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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.

2005-11-03 15:28:41

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair admitted on Thursday he was going through a tough period as his supporters urged him to reassert his control of government.

2005-11-02 21:08:56

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair was under pressure to reassert his authority on Thursday after he suffered one of the worst days in his eight years in office.

2005-11-02 08:16:10

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair suffered a heavy blow on Wednesday when a scandal-tainted ally quit his government, compounding the reverses the prime minister has faced since starting his last term in power this year.

2005-10-20 13:21:20

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Conservatives on Thursday overwhelmingly backed inexperienced David Cameron to lead their party, making him hot favorite to become the next man to challenge Tony Blair's government.

2005-10-20 12:45:48

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Young pretender David Cameron overwhelmingly won a poll of party colleagues to lead Britain's opposition Conservatives on Thursday and is now hot favorite to become the next man to tackle Tony Blair's government.

2005-10-15 14:09:48

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will host Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in the United States for a three-day, stage-managed tour with political overtones.

2005-09-28 09:36:07

By Katherine Baldwin BRIGHTON (Reuters) - Tony Blair's silence over when he will quit as British prime minister leaves questions lingering over how long he can maintain his authority and push through promised reforms.

2005-08-23 19:21:09

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Wednesday unveil measures to rid the country of radical clerics who could inspire bombers like those who attacked London last month as part of a broad crackdown on Islamist preachers.

2005-07-28 06:19:26

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish politicians hurried back to Dublin on Thursday in anticipation the IRA will pledge to lay down its arms and cut criminal ties in a crucial move to revive talks on a lasting political settlement in Northern Ireland.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'