David Miliband, nicknamed 'Brains' by Tony Blair's staff for his formidable intellect, is a tech-savvy policy wonk who won a strong reputation in Washington as he served as Britain's foreign policy chief.
Britain's first coalition government in seven decades held its inaugural meeting yesterday, as members of once-rival parties sat around the Cabinet table together, and signalled their seriousness about deficit-slashing by agreeing to an immediate pay cut.
LONDON (AP): Britain has ushered in its first coalition government since World War II as a pair of rivals-turned-partners have pledged to set aside their deep policy differences and tackle the country's disastrous budget deficit....
Caribbean tourism officials have welcomed an announcement by the newly-installed David Cameron-led coalition administration in the United Kingdom that it intends to review Britain’s controversial air passenger duty.
BEIJING (AP): The pompadour was gone, along with much of the paunch. North Korea's 68-year-old dictator Kim Jong Il appeared shrivelled and worn during this week's scaled-down visit to China, signs that his health has deteriorated.