The British PM, Gordon Brown, will not be attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Downing Street said. A spokesperson said he had never intended to go but will attend the closing ceremony.
In their initial summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed the international credit crisis and the conflict in Afghanistan. (Report: C.Norris-Trent, S.Silke)
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France says his visit to the UK is the opportunity for the two countries to turn the entente cordiale into a new Franco-British brotherhood. But what will this brotherhood look like?
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British PM Gordon Brown meet on Thursday on Sarkozy's UK state tour. Afghanistan will be on the agenda, with Sarkozy considering sending a further 1,000 troops to join the 2,000 French soldiers already there.