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2006-05-05 05:19:06

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair named treasury minister Des Browne as his new defense secretary, replacing John Reid, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Friday. Reid is taking over the interior ministry from Charles Clarke in a major cabinet reshuffle.

2006-05-05 04:48:30

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair moved Foreign Minister Jack Straw and Interior Minister Charles Clarke in a reshuffle that follows dismal local election results, British media reported on Friday.

2006-04-30 05:46:49

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British P

2006-04-27 03:50:08

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced the challenge on Thursday of restoring his government's authority after it was engulfed in scandal and crisis a week ahead of crucial local elections.

2006-04-26 07:33:12

By William Schomberg BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's trade chief on Wednesday welcomed what he said were signs the United States might offer more on agriculture in global trade talks but said Brussels was worried the negotiations could fail.

2006-04-21 05:21:22

By Rex Merrifield HELSINKI (Reuters) - Europe's trade chief blamed the United States on Friday for a virtual deadlock in global trade negotiations, saying Washington must scale back its demands for sweeping cuts to agriculture tariffs.

2006-04-06 12:22:47

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's warring politicians to share power.

2006-04-05 08:28:09

By Paul Hoskins and Michael Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Police launched a murder inquiry on Tuesday after finding the mutilated body of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson who last year admitted spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces.

2006-03-31 06:56:11

By Gideon Long and Sue Pleming BLACKBURN (Reuters) - Local Muslims and anti-war activists told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to "Go Home" when British counterpart Jack Straw led her on a tour of his home town on Friday.

2006-03-27 08:44:44

By Adrian Croft CANBERRA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair sparked a fresh bout of conjecture over his future on Monday when he said it may have been a mistake to rule out a fourth term.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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