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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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Pakistani-British MP offers reward for Obama’s capture


April 16th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A Pakistani-origin member of the House of Lords was suspended from the Labour party after it was reported he had offered a reward of 10 ... Read more...

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‘Spy rock’ in Moscow was genuine, says UK ex-official


January 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) The "spy rock" row that damaged relations between Britain and Russia in early 2006 was not a work of fiction after all. British agents had placed ... Read more...

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BBC preparing for Blair’s death?


December 27th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Even as former British prime minister Tony Blair is aged just 58, the BBC has started filming his obituary!The "ghoulish" decision to ask former cabinet colleagues ... Read more...

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Underworld, Tagore and charity on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


December 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The book cart this weekend is a reflection of the diversity of new Indian writing. Browse with IANS.1. "Narcopolis"; Written by Jeet Thayil; Published ... Read more...

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Every child deserves education, says Kajol


December 11th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol, a mother of two, says education is the prime need of the society, and that every child must be educated to bring ... Read more...

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I feel like an NRI when in India: Cherie Blair


December 10th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, who was here Saturday to inaugurate the Loomba Foundation's annual charity dinner, says coming to ... Read more...

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Malaysian mock tribunal finds Bush, Blair guilty of ‘crimes against peace’


November 24th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Malaysian mock tribunal has convicted former U.S. President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of 'crimes against peace' over the 2003 ... Read more...

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Blair met Mittal over Kazakhstan deal: Report


October 30th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair met Indian-origin billionaire Lakshmi Mittal and struck a deal worth eight million pounds ($13 million) to clean up the image ... Read more...

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Pakistan paying heavily for mixing religion with politics: Blair


September 29th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan is "paying heavily" for its mistakes in the 1970s of mixing religion with politics and developing religious schools that promoted extremism, former British prime ... Read more...

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PM hosts lunch for Tony Blair


September 28th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday hosted a lunch at his residence for former British prime minister Tony Blair, who is here for a function ... Read more...

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I am a soccer fanatic: Blair


September 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said here Wednesday that he is a soccer fanatic, and was also the captain of an under-13 cricket team.Blair, ... Read more...

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Blair met Gaddafi aide before Lockerbie bomber’s release


September 25th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair and Prince Andrew had a secret meeting with a Muammar Gaddafi aide in London just before the Lockerbie bomber was ... Read more...

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War on terror not over: Tony Blair


September 11th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair says that even though "significant blows" have been struck in the war against terror, "it's not over".Blair said it was ... Read more...

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Tony Blair releases Chinese edition of his memoirs


August 30th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair inaugurated the Chinese edition of his memoirs, "A Journey", in Beijing Tuesday.In the book's preface, Blair, who served as the ... Read more...

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Who will get hold of Libya’s oil?


August 25th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) As Libyan rebels continue to capture large portions of the country, the question being asked is which of the world's biggest energy companies would get hold ... Read more...

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Tony Blair’s personal data hacked


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Personal details about former British prime minister Tony Blair have been hacked and released on the internet, The Sun reported Sunday.Names, addresses and phone numbers of ... Read more...

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Tony Blair reads the Quran every day


June 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair has become "increasingly open" about the importance of religion, and reads the Quran every day to be "faith-literate".Blair, who reportedly ... Read more...

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Prince William behind Tony Blair wedding snub due to personal hatred?


April 29th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): A prominent historian has claimed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was not invited to Friday's royal wedding because Prince William dislikes the politician and not ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair attends launch of Royal Mail stamps ‘dedicated’ to Subrata Roy


April 11th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): It has emerged that Cherie Blair recently accepted an invitation to attend the unveiling of stamps 'dedicated' to Indian billionaire Subrata Roy..The wife of former British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Before Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore was cast as Hillary Clinton


April 7th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Julianne Moore is set to play Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO adaptation of 'Game Change', but she was previously cast as Hillary Clinton for the network's ... Read more...

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Super 30 founder to share dais with Blair, others


March 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 25 (IANS) Anand Kumar, the founder of Bihar's famous Super 30 coaching centre, will share the dais with former British prime minister Tony Blair, Nobel winner Albert Fert ... Read more...

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Jimmy Choo wants to buy back shoe chain he co-founded 15yrs ago


March 20th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 20 (ANI): Datuk Jimmy Choo wants to buy back the eponymous shoe chain he co-founded more than a decade ago.The London-based Malaysian-born designer, whose haute couture shoes are coveted ... Read more...

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Blair urged Gaddafi to stop killing protesters during two telephone conversations this week


February 27th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 27 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has been condemned worldwide over his connections with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, had reportedly phoned the Libyan leader twice early this ... Read more...

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UK set to seize Gaddafi’s billions in London


February 25th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 25 (ANI): Britain is expected to seize billions of pounds in assets that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan regime have deposited in London, within a few days.Out of a ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son seeks friend Tony Blair’s “diplomatic” assistance in ‘crushing their enemies’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 25 (ANI): Colonel Gaddafi's son has urged former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to utilise his "diplomatic skills" in helping his father's regime in 'crushing their enemies'.A close ally ... Read more...

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Grameen Bank challenges government ownership claim


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has told foreign donors that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus-led Grameen Bank "is an organ of the state", a claim hotly denied by the rural ... Read more...

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‘Blair did no trust cabinet on ‘Iraq war discussions, feared leaks


January 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair did not trust his own cabinet and was "reluctant" to hold discussions with it on a proposal to go to war against ... Read more...

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Palestinian negotiators criticize ex-UK PM Blair for ‘Israeli bias’


January 27th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): Palestinian officials have criticized former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as being too paternalistic and of having a bias towards Israel's security needs over Palestinian economic needs.They accused Blair, ... Read more...

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Iraq war victims’ relatives shout, “it’s too late” as Blair regrets loss of lives


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Relatives of people who lost their lives in the Iraq war expressed anger at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the Chilcot Inquiry proceedings as he regretted ... Read more...

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Tony Blair was offered final chance to avoid Iraq invasion, Chilcot inquiry told


January 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given a final chance to opt out of the Iraq invasion by his foreign secretary Jack Straw, according to documents ... Read more...

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‘Tony Blair misled Brit MPs over going ahead with Iraq invasion without UN backing’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament when he suggested in 2003 that Britain could legally attack Iraq without the backing of the United Nations.The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Royals feared attack on Prince Charles at Diana’s funeral


January 17th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) British royal courtiers feared Prince Charles would be attacked by a member of the public at Princess Diana's funeral if he walked behind her coffin without his ... Read more...

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‘Cherie allowed to wear pendant to cope with number 10′


January 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair allowed his wife Cherie to wear a pendant to "ward off evil spirits" because she needed to be "slightly mad" to cope ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela was dismayed when “small man” Bush invaded Iraq


November 12th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Nelson Mandela had reportedly condemned former US President George W Bush as a "small man" who was seeking to dominate the world over his decision to invade Iraq, ... Read more...

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