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2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Esther Walker After nine years on Channel 4's teen magazine show, June Sarpong is moving on - and using the power of showbiz to get to get young women interested in politics. Esther Walker hears why June Sarpong has always been a bit political. The 31-year-old might be best known to teenagers as the anchor of the Channel 4 Sunday morning magazine T4 - but she is known in Westminster as the ex-girlfriend of David Lammy, the former arts minister. She works for several charities, such as...

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2007-03-14 07:45:00

LONDON -- The British government proposed bold new environmental legislation Tuesday that would set legally binding, long-term limits on carbon emissions - a move it hopes will prompt the United States, China and India to follow suit. The climate change bill would be the first legislation in an industrialized country to spell out such long-range goals, including a carbon budget set every five years that would cap CO2 levels and create an independent body to report on progress. The legislation...

2007-02-14 10:08:46

BERLIN (AP) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the moment was right to come up with new measures to combat global warming and vowed that the world's industrialized countries would push strongly this year for new emissions goals. At a news conference after a meeting in Berlin, Merkel and Blair said they agreed to convene an international meeting on climate change in May to prepare for the Group of Eight summit in the north German resort of...

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2006-10-30 10:10:00

LONDON -- Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a British government report said Monday, as the country launched a bid to convince doubters that environmentalism and economic growth can coincide. Prime Minister Tony Blair said unabated climate change would eventually cost the world the equivalent of between 5 percent and 20 percent of global gross domestic product each year. He called for "bold and decisive action"...

2006-09-06 06:17:26

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will be replaced as British Prime Minister by the end of July 2007, newspapers reported on Wednesday, signaling the start of a leadership battle which some fear may paralyze government for months. Two senior ministers and Blair allies have said this week they expect the prime minister to be gone within a year and the pressure increased on Wednesday when a junior minister quit over the uncertainty surrounding the departure date. Finance...

2006-09-06 05:58:18

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will be replaced as British Prime Minister by the end of July 2007, newspapers reported on Wednesday, signaling the start of a leadership battle which some fear may paralyze government for months. Finance Minister Gordon Brown is widely expected to succeed Blair as leader of the Labour Party and the country, and several leading political figures said it was vital the two men map out a joint leadership plan. But others insist there must...

2006-09-06 03:57:39

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will end his premiership on July 26 next year, British newspapers reported on Wednesday, but must confirm this date publicly if he is to stem a revolt by frustrated members of his ruling Labour party. Newspapers splashed Summer 2007 departure dates across their front pages, saying Blair had caved in to increasing pressure from Labour parliamentarians who had demanded a clear timetable. The Sun tabloid said Blair would step down as Labour...

2006-09-06 03:51:53

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun newspaper reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of the Labour Party on May 31, less than a month after his tenth anniversary in office. He...

2006-09-06 03:43:30

Corrects spelling of Environment Minister David Miliband, not Milliband By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun newspaper reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of the Labour Party...

2006-09-06 02:50:16

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of Labour on May 31, less than a month after his tenth anniversary in office. He would resign as prime...


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