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Jun 27, 2012

Britain outside the EU: Switzerland with nukes?

LONDON (Reuters) – Without a coherent plan for going it alone, Britain may be drifting towards its biggest strategic move in a generation: a disorderly exit from the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron wants Britain to remain inside the EU, but if the British people ever get a referendum on whether to stay inside a Europe that sees its survival in closer unity then polls suggest they would vote “No”.

Jun 27, 2012

Analysis: Britain outside the EU: Switzerland with nukes?

LONDON (Reuters) – Without a coherent plan for going it alone, Britain may be drifting towards its biggest strategic move in a generation: a disorderly exit from the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron wants Britain to remain inside the EU, but if the British people ever get a referendum on whether to stay inside a Europe that sees its survival in closer unity then polls suggest they would vote “No”.

Jun 25, 2012

Al Qaeda threatens Arab Spring nations: UK spy chief

LONDON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda militants are using the countries which toppled their leaders in the Arab Spring as bases to train radical Western youths for potential attacks on Britain, the chief of the MI5 Security Service said on Monday.

In his first public speech for nearly two years, Security Service Director General Jonathan Evans said the Arab Spring revolts in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt offered long-term hope of a more democratic Middle East.

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.