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Britain’s Cameron Begins Historic Burma Visit

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 3:15 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. During his one-day visit, Mr. Cameron is due to meet with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital of Naypytaw before traveling to Rangoon for talks with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose […]

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Britain’s Burma-Bound PM Hints at Sanction Relief

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country could soon ease sanctions on Burma, as he prepares to make a trip to the once-isolated country. Mr. Cameron told the BBC on Thursday that Britain will be quick to “respond in kind” if Burma continues making democratic progress. But he said he wants to witness the […]

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Britain’s Burma-Bound PM Hints at Sanction Relief

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country could soon ease sanctions on Burma, as he prepares to make an historic visit to the once-isolated country. Mr. Cameron told the BBC on Thursday that Britain will be quick to “respond in kind” if Burma continues making democratic progress. But he said he wants to witness […]

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Britain, Japan to Cooperate on Defense Projects

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain and Japan have agreed to collaborate on defense-related projects, in Tokyo’s first such deal outside of its alliance with the United States. British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Japanese counterpart, Yoshihiko Noda, announced their agreement after meeting Tuesday in Tokyo. The two leaders said their countries will start joint research, development and production […]

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European Court Rules Britain Can Extradite Terror Suspects to US

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Britain can extradite radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects to the United States. The court ruled Tuesday that neither the conditions at a U.S. prison where they might be held nor the length of sentences they face violated European law prohibiting inhuman or […]

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James Murdoch Resigns Amid Probe Into British Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch has resigned as chairman of British satellite pay TV group BSkyB, saying he did not want his association with a phone-hacking scandal to damage the company. In a letter to the BSkyB board, Murdoch says he resigned because of the negative publicity surrounding News Corp, a part owner of BSkyB. News Corp’s British […]

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British Political Fundraiser Quits in Cash for Access Scandal

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A top fundraiser for Britain’s ruling Conservative party has resigned for telling undercover reporters that they could have access to Prime Minster David Cameron in exchange for big cash donations. Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas denies the allegations published by London’s Sunday Times newspaper, describing his comments as “bluster.” He says he could not offer anyone […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Addresses Parliament

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Queen Elizabeth has re-affirmed her commitment to the British people in a speech to parliament marking her 60th year on the throne. In her speech at Westminster Hall Tuesday, the queen said Britons are reminded of “their past, the continuity of their national story and the virtues of resilience, ingenuity and tolerance, which created it.” […]

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British Police Risk Pay Cuts Under New Fitness Proposal

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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British police officers may have to prove their fitness on an annual basis or risk taking a pay cut. The proposal is part of a report commissioned by the government that found men and women overweight. The author of the report, attorney Tom Winsor, surveyed 11,500 officers and staff at London’s Metropolitan Police, and discovered […]

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Obama Hosts Cameron at Lavish White House Dinner

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed the “special relationship” between their countries with a glittering state dinner Wednesday night at the White House. More than 300 guests looked on as the two leaders praised their personal and diplomatic relationship in a separate toasts. Mr. Obama, quoting the late Winston Churchill, […]

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