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2005-11-09 06:36:42

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair dramatically recalled his two top ministers from abroad on Wednesday in a bid to avoid the first major parliamentary defeat of his premiership when lawmakers vote on anti-terrorism measures.

2005-11-05 11:08:34

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The former British ambassador to the United States, delivering yet another political blow to British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the end of a turbulent week, said the war in Iraq had fueled home-grown terrorism in Britain.

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 14:52:05

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - The British government backed down on a key counter-terrorist proposal on Wednesday rather than risk its first major defeat in parliament since 1997, hours after one of Tony Blair's closest allies quit.

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.

2005-09-25 11:32:00

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will seek to entrench his legacy at this week's Labour Party conference, bolstered by a pledge from his likely successor, Gordon Brown, to press ahead with his reforms.

2005-08-01 06:31:52

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tony Blair's office dismissed on Monday a report that he has ruled out seeking a wider political role in the European Union or United Nations when he steps down as British premier.

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.

2005-07-21 14:35:18

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Britons to be calm and resolute after a second spate of bombings in London on Thursday, but further attacks may tarnish his image as a statesman which has won him praise.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.