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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.

2005-07-26 10:40:14

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Despite putting him back in the dock over the Iraq war, the London bombings have bolstered British Prime Minister Tony Blair's political standing. But the boost to his image may yet prove short-lived.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.