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2006-03-21 12:17:02

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Tuesday they were investigating Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor party in response to complaints related to the country's age-old honors system.

2006-03-07 08:36:42

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's new parliament will almost certainly hold its first session on Sunday despite a request from the powerful Shi'ite Alliance to delay it, the outgoing speaker and other senior officials said on Tuesday.

2006-03-01 18:20:41

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats, potential kingmakers at the next election, will on Thursday choose a new leader tasked with reviving the party after a string of scandals which have left it in turmoil.

2006-01-12 07:00:37

LONDON (Reuters) - Officials from Britain, France and Germany will meet counterparts from China, Russia and the United States in London next week to discuss how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

2006-01-11 09:33:43

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - A complete ban on smoking in all English pubs and clubs looks increasingly likely after the government said on Wednesday it would allow its lawmakers to vote according to conscience and not along party lines.

2006-01-10 15:06:44

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Tuesday ordered two men to face trial on charges of leaking a memo that a lawmaker said described a plan by U.S. President George W. Bush to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera.

2006-01-07 09:47:34

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's embattled leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats will make a statement at 1500 GMT prompting speculation that he may announce he is standing down.

2006-01-06 12:38:21

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair, facing a fight for the center ground with a Conservative opposition revived under its new leader, on Friday vowed to stay in office until he has seen through a program of reforms.

2006-01-06 11:24:34

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of one of Britain's three main political parties faced a mutiny by followers on Friday when he refused to resign after admitting he had undergone treatment for alcohol abuse.

2005-12-21 11:00:58

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Facing a charismatic new opponent, doubters in his party and a clock he set ticking on his own premiership, politicians and analysts say Tony Blair's departure date will dominate British politics next year.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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