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2006-07-27 17:06:31

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced growing pressure to distance himself from his ally the United States over the Middle East as he headed for talks with President Bush in Washington on Friday.

2006-07-25 06:40:24

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson said the United States was trying to give Boeing an advantage in possible talks to resolve a row with European plane maker Airbus over state subsidies.

2006-07-18 08:25:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair was roundly mocked as a U.S. poodle on Tuesday after an off-the-cuff chat with President George W. Bush was accidentally broadcast.

2006-07-17 15:30:00

A microphone picked up an unaware President Bush saying on Monday Syria should press Hizbollah to "stop doing this shit" as they discussed the upsurge in violence in the Middle East.

2006-06-30 08:13:03

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's political woes mounted on Friday when a poll showed he is now less popular than his main rival and his Labour Party suffered a humiliating election setback.

2006-06-27 05:29:10

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime

2006-06-26 22:36:26

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime

2006-06-26 14:57:46

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday the Group of Eight industrialized nations had failed to make progress on some of last year's commitments to end global poverty, particularly on world trade.

2006-05-15 05:01:58

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament will meet for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strive to overcome decades of hatred and mistrust to forge agreement on sharing power. Progress is expected to be slow.

2006-05-09 05:31:38

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Senior members of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party tried to halt a damaging feud over its leadership on Tuesday as an opinion poll showed the party's support falling to a 14-year low.


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'.