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Former Murdoch Editor Brooks Arrested in Hacking Probe

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have re-arrested former aide and editor for Rupert Murdoch, Rebakah Brooks, as part of an investigation into media phone-hacking by the press. Brooks and her husband Charlie, a close friend of Prime Minster David Cameron, were arrested at their home Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Police say four other […]

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Obama, Cameron Tout Relations, To Attend Basketball Game

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are attending a U.S. college basketball game Tuesday, as the two leaders highlight their strong transatlantic ties. The White House says the game in Ohio is one of the events during Mr. Cameron’s official visit that “underscore the special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain. […]

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British Court: Right-to-Die Case Can Proceed

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A British court has ruled that a severely disabled man who wants a doctor to end his life can proceed with his court case. Tony Nicklinson was left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak after suffering a stroke in 2005. He can communicate by controlling a computer using eye movements. He is […]

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Former IMF Chief Jeered After University Speech in Britain

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had to be whisked away by British police late Friday when angry demonstrators taunted him following a speech at Cambridge University. Police made at least two arrests as demonstrators shouted “no more violence and no more rape” at Strauss-Kahn after his speech on globalization and the eurozone to […]

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London Police Dismantle ‘Occupy’ Protest From Cathedral Courtyard

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have evicted dozens of “Occupy London” protesters from the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the anti-capitalist activists had held continuous demonstrations since October. City officials accompanied by riot police dismantled about 50 tents at the makeshift campsite outside the world-famous cathedral early Tuesday. Police said they arrested about 20 protesters, some of […]

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London Police Dismantle ‘Occupy’ Protest From Cathedral Courtyard

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have evicted dozens of “Occupy London” protesters from the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the anti-capitalist activists had held continuous demonstrations since October. City officials accompanied by riot police dismantled about 50 tents at the makeshift campsite outside the world-famous cathedral early Tuesday, as the protesters looked on. The 300-year-old cathedral was […]

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Briton Extradited to US Over Alleged Iran Missile Parts

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A retired British businessman accused of plotting to ship missile parts to Iran says his extradition to the United States is “a disgrace.” Before Christopher Tappin left London Friday for an expected court appearance in El Paso, Texas, later in the day, he criticized the British government for not voiding an extradition agreement with the […]

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British Man Set for Extradition to US in Alleged Iran Weapons Scheme

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A retired British businessman is scheduled for extradition to the United States Friday on charges he plotted to ship weapons parts to Iran. Authorities say 65-year-old Christopher Tappin is expected to appear before a judge in Texas later Friday. Tappin has denied arranging the sale of batteries to Iran for surface-to-air missiles in 2006. He […]

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Britain Urges World to Focus on Somalia

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is urging the international community to strengthen its efforts to help Somalia ahead of a conference in London this week. Mr. Cameron told a reporter for VOA that Britain would like to see the whole world focus on the issue of Somalia, including supporting an African Union peacekeeping force there […]

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British PM Addresses Scottish Lawmakers on Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is strongly opposed to the idea of Scotland’s separation from the United Kingdom during a visit to Edinburgh. Mr. Cameron told the Scottish parliament Thursday that he will fight to keep the United Kingdom together. “My argument is simple. Of course Scotland could govern itself. So could England. […]

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