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Britain’s Prince Philip Hospitalized

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, has been hospitalized with what were described as chest pains. A spokeswoman for Buckingham palace says the 90-year-old prince was taken Friday to the specialist Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for preliminary tests. No further information was made available. Prince Philip, who was born in Greece in 1921, […]

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British Film Director Ken Russell Dies

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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British film director Ken Russell, known for his provocative films, has died at the age of 84. Russell’s son says he died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday after a series of strokes. One of the director’s best known works is the 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, Women in Love, which includes the famous […]

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Sudan Summons British Ambassador Following Critical Comments in Blog Post

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan summoned the British ambassador in Khartoum to the foreign ministry on Tuesday, to protest his blog post sharply criticizing the Sudanese government for failing to improve the lives of its citizens. In a blog posted Monday on the British Embassy’s website, Ambassador Nicholas Kay said it was “little wonder” that Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, has […]

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Moody’s Downgrades 12 British Banks

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of 12 British banks over concerns that the government will not provide adequate support to the institutions if they become financially troubled. The credit rating firm said Friday that the downgrades were caused by a “reassessment of the support environment in the U.K..” It said recent government […]

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Northern Ireland’s Clarke Wins British Open

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland has won golf’s British Open, defeating his nearest rivals by three strokes. Clarke battled misty and windy conditions Sunday to capture the first major championship of his career at the age of 42. Clarke shot an even-par 70 to finish the tournament with a total of 275, five-under-par. Americans Dustin […]

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British Open Begins with McIlroy as Heavy Favorite

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The 140th British Open is underway at the legendary Royal St. Georges golf course, with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy the favorite to win his second straight major of the 2011 season. American Jerry Kelly hit a solid drive off the first tee shortly after dawn under cloudy skies and light rain to begin the […]

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Tiger Woods Will Miss British Open

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Star U.S. golfer Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s British Open at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, because of ongoing problems with his left leg. He also missed last month’s U.S. Open outside Washington. His announcement on his website Tuesday came as no surprise, as he stated he was advised he should […]

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