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2006-03-20 06:17:46

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced growing pressure on Monday to step down over a sleaze row which has tarnished his reputation and boosted calls for finance minister Gordon Brown to take the reins.

2006-02-15 12:49:01

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair won a key vote on Wednesday over plans to toughen anti-terrorism laws, a second parliamentary victory in a week that political analysts say will help reassert his authority.

2006-02-15 10:46:27

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair won a key vote on Wednesday over plans to toughen anti-terrorism laws, handing him a second victory in parliament this week and going some way to reasserting his authority.

2006-02-10 13:39:25

By David Clarke BLACKPOOL (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged dissenters in his Labor party on Friday to back him on two key votes in parliament next week and vowed to press ahead with his reform agenda. Blair is going through a difficult time.

2006-02-10 09:34:34

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - A shock defeat for Tony Blair's Labor Party in a Scottish vote threatens to overshadow a party conference and hit morale before May's local elections, where a poor showing could hasten the prime minister's departure.

2006-01-05 23:31:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair backed his finance minister Gordon Brown to succeed him as prime minister for the first time on Friday, but insisted he will only step down once he completes his radical reform plans.

2005-12-05 07:36:59

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold a string of bilateral meetings with European Union leaders this week in a race to agree a budget deal before his presidency of the bloc ends.

2005-11-29 06:21:44

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-nuclear protesters staged a rooftop demonstration on Tuesday in a hall where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to launch a major review of Britain's future energy needs, forcing him to deliver his speech elsewhere.

2005-11-29 05:52:37

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-nuclear protesters staged a rooftop demonstration on Tuesday in a hall where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to launch a major review of Britain's future energy needs, forcing him to deliver his speech elsewhere.

2005-11-29 04:08:33

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will launch a review on Tuesday of Britain's energy needs and stoke speculation that he favours nuclear power by warning that renewable sources cannot fully meet the country's needs.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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