Prime Minister Gordon Brown's new Cabinet has met for the first time in 10 Downing Street.
Tony Blair has handed over power to Gordon Brown, his finance minister, after more than 10 years as Britain's prime minister.
He formally handed his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday
Nine new European Union member nations are on course to join the bloc's borderless travel zone by the end of the year, despite security concerns by some of the older EU members, according to Germany's Interior minister.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to become a Middle East envoy working on behalf of the quartet made up of United States, Russia, United Nations and the European Union.
The US Central Intelligence Agency has posted hundreds of once secret documents on its website.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who may be named as an international Middle East peace envoy, said he will do anything he can to bring about a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Several countries called for adopting a precautionary approach to the fragile marine environment as one week of talks on how best to manage and protect the world?s marine genetic resources opened at the United Nations.
Plymouth-based helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, has made another seizure of nearly half a ton of cocaine during its current maritime security patrol in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
The World Bank executive directors met on Monday and approved Robert Zoellick to succeed Paul Wolfowitz as the next president of the 185-country development multilateral organization.
Gordon Brown is finally to be crowned Labour leader - taking over from Tony Blair after a 13-year wait.