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British Police: Exiled Russian Tied to Magnitsky Case Died Mysteriously

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities say a Russian businessman linked to a high-profile Russian corruption scandal has died under mysterious circumstances. Local police tell VOA that they are treating the death of Alexander Perepilichnaya as unexplained. They are awaiting results of toxicology tests and a second autopsy. The 44-year-old Perepilichnaya collapsed and died outside his mansion south of […]

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Church of England Votes Against Women Bishops

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Church of England has narrowly voted against legislation which would permit women to serve as bishops. The legislation needed the approval of a two-thirds majority among members of the General Synod, which comprises bishops, clergy and lay members. The measure passed in separate votes by the House of Bishops and the House of Clergy […]

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Britain Charges Former Murdoch Aides With Bribery

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and a former chief of Rupert Murdoch’s News International media company with paying bribes for information on the royal family and the military. Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former media chief, and Rebekah Brooks, a close friend […]

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Britain Releases Radical Cleric on Bail

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities have released radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada from prison on bail, a day after he won his appeal against deportation to Jordan to face terrorism charges. Qatada was transported Tuesday from a high-security prison in central Britain to his family home in London. A few protesters had gathered near his home, calling for […]

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Radical Cleric Wins Appeal Against Deportation From Britain

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from Britain to Jordan to face terror charges. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Monday blocked the extradition order, saying it could not be guaranteed that Qatada would get a fair trial. He is expected to be released from prison on bail on Tuesday […]

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Radical Cleric Wins Appeal Against Deportation From Britain

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from Britain to Jordan to face terror charges. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Monday blocked the extradition order, saying it could not be guaranteed that Qatada would get a fair trial. In a statement, Britain’s Home Office says it strongly disagrees with the […]

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Britain to Stop Aid to India in 2015

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it plans to stop all financial aid to India in 2015, marking a major change in ties between an emerging economic power and its former colonial ruler. International Development Minister Justine Greening said Tuesday that now is the time to recognize India’s changing place in the world, and to move to a bilateral […]

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Britain Names New Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government says a new leader of the Church of England has been selected — former businessman and current Bishop of Durham Justin Welby. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office made the announcement Friday, after a long wait for the selection of a successor to the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Welby is against gay […]

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Murdered Briton in China Political Scandal Was MI6 Informant: Report

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China’s top politicians, was working as an informant for Britain’s spy agency, MI6. The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday its investigation found that Neil Heywood was providing MI6 information on the Bo […]

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British Police: 300 Possible Victims in Savile Abuse Scandal

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say they have identified 300 potential victims of alleged child abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile. Police Commander Peter Spindler said Thursday authorities have so far spoken with 130 people, all but two of whom are women. He said the majority of alleged offenses involve Savile but other people might also […]

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