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2005-07-17 17:22:30

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, who took Britain into the forerunner of the European Union during his term in office in the early 1970s, died at home on Sunday, his party said. He was 89.

2005-07-10 04:54:30

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair has emerged stronger after a week in which he has experienced the sweetest highs and darkest lows, politicians and insiders say.

2005-06-28 22:22:30

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plans to launch the world'smost ambitious biometric identity cards cleared their firsthurdle on Tuesday, despite the first revolt against PrimeMinister Tony Blair since his re-election.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.