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Jun 20, 2012

Suu Kyi says ready to lead Myanmar to democracy

LONDON/OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi announced in Britain on Tuesday that she was prepared to take the helm as the leader of her people, the strongest signal yet she saw herself as someone who could lead her country to democracy one day.

Myanmar’s military rulers have freed the Oxford-educated daughter of Myanmar’s assassinated independence hero from house arrest, ushering in an era of hope for change and allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in decades.

Jun 11, 2012

Ex-British PM accuses Murdoch of misleading inquiry

LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of
misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with
incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against
Murdoch’s company.

“This conversation never took place. I am shocked and
surprised that it should be suggested,” Brown told the Leveson
inquiry. “This call did not happen. The threat was not made.”

Jun 11, 2012

Ex-British prime minister accuses Murdoch of misleading inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against Murdoch’s company.

“This conversation never took place. I am shocked and surprised that it should be suggested,” Brown told the Leveson inquiry. “This call did not happen. The threat was not made.”

Jun 11, 2012

Ex-British prime minister challenges Murdoch for misleading inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against Murdoch’s company.

“This conversation never took place. I am shocked and surprised that it should be suggested,” Brown told the Leveson inquiry. “This call did not happen. The threat was not made.”

Jun 11, 2012

Gordon Brown challenges Murdoch for misleading inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against Murdoch’s company.

“This conversation never took place. I am shocked and surprised that it should be suggested,” Brown told the Leveson inquiry. “This call did not happen. The threat was not made.”

Jun 11, 2012

Ex-British PM challenges Murdoch for misleading inquiry

LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Monday of
misleading a government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics with
incorrect testimony alleging Brown had threatened war against
Murdoch’s company.

“This conversation never took place. I am shocked and
surprised that it should be suggested,” Brown told the Leveson
inquiry. “This call did not happen. The threat was not made.”

Jun 4, 2012

A jubilee party, minus the queen

LONDON (Reuters) – While Queen Elizabeth’s gilded barge and a 1,000-boat flotilla graced the river Thames, residents in the north London suburb where last year’s riots began gathered more to heal their community than celebrate the monarch’s 60-year reign.

When a group of mothers in Tottenham first talked of holding a party on Sunday to mark the queen’s diamond jubilee, they found that some welcomed the idea of a get-together, but were not so keen on the royal linkage.

Jun 1, 2012

Europe should ditch the euro, says minister who kept UK out

LONDON (Reuters) – European leaders must throw off the burden of the euro if they want their economies to thrive, said the former finance minister who was forced to take Britain out of the European currency system that proceeded the single currency.

Norman Lamont, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer from 1990 to 1993, said Greece was likely to crash out – or be pushed out – of the world’s second-largest reserve currency, while Spain and Italy should jump too if they wanted growth to revive.

May 31, 2012

PM’s former aide Coulson charged with perjury

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman was charged with perjury on Wednesday, after denying in court any knowledge of widespread phone hacking by reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World.

The charges against Andy Coulson, a former editor of the tabloid weekly, damages Cameron because it calls into question his judgment in employing a man so closely linked to the paper which was under suspicion of obtaining stories by illegal means.

May 31, 2012

British PM’s former aide Caulson charged with perjury

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman was charged with perjury on Wednesday, after denying in court any knowledge of widespread phone hacking by reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World.

The charges against Andy Coulson, a former editor of the tabloid weekly, damages Cameron because it calls into question his judgment in employing a man so closely linked to the paper which was under suspicion of obtaining stories by illegal means.