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British Court Convicts 9 Muslim Men for Child Sex Ring

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Liverpool court has convicted nine members of Britain’s Pakistani and Afghan community in Manchester of running a child sex ring involving girls as young as 13. Prosecutors say the men supplied vulnerable teens with drugs and alcohol and “passed them around” for sex. Prosecutors say no child should be exploited the way these young […]

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Britain’s Prince Harry Honored for Service to Wounded Veterans

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Harry urged support for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during an awards dinner Monday night in Washington, D.C. The 27-year-old prince received a humanitarian award from the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based foreign policy research group, for his work with a foundation that trains injured British veterans and helps them return […]

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British Parliament: Murdoch Unfit to Lead Company

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s parliament has released a report on the phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid newspaper, saying owner Rupert Murdoch had shown willful blindness in the scandal and is not fit to run a global media company. In its report Tuesday, the bipartisan committee also said Murdoch’s News Corporation had misled parliament and tried […]

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British Parliament: Murdoch Unfit to Lead Company

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s parliament has released a report on the phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid newspaper, saying owner Rupert Murdoch had shown willful blindness in the scandal and is not fit to run a global media company. In its report Tuesday, the bi-partisan committee also said Murdoch’s News Corporation had misled parliament and tried […]

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Al-Qaida Offers Hostage Release for Freeing of Cleric

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A statement on a militant website says al-Qaida’s north African branch has offered to release a British man abducted in Mali if Britain frees radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. The statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which could not be verified, said the group would release Stephen Malcolm, who was taken from […]

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Murdoch Denies Seeking Favors From British Leaders

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has denied accusations he used his media empire to gain favors from British prime ministers, in testimony before an inquiry examining ties between British politicians and the press. Murdoch said Wednesday in London, during an official inquiry into press ethics, that he has “never asked a prime minister for anything.” He […]

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Britain Resumes Efforts to Deport Radical Cleric

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities have re-arrested a radical Islamist cleric, accused of ties to late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in a fresh attempt to deport him to Jordan after more a than decade-long legal battle. Jordanian preacher Abu Qatada was detained Tuesday by U.K. Border Agency officers. He was denied bail while awaiting the latest extradition […]

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Britain Resumes Efforts to Deport Radical Cleric

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities have arrested a radical Islamist cleric, accused of ties to late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in an effort to deport him to Jordan. Britain has attempted to extradite Jordanian preacher Abu Qatada since 2005, arguing that he poses a risk to national security. Jordan has convicted Qatada in absentia of terrorism charges […]

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Britain’s Cameron, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Back Suspending Sanctions

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have announced they support suspending sanctions on the former military state as a response to democratic reforms. Mr. Cameron’s one-day visit to the former British colony is the first by a Western head of government since the Burmese military seized power over […]

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Britain’s Cameron On Historic Burma Visit

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Burma Friday on the first visit by a Western leader in half a century. Soon after arriving on his one-day visit, Mr. Cameron met with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital of Naypytaw. The British leader then travelled to Rangoon for talks with pro-democracy leader Aung San […]

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