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Britain, Pakistan Stress Need for Intelligence Sharing

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British Home Secretary Theresa May and visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have stressed the need for further enhancing intelligence sharing in the fight against militancy and terrorism. Mr. Zardari’s spokesman told reporters in London Saturday that during talks with the interior secretary on bilateral relations, the Pakistani leader highlighted the historical ties between the […]

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Britain, Pakistan Pledge Cooperation in Counterterrorism

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain and Pakistan have pledged to work together to fight terrorism. British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in London, the first such talks since U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2. Earlier this week, the British embassy in Islamabad said Pakistan has asked […]

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British Royal Couple on First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are in the Canadian capital for their first overseas tour as a married couple. The royal couple arrived in Ottawa Thursday and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial. Their presence sparked screams of delight from thousands of onlookers. They later attended a welcoming ceremony at Rideau […]

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British Royal Couple Begin First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are in the Canadian capital for their first overseas tour as a married couple. The royal couple arrived in Ottawa Thursday and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial. They are also scheduled to attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue reception. Their nine-day tour of Canada […]

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British Royal Couple Begins First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine have arrived in the Canadian capital to begin their first overseas tour as a married couple. While in Ottawa, the couple is scheduled to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial, then attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue reception. Their nine-day tour of Canada […]

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Thousands on Strike Across Britain

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of British teachers and civil servants Thursday are participating in a 24-hour strike, protesting proposed changes to pension plans calling for higher contributions and longer working lives. Many schools across Britain were closed and travellers delayed due to the estimated 750,000 workers participating in the labor walkout. The UK Border Agency encouraged travellers to […]

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British Royal Couple to Begin First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine are traveling Thursday to Canada to begin their first overseas tour as a married couple. The 10-day trip begins in the capital, Ottawa, where the couple is scheduled to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial, then attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue […]

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British Schools Sever Ties with ‘Bin Laden Town’

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of British schools in the northwestern English town of Blackburn has decided to sever ties with teachers and students in the northern Pakistani city of Abbottabad, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed May 2. Local authorities said Wednesday the schools cancelled a planned visit by teachers from Abbottabad shortly after the […]

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Britain Faces Mass Strikes

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s airports are warning travellers they could face major delays Thursday when civil servants and teachers plan to take part in a nationwide strike. BAA, which runs Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports, made the statement Wednesday. Nearly three quarters of a milllion teachers and civil servants are planning to walk off the […]

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Britain Summons Syrian Envoy Due to Intimidation Reports

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain has summoned Syria’s ambassador in London to voice concerns about media reports a Syrian diplomat has been intimidating Syrian activists in Britain. Britain’s Foreign Office said Tuesday that Ambassador Sami Khiyami was called to a meeting with a British official on Middle East affairs, Christian Turner. A statement said Turner noted the intimidation alleged […]

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