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Nov 16, 2011

UK MPs to press James Murdoch on snooping claims

LONDON (Reuters) – British legislators will write to News International chairman James Murdoch to press him further on claims that his company snooped on them when they were pursuing allegations of phone hacking, a senior parliamentarian told Reuters on Wednesday.

James Murdoch, son of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, appeared before a parliamentary committee for a second time last week to testify about phone hacking at the company’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid newspaper.

Nov 15, 2011

United States denies Olympics security spat with UK

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The United States on
Tuesday denied a newspaper report it was unhappy with British
security arrangements for next summer’s Olympics and said talk
of a diplomatic row was “simply untrue”.

The Guardian newspaper also said the United States was
planning to send up to 1,000 of its agents, including 500 from
the FBI, to protect American athletes and diplomats.

Nov 15, 2011

United States denies security Olympics spat with UK

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The United States on
Tuesday denied a newspaper report it was unhappy with British
security arrangements at next summer’s Olympics and said talk of
a diplomatic row as “simply untrue”.

The Guardian newspaper also said the United States was
planning to send up to 1,000 of its agents, including 500 from
the FBI, to protect American athletes and diplomats.

Nov 13, 2011
via FaithWorld

Church of England regions for women bishops to break “stained glass ceiling”

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(An English village church in Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, 11 September 2009/Trevor Rickard)

The Church of England’s dioceses, or regions, have voted in favour of consecrating female bishops, campaigners said on Sunday, clearing one hurdle in a long legislative battle to let women break through the “stained glass ceiling.”

Nov 13, 2011

Church regions back women bishops

LONDON (Reuters) – The Church of England’s dioceses, or regions, have voted in favour of consecrating female bishops, campaigners said on Sunday, clearing one hurdle in a long legislative battle to let women break through the “stained glass ceiling.”

Only two of the Church’s 44 dioceses voted against the draft legislation, easily securing the 50 percent required for it to go back to the General Synod, or parliament, for another vote, said WATCH, a group campaigning for women bishops.

Nov 13, 2011

Church regions back women bishops, more fights seen

LONDON (Reuters) – The Church of England’s dioceses, or regions, have voted in favour of consecrating female bishops, campaigners said on Sunday, clearing one hurdle in a long legislative battle to let women break through the “stained glass ceiling”.

Only two of the Church’s 44 dioceses voted against the draft legislation, easily securing the 50 percent required for it to go back to the General Synod, or parliament, for another vote, said WATCH, a group campaigning for women bishops.

Nov 11, 2011

Worlds vote “vindicates” London stadium

LONDON (Reuters) – The decision to award London the 2017 world athletics championships goes a long way to vindicating the city’s decision to demand the track remained in the stadium after hosting the 2012 Olympics, the UK’s Sports minister said.

Last month, the British government took the 486 million pound ($781 million) stadium in east London into public ownership when it pulled a deal to award soccer club West Ham United the right to move in after next year’s Games.

Nov 11, 2011

Worlds vote “vindicates” London stadium decision

LONDON (Reuters) – The decision to award London the 2017 world athletics championships goes a long way to vindicating the city’s decision to demand the track remained in the stadium after hosting the 2012 Olympics, the UK’s Sports minister said.

Last month, the government took the 486 million pound stadium in east London into public ownership when it pulled a deal to award soccer club West Ham United the right to move in after next year’s Games.

Nov 11, 2011

Athletics-Worlds vote “vindicates” London stadium decision

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The decision to award
London the 2017 world athletics championships goes a long way to
vindicating the city’s decision to demand the track remained in
the stadium after hosting the 2012 Olympics, the UK’s Sports
minister said.

Last month, the British government took the 486 million
pound ($781 million) stadium in east London into public
ownership when it pulled a deal to award soccer club West Ham
United the right to move in after next year’s Games.

Nov 6, 2011
via FaithWorld

Former top London banker sees moral disaster in market economy

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(Former Lazard International Chairman Ken Costa listens during a Future of Finance Initiative conference in Horsham, southern England, December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

A former top London banker, weighing into a protest movement in Britain against abuses and excesses of modern capitalism, said on Sunday the market economy had lost “its moral foundations with disastrous consequences.”

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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