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2005-11-09 13:48:07

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair insisted on Wednesday his authority was not damaged after suffering a first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister and said he would not quit.

2005-11-09 12:45:42

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair suffered his first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister on Wednesday over new counter-terrorist powers, raising fresh questions about his authority.

2005-11-09 12:16:03

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair suffered his first major parliamentary defeat as prime minister on Wednesday, over plans to let police hold terrorist suspects for up to 90 days without charge.

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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