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2006-06-28 12:29:27

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday that "control orders" confining six terrorism suspects to partial house arrest breached their human rights, throwing out a key plank of Prime Minister Tony Blair's security policy. Under the orders, terrorism suspects who have not been charged with a crime have been electronically tagged, confined to their houses for most of the day and banned from using computers and telephones or meeting people without...

2006-06-28 09:50:03

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday that "control orders" confining six terrorism suspects to partial house arrest breached their human rights, throwing out a key plank of Prime Minister Tony Blair's security policy. Under the orders, terrorism suspects who have not been charged with a crime have been electronically tagged, confined to their houses for most of the day and banned from using computers and phones or meeting people without...

2006-06-27 05:29:10

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced a new challenge to his authority on Tuesday when a former senior cabinet minister accused him of losing his "sense of purpose and direction." The outburst by Charles Clarke, a former Blair ally, heightened a sense of division and infighting within the Labor Party after nine years in power which has sent its popularity plunging. Blair, who led Labor to an unprecedented third straight election victory last...

2006-06-26 22:36:26

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced a new challenge to his authority on Tuesday when a former senior cabinet minister accused him of losing his "sense of purpose and direction." The extraordinary outburst by Charles Clarke, a former Blair ally, heightened a sense of division and infighting within the Labour Party after nine years in power which has sent its popularity plunging. Blair, who led the Labour Party to an unprecedented third...

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. In a speech at London University, Blair urged world leaders to do more to lift Africa out of poverty and tackle climate change, Britain's twin priorities as G8 President last year. He singled out trade as his main disappointment in the 2005...

2006-06-26 04:34:21

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that the Group of Eight had failed to make progress on some of the commitments it made at a summit last year to tackle global poverty. Writing in the Independent newspaper, Blair said the problems of poverty and climate change could not be solved "overnight," but urged more action, particularly on trade. "These are long-term problems and the solutions will be long-term too," he wrote in a joint...

2006-06-25 18:46:58

By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair has enlisted rock star Bob Geldof and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to help keep track of how wealthy countries live up to their aid commitments to Africa. Keeping track of pledges by countries known as the Group of Eight is a "full-time job" and while some pledges are on track, more needs to be done, Blair will say in a speech on Monday in London. Blair is setting up an independent Africa Panel, to be...

2006-06-23 13:04:24

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged tougher measures to tackle crime on Friday in an effort to reassert his leadership of the country and his ruling Labor Party in the face of bad press and heavy criticism. Months of damaging headlines accusing his government of being adrift on law, order and immigration issues, as well as a sex scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, have eroded the government's standing in the polls....

2006-06-23 12:11:49

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged tougher measures to tackle crime on Friday in an effort to reassert his leadership of the country and his ruling Labour Party in the face of bad press and heavy criticism. Months of damaging headlines accusing his government of being adrift on law, order and immigration issues, as well as a sex scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, have eroded the government's standing in the polls....

2006-06-15 10:57:51

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth stole a line from comedian Groucho Marx at a lunch on Thursday to mark her official 80th birthday this weekend. Reflecting on the realities of getting older, she told the 350 guests at London's Mansion House: "As Groucho Marx once said 'Anyone can get old -- all you have to do is live long enough."' Earlier, politicians, pop stars and military chiefs packed into St Paul's Cathedral for a special service for the octogenarian monarch, who...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.