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Former British PM’s Communications Director Charged With Perjury

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former media chief and a former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, has been arrested and charged with perjury by Scottish police. Coulson was picked up Wednesday morning at his home in London and taken to the Scottish city of Glasgow for questioning related to a […]

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British Judge Rejects Bail for Terror Suspect

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A British judge has rejected bail for terror suspect and radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. Judge John Mitting said Monday that having Qatada free and on the streets of London during the Summer Olympic Games would be “extremely problematic.” He said that if Qatada disappeared, valuable resources would be needed to track him down. Qatada […]

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Blair Tells Inquiry He Strategically Courted Media

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former British prime minister Tony Blair told a parliamentary inquiry Monday that he made a political decision not to confront the media during his decade in office. Mr. Blair testified at the inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press that it was inevitable that top politicians and senior media executives would have […]

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Burma’s Suu Kyi to Address British Parliament

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will give a historic speech to both houses of Britain’s parliament next month when she makes her first trip outside the country in 24 years. British Prime Minister David Cameron invited the Nobel Peace Prize winner to come to Britain when he visited her in Burma in April. […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Brooks, Husband Lash Out at Phone-Hacking Charges

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The high profile, former editor of a British tabloid is speaking out, denouncing charges against her and six others in the country’s ongoing phone-hacking scandal. Rebekah Brooks questioned the validity of the charges Tuesday, telling reporters she was “baffled” by the decision to charge her. She accused prosecutors of carrying on “nothing more than an […]

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Britain Dials-Up Charges in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The high profile, ex-editor of a British tabloid is facing charges in a phone-hacking scandal that has shaken the country’s political establishment. Prosecutors Tuesday announced charges against Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four of her employees at the News of the World and The Sun newspapers for perverting the course of justice. They accused Brooks […]

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British Civil Servants Strike Over Budget Cuts

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of off-duty police officers have taken to the streets of London and tens of thousands of public servants have walked off the job to protest the British government’s austerity policies. Union leaders say more than 400,000 public sector workers went on strike Thursday, while the government said only 100,000 had taken part in what […]

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Britain’s Elizabeth Gives Annual ‘Queen’s Speech’ to Parliament

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Queen Elizabeth has given her annual “Queen’s Speech” to Britain’s parliament, setting out the country’s legislative agenda for the next year. Hundreds of people lined the streets outside parliament Wednesday to see the queen’s horse-drawn carriage parade from Buckingham Palace in a lavish ceremony including gleaming coaches, sparkling diamonds and cannon fire. From a throne […]

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