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Handshake Between Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Ex-IRA Leader

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has engaged in an historic handshake with a former leader of the separatist group that waged a bloody decades-long fight for Northern Ireland’s independence from British rule. The handshake between the monarch and Martin McGuinness, a former leader of the Irish Republican Army-turned deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Wednesday […]

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British Monarch Arrives in Northern Ireland

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth met with relatives of people killed in an Irish Republican Army bomb attack 25 years ago in the Northern Ireland town of Enniskillen. The 86-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, were welcomed to the seaside town by scores of villagers waving British flags. Enniskillen was the scene of one of the […]

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British Monarch Arrives in Northern Ireland

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Northern Ireland at the start of a two-day visit marking her 60th year on the throne — as well as the peace that has generally held there since the 1998 Good Friday accords. The 86-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, arrived in the small seaside village of Enniskillen […]

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WikiLeaks Founder Speaks Out on His Bid for Asylum

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up at Ecuador’s embassy in London as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning on sexual assault charges. Assange told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio by phone Friday he fears that if extradited, he would be deported to the United States to face possible charges related to […]

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WikiLeaks Founder Holed Up in Ecuador’s British Embassy

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, as the leaders of the South American country weigh his request for asylum. Ecuador President Rafel Correa says his government is reviewing whether there are grounds to grant Assange asylum. Mr. Correa says his administration will take as long as it needs before […]

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British PM Says Relationship Between Media and Politicians Is Too Cozy

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Mr. Cameron told the government-funded, independent panel that politicians and the media have had a too close relationship for the past two decades. He says there needs to be more transparency and better […]

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British PM Says Relationship Between Media and Politicians is to Cozy

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Mr. Cameron told the government-funded, independent panel that politicians and the media have had a too close relationship for the past two decades. He says there needs to be more transparency and better […]

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British PM Testifies in Phone Hacking Inquiry

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has gone before a media ethics panel to testify about his relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Prime Minister Cameron ordered the court inquiry last July after Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid was accused of hacking the phone of a murdered schoolgirl. Mr. Cameron’s relationship with Murdoch gained scrutiny […]

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Queen ‘Humbled’ by Events for Diamond Jubilee

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Queen Elizabeth has extended her thanks and appreciation to all who took part in organizing four days of colorful Diamond Jubilee celebrations across Britain and the Commonwealth. In a rare speech Tuesday broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth, the queen said the events she attended to mark her 60 years on the throne have been […]

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Cheering Crowds Celebrate Finale of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Cheering crowds lined the avenue towards Buckingham Palace for the grand finale to four days of celebrations across Britain and the Commonwealth marking Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The 86-year-old monarch and her family waved to thousands of flag-waving Londoners from the palace balcony Tuesday, as Royal Air Force aircraft conducted a fly-past overhead. Prince Philip, […]

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