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2010-12-23 00:00:53

Prime Minister, David Cameron, sends seasonal goodwill message to the British Armed Forces serving abroad this Christmas, as part of WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' campaign London, UK (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 David Cameron extends his seasonal goodwill to the troops serving abroad this Christmas, by recording a brand new video message for WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' campaign "“ just in time for Christmas. The Prime Minister joins his Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg,...

2010-08-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- India's Renewable Energy Minister, the Head of Climate Change & Environment for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU's North Sea Grid Co-ordinator are due to address a major international conference focused on the multi-billion pound opportunities presented by renewable energy and other low carbon developments. Senior financiers, utilities chiefs and politicians will take part in the two-day Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference, to be...

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2009-09-14 09:35:00

British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said the government would re-examine spending across the board, advocating constraint, not cuts. In a BBC Radio interview, Mandelson said, there are wise ways to go about accepting that we are entering a period of public spending constraint ... in which we have got to be wise spenders and not big spenders. Everything is going to have to be examined, from public services to defense projects. But, instead of cuts, he said, that will mean stepping up...

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2009-09-02 17:00:51

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Wednesday. Blair will be the guest on Tuesday's edition of the late-night chat show. Prime minister of Britain from 1997 to 2007, Blair has since started the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world, CBS noted in a release. Also, next week...

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2009-08-26 08:29:37

British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson is willing to sink public funds into General Motors to ensure the survival of its Vauxhall subsidiary, sources say. Without naming its sources, The Times of London reported Wednesday Mandelson would look favorably on committing British taxpayer funds to GM if it appeared Vauxhall would be best off if the reconstituted U.S. automaker kept its European subsidiary instead of seeking a buyer. The Times said Mandelson's position became evident as GM's 13...

2009-04-21 09:16:00

Scenic ride and summer weekend fun ahead in Gladstone GLADSTONE, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central U.P. Chapter of the Red Cross is teaming up with several area groups and businesses to sponsor a summer weekend of fun, food, and entertainment in Gladstone with the first annual "Da' U.P. Ride for the Red" on motorcycles. All bikers are welcome! Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, local food vendors will offer their fares. Beer and soda will also be sold. Then from 7 p.m. to 10...

2009-01-21 15:08:01

Bonuses paid to staff members of Britain's nationalized Northern Rock bank have provoked criticism from some corners, support from others. The Treasury approved a bonus of 10 percent of salaries to staff members for their dedication to the bank, The Times of London reported Wednesday. But, Liberal Democratic Treasury spokesman Vince Cable decried the bonus pay. This is bringing the worst of the City bonus culture into a public body, he said. When millions of people are facing pay cuts or even...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

By Anthony Harrington THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby. The counter argument - that it is, at best, a diversion from renewable energy - has been put equally forcefully by the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. In its submission to government, the energy company E.ON puts the pro-nuclear case as clearly as anyone. "Given the scale...

2008-10-08 06:00:32

By Hamish Rutherford BRITISH Energy's output in the first half of the year fell by almost a fifth as the nuclear operator conducted repairs on two of its English plants. The East Kilbride-based company said total output in the six months to 28 September fell by 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) to 22.7 TWh, but the company said output remained in line with management expectations. British Energy has been beset by production problems in recent years due to breakdowns across its ageing fleet of...

2008-10-04 09:00:03

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan | Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan - a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from U.S. unmanned drones launched...