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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rekindling hopes: Manmohan signals a course correction (News Analysis)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with the senior officials from North Block earlier this week after taking charge of the finance ministry again, his speech was short and to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Average person looks like ‘Steven Gerrard or Lorraine Kelly’


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new iPhone app called Celebalike has come up with a way to tell which celebrity has the average look. That sense means a celebrity who looks ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China, Britain to strengthen strategic relation


September 17th, 2011 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) China and Britain have agreed to strengthen their strategic relationship, a government statement said.Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met former British prime minister Gordon Brown ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss science and technology


September 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Britain Friday held discussions to further their cooperation in science and technology.Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar held talks with former British ... Read more...

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Ed Miliband ‘dated Andrew Marr’s super-injunction lover’


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): It has emerged that Labour leader Ed Miliband had a fling with the former lover of Andrew Marr involved in his 'super-injunction'.The two met about 10 years ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan should do more to make Mumbai attackers accountable’ (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 30th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Asserting that Pakistan needs to do more to bring the 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers to justice, former British foreign secretary David Miliband has asked western ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Pakistan should do more to make Mumbai attackers accountable’


April 30th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Asserting that Pakistan needs to do more to bring the 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers to justice, former British foreign secretary David Miliband has asked western ... 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...

Posted in World |

Not offended for not being invited to wedding: Blair


April 29th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Former prime minister Tony Blair has said that he was not offended at not being invited to Friday's wedding of Prince William with Kate Middleton.He ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blair, Brown not invited to Wills-Kat wedding


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
However, their Conservative predecessors, Sir John Major and Baroness Thatcher have been invited."It appears odd that surviving prime ministers other than Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have rightly been invited to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cameron doesn’t want Brown to be next IMF chief


April 19th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron believes the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief should be anybody from "China, India or south east Asia", not ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UK PM Cameron to block Brown’s IMF bid


April 19th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that he will block a potential bid by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to become the managing director of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gordon Brown a ‘clear favorite’ to be next IMF head


April 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is emerging as the first choice for becoming the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Presently, Brown is in ... Read more...

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Pregnant woman told to give up her seat so Gordon Brown could fly Club Class


March 27th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A heavily pregnant woman was left furious after she was told to give up her British Airways seat so former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown could fly ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown ‘blocked knighthood’ for Apple founder Steve Jobs


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown apparently blocked an honorary knighthood for Apple founder Steve Jobs.The then-Prime Minister refused to knight Jobs in 2009 because he turned ... Read more...

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Sarah Brown reveals embarrassing royal faux pas in memoir


February 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Sarah Brown, the wife of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has revealed details of her life in the spotlight, including an embarrassing royal faux pas, in ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown was billed for 200 breakfasts when he left No 10


February 20th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): When the Browns were packing up to leave Downing Street, they were presented with a bill for 200 breakfasts.In what became famous as the 'Battle of the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s sleazy political generation should retire: Mayor of Florence


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's, who is embroiled in controversies pertaining to his sexcapades, has been slammed by the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi.The 36-year-old said that ... Read more...

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Sarah Brown ‘claims Berlusconi once asked for Naomi Campbell’s number’


February 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah has revealed that Silvio Berlusconi, the embattled Italian Prime Minister, once asked for the phone number of supermodel Naomi ... Read more...

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US spied on UK Foreign Office to gather crucial information about ministers: Wikileaks


February 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): The United States had ordered its diplomats to spy and gather information about the weaknesses of British Foreign Office ministers, and the strains in their professional relationships, ... Read more...

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Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of 2003 invasion of Iraq: Straw


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): Former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 British adults did not work under Labour regime


January 27th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): Over half-a-million British adults and a quarter of a million children failed to find work when the Labour Party was in power, official figures have revealed.According to The ... Read more...

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Brown ‘asked police whether his phone had been hacked while he was PM’


January 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked the Metropolitan Police during his term whether his phone had been hacked, it emerged yesterday.And he has yet to receive ... Read more...

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Tony Blair didn’t have a cell phone during his PM tenure


January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have a less well-known distinction - their attitude towards mobile phones.While Blair never had one during his tenure ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

UK slams Obama’s ‘France is America’s biggest ally’ comments


January 12th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): British political observers have criticised US President Barack Obama's recent statement that France is America's biggest ally, warning that such a message can undermine American-British ties."We ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gordon Brown’s ‘bigoted woman’ gaffe among ‘top 10 quotes of 2010′


December 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Yale University has released a list of top 10 quotes of 2010 that created buzz through out the year.Gordon Brown's "bigoted woman" comments have put him alongside ... Read more...

Posted in World |

By going public with criticism, ex- UK army chief lost Brown Government’s trust


December 13th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 13 (ANI): Former British Army chief General Sir Richard Dannatt did not always have a good relationship" with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown because he had a habit of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai told Brown that Pak “actually a more violent country than Afghanistan”: Leaks


December 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 9 (ANI): Given an increase in al Qaeda training activity in Pakistan, it is a more violent country than Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the then British Prime ... Read more...

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UK feared Col Gaddafi ‘could cut off its knees’ if Lockerbie bomber was not released


December 8th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Britain feared the fact that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could "cut us off at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WikiLeaks founder ’sends out 100,000 copies of secret files as insurance’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has revealed that he has sent out 100,000 encrypted versions of secret files in case anything happens to him.Assange acknowledged there had been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gordon Brown weak, unstable: US diplomats told Obama


November 28th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) US diplomats had described Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown and his government as weak and unstable in secret briefings to US President Barack Obama, which could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brown Govt. was paranoid, weak and unstable: US diplomats


November 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): Secret briefings by US diplomats to President Barack Obama have described the government of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as paranoid, weak and unstable.According to the Daily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How Brown used Sarkozy to wreck Blair’s dream of becoming Euro Prez


November 28th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrecked Tony Blair's dream of becoming President of Europe by provoking a heated row with Nicolas Sarkozy, reveals a book.The French ... Read more...

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