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Nov 4, 2011

About 6,000 troops to guard 2012 London Olympics

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – More than 6,000 off-duty British
troops look set to bolster security at London’s Olympic venues
next summer, a source said on Friday, as planning continues for
what could be the country’s biggest security challenge since
World War Two.

Organisers are “actively looking at possibly using the army
during the Games” after a reassessment of the numbers needed.

Nov 1, 2011

Anglican Church head backs protesters on financial reform

LONDON (Reuters) – St Paul’s Cathedral, in the heart of London’s financial district, has for centuries occupied a delicate position between God and Mammon, benefiting from the generosity of rich financiers while supporting the more numerous poor.

The tents erected on its doorstep by protesters against the excesses of modern capitalism and its huge inequalities in wealth have presented the Church with an excruciating dilemma — should it side with them or the bankers they criticize?

Nov 1, 2011

Anglican Church head backs Vatican on finance reform

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – St Paul’s Cathedral, in the heart
of London’s financial district, has for centuries occupied a
delicate position between God and Mammon, benefiting from the
generosity of rich financiers while supporting the more numerous
poor.

The tents erected on its doorstep by protesters against the
excesses of modern capitalism and its huge inequalities in
wealth have presented the Church with an excruciating dilemma –
should it side with them or the bankers they criticise?

Nov 1, 2011

St Paul’s, caught between God and Mammon in tent protest

LONDON (Reuters) – St Paul’s Cathedral, in the heart of London’s financial district, has always occupied a delicate spot between God and Mammon. The tent protest on its doorstep has turned it into an excruciating one.

The domed church, which survived the blitz while London burned in World War Two, has lost two senior clergy over its handling of the anti-capitalist protesters who set up camp over two weeks ago, after being blocked from the nearby London Stock Exchange.

Oct 31, 2011
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Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London resigns over Occupy protest

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(A demonstrator directs questions to the Dean of St Paul's, the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, as he meets with demonstrators camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

A second senior British cleric resigned on Monday over accusations that Church of England authorities were dithering in their handling of an anti-capitalism protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. The Cathedral Dean, the Rt Rev Graeme Knowles, said in a statement that he and colleagues had been under considerable strain and his position had become untenable.

Oct 31, 2011

Dean of St Paul’s resigns over ‘Occupy’ protest

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A second senior British cleric
resigned on Monday over accusations that Church of England
authorities were dithering in their handling of an
anti-capitalism protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in
central London.

The Cathedral Dean, the Rt Rev Graeme Knowles, said in a
statement that he and colleagues had been under considerable
strain and his position had become untenable.

Oct 28, 2011
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London Anglican cleric quits over “occupy” protest at St Paul’s cathedral

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(Anti-capitalist demonstrators and a dog camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London October 25, 2011, in a protest inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

The Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London has resigned¬† after a row among church and local authorities over whether to try to evict a 200-tent protest camp occupying the square outside. Canon Chancellor Giles Fraser had made clear his sympathy with the aims of the anti-capitalist protest camp and asked police to leave the Anglican cathedral’s steps early in the occupation. He said on Thursday he had gone with “great sadness.”

Oct 27, 2011

London cleric quits over cathedral protest camp

LONDON (Reuters) – The Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral resigned on Thursday after a row among church and local authorities over whether to try to evict a 200-tent protest camp occupying the square outside.

Canon Chancellor Giles Fraser had made clear his sympathy with the aims of the anti-capitalist protest camp and asked police to leave the cathedral steps early in the occupation. He said on Thursday he had gone with “great sadness.”

Oct 26, 2011

U.N. wants better life for world of 7 billion

LONDON (Reuters) – Instead of worrying about sheer numbers when the world’s population hits 7 billion next week, we should think about how to make the planet a better place for people to live in, the United Nations said in a report.

“It is both about consumption and population,” the U.N.’s Population Fund Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said at a media conference to launch the report, referring to people’s impact on the environment and economic growth.

Oct 19, 2011

Athletics fans would fill stadium after 2012: Coe

LONDON (Reuters) – Athletics fans would easily fill London’s main Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games, Sebastian Coe said on Wednesday as he defended plans to keep the running track in place despite doubts over the sport’s ability to attract big crowds.

The stadium is expected to be converted from an 80,000-seater during the Games to a 60,000 capacity after the Olympics but critics have said athletics is not a strong enough sport to fill it.

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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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