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Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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Greece poised for further spending cuts


February 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and leaders of the country's political parties have agreed to further cut spending by 1.5 percent of GDP, the Greek ... Read more...

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Tories clinch majority in Canada polls


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 3 (ANI): Canadians have handed the Conservative Party its long-coveted majority after a game-changing election that boosted the New Democrats to the Official Opposition, decimated the Bloc Québécois and humbled ... Read more...

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Britain not to give immunity to Musa Kusa


April 4th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has declined to give immunity to Libyan ex-foreign minister Musa Kusa from prosecution in Britain.However, he has not ruled out granting ... Read more...

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UK firms guilty of sexualisation of children to be prosecuted


December 5th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): The British government will soon put in place new stringent laws that will allow it to prosecute companies who issue advertisements, magazine images or clothing that leads ... Read more...

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Brit smokers to clock in and out under new council plans


September 28th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): In a move to get workers in Britain to do equal amount of work, the council has decided to force smoking staff to clock off whenever they go ... Read more...

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US politician dabbled in witchcraft, tape reveals


September 20th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Republican leader who is contesting the US Senate election scheduled in November this year, has admitted that she once dabbled in witchcraft. Christine O'Donnell, the Republican nominee from ... Read more...

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Cameron warns Pakistan against exporting terror to India


July 28th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday warned Pakistan against exporting terrorism to India, Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world. "We want to see a strong, stable and ... Read more...

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British coalition government vows to ’shake up political system’


May 25th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (DPA) Britain's Conservative-Liberal coalition government Tuesday vowed to "shake up the political system" with an ambitious reform agenda while at the same time making the reduction of the ... Read more...

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British PM to visit Paris, Berlin


May 20th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (DPA) David Cameron will leave Thursday for his first overseas visits as Britain's new prime minister - travelling to Paris and Berlin for trips expected to be dominated ... Read more...

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Gloves off for allies in British constituency


May 17th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Elections in Britain's Thirsk and Malton constituency will be the first test for Britain's Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Polls were postponed following the death of a candidate and ... Read more...

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David Cameron promises special relationship with India


May 12th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): David Cameron, the newly elected Prime Minister of United Kingdom has promised to build a new social relationship with India and support New Delhi's proposal for a ... Read more...

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The New British PM - David Cameron


May 12th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Eton and Oxford educated Conservative leader David Cameron, 43, has become the 53rd prime minister of Britain, ending 13 years of Labour rule and giving the country ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Cameron, invites him to India


May 12th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated his new British counterpart David Cameron and hoped that he will further strengthen relations between Britain and India. Manmohan Singh also ... Read more...

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New British PM, David Cameron Not The Youngest Ever


May 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Conservative leader David Cameron at 43 is one of the youngest prime minister's of Britain - an achievement shadowed only by the fact that William Pitt became ... Read more...

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David Cameron: New British PM Moves To 10 Downing Street


May 12th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Promising a "proper and full coalition government", Conservative leader David Cameron moved into No. 10 Downing Street as Britain's new prime minister, shortly after Labour's Gordon Brown ... Read more...

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David Cameron Takes Office as New British PM


May 12th, 2010 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Conservative leader David Cameron was Tuesday appointed as Britain's new prime minister by Queen Elizabeth II, ending the 13-year rule of the Labour Party led by Gordon ... Read more...

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Treachery, cry Tories after Clegg and Brown talk


May 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Conservatives have savaged Liberal Democrats after the latter sought a deal with Labour leader and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, with a senior Tory leader saying: "These people ... Read more...

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Clegg was among last to know about Brown decision


May 11th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats leader who holds the key to government formation in Britain, was told about Prime Minister Gordon Brown's offer to step down only ... Read more...

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Cameron gets closer to 10 Downing Street (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Tory leader David Cameron was tantalisingly close to getting the keys to 10 Downing Street Monday after his party inched closer to a deal with the Liberal Democrats ... Read more...

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David Cameron met Queen dressed as rabbit


May 10th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) David Cameron, the Conservative leader in the race to become the next prime minister of Britain, met the Queen dressed as a rabbit - in a school play ... Read more...

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Brown subjects Clegg to telephone ‘rant’


May 8th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly got angry and launched a "diatribe" and a "rant" at Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg during a telephone call over suggestion ... Read more...

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In uncertain Britain, Liberal Democrats ponder


May 8th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who has emerged as the kingmaker after British elections threw up the first hung parliament since 1974, is meeting his MPs Saturday ... Read more...

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British election leaves all options open (Roundup)


May 7th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (DPA) Britain's general election produced a stalemate Friday which left open the prospect of a new, Conservative-led government or a continuation of Labour rule. An intense battle for power ... Read more...

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David Cameron, friend of India, could be new British PM


May 7th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) If the Conservatives do dislodge the Labour from power after finishing on top in a hung parliament, the man most likely to occupy 10 Downing Street and be ... Read more...

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Hung parliament in Britain, parties hunt for numbers (Third Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Britain was saddled Friday with its first hung parliament since 1974 after a bitterly fought election stripped the Labour of its governing majority but left the Conservatives ... Read more...

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David Cameron Shines In The British Election 2010


May 7th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Britain, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The national exit poll in the British elections which was released yesterday predicts that the Conservatives have secured 305 seats in the total 650 seats ... Read more...

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Hung parliament in Britain sparks intense power struggle (Evening Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Britain headed Friday to its first hung parliament since 1974 after the Labour lost its parliamentary majority and the Conservatives struggled to cross the half-way mark, leaving the ... Read more...

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Thousands unable to vote in British polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Thousands of people in the British general election were unable to vote Thursday night as they were turned away after the polling stations closed. The British Electoral Commission ... Read more...

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Nick Clegg may play kingmaker in a hung British parliament


May 7th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg may hold the key to power as the election results, as per early exit polls, point to a hung parliament. Clegg faces ... Read more...

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Labour has lost mandate to govern: David Cameron


May 7th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Conservative leader David Cameron Friday morning asked Gordon Brown to vacate No.10 Downing Street as Labour "had clearly lost its mandate to govern". Exit polls show that the ... Read more...

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Britain gears up for second TV electoral debate


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (DPA) Britain's main political party leaders were Thursday gearing up for a second round of televised debate amid signs that the campaign for the May 6 general election ... Read more...

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Less than 5 in 10 Asians to vote in May 6 UK poll


April 19th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.19 (ANI): Just forty-four percent of Asians said they would vote on May 6, a poll for digital radio station BBC Asian Network found.According to the Daily Express, people of ... Read more...

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Most office goers think their bosses are authoritarian or secretive


April 13th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Majority of workers think that their bosses are authoritarian, bureaucratic or secretive, reveals a survey.However, only one in ten workers believes his or her boss is accessible ... Read more...

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Brown announces May 6 general elections


April 6th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.6 (ANI): General election will be held in Britain on May 6, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced on Tuesday after visiting Buckingham Palace.Brown had earlier held a Cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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