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2006-08-24 08:14:03

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - A secret British court ruled on Thursday that a terrorism suspect can be deported to Algeria, endorsing a key element in Prime Minister Tony Blair's security strategy that has been criticized by human rights groups. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruled that the suspect, identified only as "Y," was a danger to national security, and that improvements in Algeria's human rights record made it possible for him to be sent back there....

2006-08-06 13:35:51

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair held talks on Sunday with President Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Jacques Chirac on diplomatic efforts to end the war in Lebanon, officials said. "The prime minister has had long phone conversations with Bush and with Putin about how to secure the maximum support for the U.N. resolution (on Lebanon) and to get agreement as soon as possible to that resolution," a spokesman for Blair said. The flurry of...

2006-08-06 12:07:18

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair held talks on Sunday with President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin on securing rapid agreement on the U.N. resolution on Lebanon, a spokesman said. "The prime minister has had long phone conversations with Bush and with Putin about how to secure the maximum support for the U.N. resolution and to get agreement as soon as possible to that resolution," a spokesman for Blair said. "He will speak to (French President Jacques)...

2006-08-05 16:22:34

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched through London on Saturday to demand a halt to the Lebanon war and protest against the British government's failure to call for an immediate ceasefire. Waving flags and banners, protesters booed and yelled "Ceasefire now!" and "Shame on you" as they passed the entrance to Downing Street, where British Prime Minister Tony Blair lives. A pile of children's shoes was left at a nearby war memorial to symbolize children's...

2006-08-05 08:47:32

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands marched through London to demand a halt to the Lebanon war on Saturday as the British government tried to deflect criticism that it has failed to call for an immediate ceasefire. Prime Minister Tony Blair's government has come under fire at home for following U.S. President George W. Bush's lead on the conflict between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas and refusing to call for an immediate halt to hostilities. Thousands of...

2006-08-03 08:54:58

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair signaled on Thursday that he did not object to the United States using British airports to dispatch weapons to Israel, provided procedures were obeyed. Britain complained last week about the United States failing to follow proper procedures after newspapers reported that two U.S. flights loaded with bombs for Israel had refuelled at Prestwick airport in Scotland. Blair's spokesman said over the weekend that President Bush had...

2006-08-01 17:43:26

By Adrian Croft LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Syria and Iran on Tuesday that they risked a confrontation if they continued to support terrorism and export instability to Iraq and elsewhere. In a speech urging a rethink of the West's strategy to defeat extremism in the Middle East, Blair accused Iran and Syria of helping extreme factions in Iraq and backing militant groups in Lebanon and Palestine. Blair said the international community should tell...

2006-07-31 16:55:00

By Adrian Croft and Timothy Gardner LOS ANGELES -- Britain and California will agree on Monday to work together to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming. As part of the agreement, Britain and the U.S. state will investigate whether they can cooperate on an emissions trading scheme, said a spokesman for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will launch the agreement in California later on Monday. Most scientists link greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted from the burning...

2006-07-30 16:01:51

By Adrian Croft SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have agreed to make "one final effort" to revive stalled global trade talks, Blair said on Sunday, voicing hope it could take place within weeks. The two men reached the decision when they met at the White House on Friday, Blair said in the text of a speech he was due to deliver to executives of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp at Pebble Beach, California on Sunday evening. Global free trade...

2006-07-29 22:05:47

By Adrian Croft SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair talked to President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac on the Mideast crisis on Saturday, his spokesman said, as the diplomatic drive for a UN resolution aimed at ending the conflict in the Middle East gathered pace. Blair said earlier on Saturday he believed it was possible to reach agreement on a peacekeeping force for Lebanon within days, possibly paving the way for a halt to fighting...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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