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British PM to Holds Talks On Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron is heading to Scotland Thursday for talks on a planned independence referendum he has vowed to fight. Mr. Cameron says he will tell the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, Thursday, he will fight to keep Scotland a part of the United Kingdom. The prime minister’s first meeting will be with Scottish […]

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British Phone Hacking Scandal Hits ‘The Sun’

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s top selling newspaper is reeling following the arrest of five senior employees – part of a larger police investigation into illegal news gathering practices. The Sun newspaper confirmed the arrests of Deputy Editor Geoff Webster, Picture Editor John Edwards, Chief Reporter John Kay, Chief Foreign Correspondent Nick Parker and reporter John Sturgis via email […]

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Britain’s Prince Harry Finishes Top in Class of Combat Helicopter Pilots

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Harry has qualified to fly Apache attack helicopters in combat, finishing training as the best co-pilot gunner in his group. British Defense Ministry officials said Wednesday, Prince Harry, who is known in the military as Captain Wales, was recognized as the top co-pilot gunner by members of his training group. Prince Harry, the […]

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Hacker Group Posts Audio of FBI, Scotland Yard Call

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Internet hacking group, Anonymous, has released a confidential recording of law enforcement officials from the United States and Britain discussing operations about how to bring down the group. Anonymous put the roughly 15-minute recording on the Internet Friday. On the recorded conference call, officials from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s Scotland […]

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British Energy Secretary Resigns, Facing Criminal Charges

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The coalition government that has ruled Britain since 2010 has been shaken by the surprise resignation of a senior minister for an alleged crime committed nearly a decade ago. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne on Friday became the third member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Cabinet to step down. He, along with his former wife, Vicky […]

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British Leader to Make US Visit

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The White House has announced that British Prime Minister David Cameron will make an official visit to Washington next month. The announcement Friday says Mr. Cameron and his wife, Samantha, are scheduled to arrive on March 13 for a two-day stay. U.S. President Barack Obama and the British leader will discuss the war in Afghanistan […]

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British Energy Secretary Resigns, Facing Criminal Charges

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has resigned and is facing criminal charges in connection with allegations that he dodged a speeding ticket several years ago. The director of public prosecutions announced Friday that both Huhne and his former wife, Vicky Pryce, stand accused of perverting the course of justice involving a traffic offense in 2003. […]

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Britain Names New Ambassador to Somalia

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Britain has appointed its first ambassador to war-torn Somalia in more than two decades. The announcement came Thursday, as British Foreign Secretary William Hague made a landmark visit to the Horn of Africa country, where he spoke with reporters after meeting with President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. “The first visit to Somalia by a British foreign […]

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Britain Names New Ambassador to Somalia

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Britain has appointed its first ambassador to war-torn Somalia in more than two decades. The announcement came Thursday, as British Foreign Secretary William Hague made a landmark visit to the Horn of Africa country. Matt Baugh will serve as London’s new senior envoy to Somalia. But British officials say he will be based in neighboring […]

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Four Plead Guilty to London Stock Exchange Plot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Four men in Britain have pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange and other targets. The men were among nine defendants arrested in December 2010 and set to stand trial on charges of plotting to send a series of mail bombs. All had initially entered pleas of not guilty, but on Wednesday […]

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