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2006-06-27 03:20:42

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men were arrested on Tuesday during a series of anti-terrorism raids in northern England, a police spokesman said. They were detained during early morning searches of about six addresses in the Bolton area, near Manchester. "The operation is targeting individuals suspected of possession of information that could be used for a terrorist purpose," Greater Manchester Police said. About 250 officers took part in the raids, which were not linked to other recent...

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. Blair has lost three votes since last November, partly because of revolts within his own Labor party, and a further setback could have hastened calls for him to give way to his likely successor Finance Minister Gordon Brown. However despite...

2005-11-09 06:16:38

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair recalled his two top ministers from abroad for a knife-edge vote on Wednesday on laws allowing police to hold terrorism suspects for three months without trial, seen as a test of his authority. Defeat on the proposals would be the first major parliamentary loss for the once untouchable Labour leader, who has seen his dominance decline since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. British law currently allows suspects to be...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-04 06:53:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men were charged on Friday under anti-terrorism laws with planning to carry out attacks in Britain, possibly on a hospital, police said. The men, both Britons who were arrested last month, were accused of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion, along with other offences. A third man was also charged with offences relating to the possession of money and fundraising for terrorism purposes.

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. Parliamentarians including members of Prime Minister Blair's Labour party had been poised to vote down a government plan to let police hold suspects for up to 90 days without charge. But late in the debate Home Secretary Charles Clarke averted...

2005-11-02 05:21:24

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A key aspect of Prime Minister Tony Blair's tough counter-terrorism laws faces possible defeat in parliament on Wednesday with politicians unhappy with plans to let police hold suspects for up to 90 days without charge. A loss for the British premier would compound a rocky period in which one top ally is under pressure to resign over breaking ministerial rules while others have openly squabbled about key government policies. The proposed new laws...

2005-09-15 09:47:20

By Madeline Chambers and Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - British police seized seven Algerians as national security threats on Thursday, hours before the government unveiled new plans to hold terrorism suspects without charge for up to three months. Britain said it would deport the men. A Home Office source said the men were all former defendants, accused but never convicted, of involvement in a 2002 plot to manufacture the deadly ricin poison. The arrests at dawn were the latest...

2005-07-17 16:08:15

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested six men in northern England under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday but said they were not directly linked to the July 7 bombings in London. A police spokesman said the arrests were made under the Terrorism Act 2000 in a suburb of the West Yorkshire town of Leeds, where two of the London bombers lived. "At this stage these arrests are not being linked to the events in London," West Yorkshire Police said in a statement, adding that officers were...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.