Church leaders welcome MPs' call for review of benefits sanctions

"The Select Committee Report describes a system that is broken and needs urgent review," according to a spokesman.


Indiana governor defends religious freedom law

Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators.


UK election campaign begins

Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (1.9 trillion pound) economy.


Conservatives pledge 'seven-day NHS' services by 2020

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, heading into what is set to be the tightest election in a generation, is expected to lay out plans to extend services available under the National Health Service to seven days a week by 2020.