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Ecuador Readies Assange Asylum Decision

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ecuador is set to announce Thursday whether it will grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in the country’s embassy in London since late June. The decision comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm the embassy in order to arrest Assange. Britain says […]

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Britain Charges 8 in Tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and a former editor of the News of the World tabloid, in connection with a phone hacking scandal that forced the newspaper to shut down. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Cameron spokesman Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, who was a senior editor at […]

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Britain Charging 8 in Tabloid Hacking Scandal

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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British prosecutors say a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and the former head of the News of the World tabloid will be charged in connection with a phone hacking scandal that forced the newspaper to shut down. Prosecutors said Tuesday that former Cameron spokesman Andy Coulson and newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks would be […]

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Strikes to Disrupt Olympics Transit

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British border officials have announced they will conduct a 24-hour strike the day before the London Olympics begin, threatening to complicate entry for thousands of overseas visitors headed for the Games. The Public and Commercial Services Union announced its members will strike July 26 and then refuse to work any overtime through August 20, to […]

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Strikes to Disrupt Olympics Transit

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British border officials have announced they will conduct a 24-hour strike the day before the London Olympics begin, threatening to complicate entry for thousands of overseas visitors headed for the Games. The Public and Commercial Services Union announced its members will strike July 26 and then refuse to work any overtime for the duration of […]

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Cameron Says Taliban Should Not Doubt Afghan Forces

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says the Taliban should have no doubt that international forces will be handing security responsibilities to an Afghan force capable of defeating an insurgency. Mr. Cameron said Thursday at a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul that global partners have committed to securing Afghanistan long beyond […]

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British Police Arrest Seven Terror Suspects

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have arrested seven people this week after finding a cache of firearms and other weapons in the trunk of a car impounded earlier this week. Police said they arrested three of the men Tuesday, three on Wednesday, and one on Thursday. The car had been stopped on a major highway earlier this week […]

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Barclays Rating Outlook Downgraded to ‘Negative’

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two leading credit rating agencies have downgraded Britain’s Barclays bank in the aftermath of an interest rate rigging scandal that cost its chairman and two top executives their jobs. Both Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s on Thursday changed their outlook of the bank’s financial stability from “stable” to “negative.” The financial services firms […]

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London Police Arrest Six Terror Suspects

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities say they have arrested six terrorism suspects — five men and one woman — in a sting unrelated to the upcoming Olympic Games. Police say the detainees range in age from 18 to 30 and that the arrests were part of a planned intelligence operation conducted as a series of raids across London […]

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Moody’s Moves to Downgrade Barclays Rating Outlook

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Moody’s is moving toward downgrading the credit rating of Britain’s Barclays bank, following a scandal that cost the chairman and two top executives their jobs. The credit rating service on Thursday changed the outlook of the bank’s financial stability to “negative” from “stable.” Moody’s says it based its decision on the resignation of Chief Executive […]

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