polling station in Ramsgate, Kent, Britain, 07 May 2015. Britons are voting in a general election that will determine the UK's next prime minister. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

Britain votes in election which could define its future

May 07, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974

PARLIAMENT. A CCTV camera is pictured against Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 02 April 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK's election in numbers

May 06, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Take a look at the numbers and what they mean in this year s United Kingdom elections

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

May 06, 2015 - 9:20 AM

While neither of the two main party leaders is talking in public about the possibility of a minority government the polls suggest that Britain is heading that way for the first time since 1997

KEEPING HIS SEAT? British Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns at a rally in St Ives, Cornwall, as part of his 36 hour non-stop tour of the UK, Britain, May 5, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Britain's boring election reaches gripping finale

May 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The vote could help decide whether Britain stays in the European Union and whether Scotland remains in Britain as well as putting some of Westminster s biggest names out of a job

SEAT OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London January 31, 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg leader of the main opposition Labour party Ed Miliband Nigel Farage of the anti EU UK Independence Party all run the risk of being kicked out

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Yes or No? Scotland set to vote on independence

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands the people of Scotland will hold in our hands the exclusive solemn power to define our nation for the future

UNION IN PERIL? The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, flies beside the Union flag at the site of the Auld Acquaintance cairn, on the banks of the River Sark in Gretna in Scotland, on August 17, 2014. Andy Buchanan/AFP

'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:03 AM

Three polls show the pro independence side had gained ground in the final weeks of the debate but that the No campaign was still ahead by a slim margin

DELICIOUS DILEMMA. A bakery employee holds a 'question mark' cupcake in front of a Scottish Saltire cake (L) and a Union cupcake (R) at a bakery in Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 September 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Leaders pledge powers in final push before Scottish vote

Sep 16, 2014 - 8:48 AM

With polls showing an extremely tight vote on Thursday campaigners for and against keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom pulled out all the stops

In this file photo, British Prime Minister, David Cameron (R), Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (2nd R) and British opposition Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband (L), at the Palace of Westminster on February 27, 2014 in London. Oli Scarff/Pool/AFP

British PM to head to Scotland as independence vote tightens

Sep 09, 2014 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED Cameron Miliband Clegg: Our message to the Scottish people will be simple: We want you to stay

NO. A stall covered with campaign material is pictured during a rally by the pro-union 'Better Together' campaign in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 8, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independence. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Deputy British PM calls for limits on EU migration

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:18 AM

Migration to Britain from countries joining the European Union should be restricted the deputy prime minister urged

BORDER CROSSING. A general view of the UK Border crossing in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, 04 June 2014. Andrew Cowie/EPA

UK politicians say Charles 'free to speak' after Putin-Hitler row

May 21, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Prince Charles remark makes headlines around the world and Russian media says it threatened to further complicate relations between Britain and Moscow

Putin stuck in 'KGB mentality': British deputy PM

Mar 08, 2014 - 1:22 PM

It s as if he s been in a sort of deep freeze since the Cold War Britain s deputy PM says of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Merkel starts UK visit for talks on EU, Ukraine

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The eyes of Europe will be on how the continent s most powerful politician deals with Cameron s efforts to win her support for his bid to reform the bloc

ALL EYES ON ANGELA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 26, 2014. Clemens Bilan/AFP

Mandela funeral: The 'world is coming'

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:25 PM

South Africa races to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA. The former South African President has died. Rodger Bosch/AFP File Photo

Britain's Cameron promises 'land of opportunity'

Oct 02, 2013 - 7:31 PM

Cameron insisted that the economy was turning a corner after years of austerity as he set out his goal of a majority in the 2015 general election

'LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.' British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses delegates at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, north-west England, on October 2, 2013. AFP / Leon Neal

Immigration tops British government's agenda for the year

May 08, 2013 - 8:34 AM

The British government will set out its legislative program for the coming year on Wednesday May 8 with immigration top of the agenda

UK gets timely Commonwealth nod on royal succession

Dec 05, 2012 - 1:30 PM

The laws ending male primogeniture would mean that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge s baby is a girl she could not be overtaken in the line to the throne by any future younger brothers

GOING ON TOUR. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) talks with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on August 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Ex-Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks in British court

Jun 13, 2012 - 6:15 PM

Rebekah Brooks the former top aide to Rupert Murdoch and friend of British premier David Cameron appeared in court for the first time Wednesday to face charges relating to the phone hacking scandal