One of two British embassy employees still detained by Iranian authorities is to be released, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the BBC on Sunday. Tehran detained nine local staff members for their alleged role in post-election violence.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (pictured) said on Friday he was "urgently seeking clarification" on Iran's plans for local staff members of Britain's Tehran embassy to face trial on suspicion of taking part in post-election violence.
Six people, including a newborn baby, have died in a massive fire at a tower block in London, the city's emergency services said. Twelve more people were taken to the hospital, many suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
A top Iranian cleric said some of the British embassy staff arrested in Iran will be put on trial for their alleged role in the post-election unrest as EU countries summoned their Iranian envoys Friday to protest the detentions.
Britain's Gross domestic product (GDP) has shrunk by 2.4 percent in the first three months of the year, its fastest contraction since 1958, though analysts say a return to mild growth could be round the corner.
Iran has arrested eight staff members at the British embassy in Tehran (pictured) on accusations of having a role in post-election riots. Iran's foreign minister has said ties with Britain may be downgraded after both governments expelled diplomats.
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is due in Paris after visiting London on a mission to solicit Western aid to rebuild his country's economy. Tsvangirai told potential donors that he has a working relationship with President Robert Mugabe.
British parliamentarians have picked Conservative John Bercow to replace Michael Martin as speaker of the House of Commons following Martin's resignation last month over the expenses scandal that has rattled Britain's political establishment.