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2005-12-06 12:12:35

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Conservatives chose David Cameron as their new leader on Tuesday, opting for youth to revive their fortunes and challenge British Prime Minister Tony Blair after three successive election defeats.

2005-12-05 07:36:59

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold a string of bilateral meetings with European Union leaders this week in a race to agree a budget deal before his presidency of the bloc ends.

2005-11-20 05:59:16

By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will vent mounting anger on Monday at the British EU presidency's go-slow tactics on the bloc's long-term budget, three weeks before a crucial summit on future financing.

2005-11-11 06:10:23

LONDON (Reuters) - A British couple were home in Dubai on Friday after spending 13 days in an Iranian jail for sailing their yacht near a disputed island in the Gulf.

2005-11-10 09:35:03

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair set himself up on Thursday for high-risk clashes with his party, refusing to compromise on future reforms despite a first parliamentary defeat that raised doubts about his ability to govern.

2005-11-10 07:46:08

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair set himself up on Thursday for high-risk clashes with his party, refusing to compromise on future reforms despite a first parliamentary defeat that raised doubts about his ability to govern.

2005-11-10 06:16:18

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair began the fight back on Thursday after his first parliamentary defeat over anti-terrorism powers raised doubts about his political future.

2005-11-09 13:48:07

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair insisted on Wednesday his authority was not damaged after suffering a first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister and said he would not quit.

2005-11-09 12:45:42

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair suffered his first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister on Wednesday over new counter-terrorist powers, raising fresh questions about his authority.

2005-11-09 12:16:03

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair suffered his first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister on Wednesday, over plans to let police hold terrorist suspects for up to 90 days without charge.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.