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Britain’s Hague Urges Reforms During Burma Visit

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Burma Thursday to urge the country’s leaders to continue “on the path of reform”. It is the first visit by the British foreign secretary to Burma in more than 50 years. Hague is due to meet with President Thein Sein and government leaders in the administrative capital, […]

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British Lawmakers Urge Ruling on Lethal Force Against Pirates

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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British lawmakers are urging the government to clearly define when lethal force can legally be used against pirates. The request is part of a report released Thursday by parliament’s foreign affairs committee, which welcomed the government’s decision last year to permit armed guards on British ships in dangerous waters. The committee says captains still need […]

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Makes Historic Visit to Burma

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague says he will press Burma to release its political prisoners during his first official visit to the southeast Asian country. Hague’s historic visit to Burma begins in the capital, Naypyidaw, where he will meet president Thein Sein. He is then scheduled to travel to Rangoon to meet with opposition leader […]

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Britain Sentences 2 Men for Black Teen’s Murder

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A British judge has sentenced two men to minimum prison terms of 14 and 15 years for the murder of a black teenager in 1993. Judge Colman Treacy told a London court Wednesday the murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was an “evil crime” motivated by racial hatred. He sentenced Gary Dobson to 15 years and […]

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Cameron: Britain Will Get Up to Strength in 2012

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron sent an optimistic New Year’s message for Britain, citing London’s Summer Olympics and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating the 60th year of her reign. Mr. Cameron said Monday that while economic times are difficult, these events will focus the eyes of the world on the country, that 2012 “will be […]

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London Subway Strike Frustrates Boxing Day Shoppers

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Subway drivers in London are staging a 24-hour walkout, making it difficult for thousands of shoppers out to take advantage of the traditional post-Christmas Day sales. The London Underground train drivers’ union is seeking higher wages for the drivers. They are angry that they have not been given extra pay and a day off for […]

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Prince Philip in Hospital

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Queen Elizabeth on Saturday visited her husband in a British hospital, where he is recovering after undergoing heart surgery. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, had a “good night” in Cambridge’s Papworth Hospital following a procedure Friday for a blocked artery in his heart that is said to have caused him chest pains. Doctors Friday inserted […]

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Dying Lockerbie Bomber Says New Evidence Will Clear His Name

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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British newspapers have published an interview with convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, in which he claims his innocence and says he has new evidence that will clear his name. The interview, which al-Megrahi says will be his last, was conducted by a friend, George Thomson, and was reported in British papers Thursday. In the […]

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British Minister: More Citizens Training at Somali Terror Camps

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s minister for international development says more British citizens are training alongside terrorists in Somalia. Minister Andrew Mitchell said Thursday there are probably more British passport-holders at terrorist training camps in Somalia than in any other country in the world. The minister said his government plans to deepen its involvement in Somalia because the Horn […]

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Dying Lockerbie Bomber Says New Evidence Will Clear His Name

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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British newspapers have published an interview with convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, in which he claims his innocence and says he has new evidence that will clear his name. The interview, which al-Megrahi says will be his last, was conducted by a friend, George Thomson, and was reported in British papers Thursday. In the […]

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