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  • A look at the winners and losers in the UK election

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives on Friday won a second term in a stunning victory that saw three defeated political rivals step down as leaders of their parties within hours. The Conservatives weren't the only winners: In the...
  • UK's Cameron strong as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid

    At the outset of a bruising campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron tried a "stay the course" message, arguing that his Conservative Party had brought economic growth back to Britain by sticking to its austerity plan, however painful it might be. When...
  • Cameron's triumph may weaken movement for Britain's EU exit

    It might seem logical that triumph for David Cameron's traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so...
  • Election day becomes political drama in 'The Vote'

    Election campaigns are full of drama. So are election results. The bit in between, though? That's just people in polling booths, marking Xs on pieces of paper. Think again. Playwright James Graham has discovered something funny, absurd and precious in...
  • UK election result boosts pound, shares; US jobs data eyed

    British shares and the pound jumped higher on Friday, leading gains globally, after election results showed the Conservative Party has won enough support to form a stable government. Investors were also keeping a close eye on upcoming U.S. jobs figures...
  • Britain's Cameron promises reforms, EU referendum after election win

    LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron promised Friday to deliver all the economic and political reforms in his manifesto after his Conservative Party won an outright parliamentary majority in the general election. "We will deliver that in-out referendum on...
  • Polls apart: Pre-election surveys failed to foresee Tory win

    Britain's pollsters offered confident predictions of a hung Parliament throughout the election campaign. Friday's results proved them consistently wrong. The surprise victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party left pollsters scrambling...
  • Exit poll: Conservatives surprisingly strong in UK election

    The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in Britain's parliamentary election, with an exit poll and early returns suggesting that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in his office at 10 Downing Street. All day Thursday across the...
  • The Latest: Anti-immigration party wins a seat in UK vote

    4:30 a.m. Friday (0430 GMT Friday, 11:30 p.m. EDT Thursday) The U.K. Independence Party has won its first seat of the election, holding the eastern England constituency of Clacton. The result was expected — Douglas Carswell was the town's lawmaker...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Exit poll suggests Conservative Party within touching distance of forming new UK government The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in British parliamentary elections Thursday, an exit poll projected, suggesting that Prime Minister David...
  • Haggling likely as exit poll in UK vote shows Tories strong

    Counting the votes in Britain's election will take a matter of hours. Assembling a government is likely to take far longer, even though an exit poll released late Thursday suggested Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party was doing better...