Archive of 18 September 2005
Foreign secretary Jack Straw urged the United Nations yesterday to support an arms trade treaty to help defeat international terrorism and political instability.
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has said that only his party presents a "credible alternative" to Labour.
The government has reached an agreement with the travel industry to offer cheaper holidays to families in an attempt to deter parents from taking their children on trips during the school term.
Conservative leadership contender Ken Clarke has warned that his party risks being replaced as the official opposition by the Liberal Democrats if it fails to win the next election.
The defence secretary John Reid has said that Britain would increase the number of its soldiers deployed in Iraq if necessary.