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Jun 19, 2013

Analysis: Putin basks in isolation over Syria as Obama’s charm falls flat

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland/MOSCOW (Reuters) – At the end of a tense two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama – slumped over and serious – tried to lighten the mood with a joke about their favorite sports.

“And finally, we compared notes on President Putin’s expertise in judo and my declining skills in basketball,” the U.S. president told reporters at the G8 summit, after the two men gave formal statements emphasizing their common ground rather than their sharp differences on how to end the Syrian crisis.

Jun 17, 2013

Putin and Obama set to spar over Syria arms at G8

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama faces what could be a frosty G8 meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday after the Russian leader clashed with the West over plans to arm Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

At their first private face-to-face meeting in a year, Obama will try to convince Putin to bring Assad to the negotiating table but the Russian leader has shown little sign of compromise.

Jun 16, 2013

Obama, Putin face tough talks on Syria at G8 summit

LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will seek the help on Monday of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Syria’s most powerful ally, to bring Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table and end a two-year civil war.

At their first private face-to-face meeting in a year, Obama will try to find common ground with Putin on the sidelines of a G8 summit in Northern Ireland after angering the Kremlin by authorising U.S. military support for the Syrian president’s opponents.

Jun 14, 2013

Britain’s treasure islands make G8 tax test for Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – Pitching tougher rules on tax evasion to the G8 is a precarious undertaking for Prime Minister David Cameron. Britain’s own tax havens are world leaders.

Britain’s list of exotic Overseas Territories reads like an accountant’s dream menu for a cash-rich Russian oligarch with something to hide, while British lawyers lead the field as gatekeepers for elaborate global mazes of offshore trusts.

Jun 3, 2013

Labour says own party could oust Cameron by 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – The Labour party on Monday seized on divisions in the ruling Conservative party to suggest that David Cameron could be ousted as prime minister by his own party before the next election.

Ed Balls, who could be Chancellor if Labour wins the election, said the issue pulling the Conservatives apart – membership of the European Union – would barely figure in voters’ concerns come 2015.

Jun 3, 2013

Labour says own party could oust UK PM Cameron by 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party on Monday seized on divisions in the ruling Conservative party to suggest that David Cameron could be ousted as prime minister by his own party before the next election.

Ed Balls, who could be finance minister if Labour wins the election, said the issue pulling the Conservatives apart – membership of the European Union – would barely figure in voters’ concerns come 2015.

May 24, 2013

British police ponder conspiracy after soldier murder

LONDON (Reuters) – Police investigating the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a busy London street were looking on Friday into whether the two suspected killers, British men of Nigerian descent, were part of a wider conspiracy.

The two suspects, aged 22 and 28, are under guard in hospitals after being shot and arrested by police following the murder of 25-year-old Afghan war veteran Lee Rigby on Wednesday in broad daylight. They have not yet been charged.

May 24, 2013

Police ponder conspiracy after soldier murder

LONDON (Reuters) – Police investigating the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a busy London street were looking on Friday into whether the two suspected killers, British men of Nigerian descent, were part of a wider conspiracy.

The two suspects, aged 22 and 28, are under guard in hospitals after being shot and arrested by police following the murder of 25-year-old Afghan war veteran Lee Rigby on Wednesday in broad daylight. They have not yet been charged.

May 23, 2013

British Prime Minister seeks answers after soldier hacked to death

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron convened an emergency meeting of his intelligence chiefs on Thursday after two Islamists hacked a soldier to death with meat cleavers on a south London street.

A dramatic clip filmed by an onlooker just minutes after Wednesday’s killing showed a man with hands covered in blood shouting Islamic slogans and promising revenge on Britain for its participation in wars in the Muslim world.

May 22, 2013

Soldier hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

LONDON (Reuters) – A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

A dramatic clip filmed by an onlooker just minutes after the killing showed a man with hands covered in blood, brandishing a bloodied meat cleaver and a knife.