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Britain paid record $30 bn to EU in 2011


August 1st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) British taxpayers paid a record 19.2 billion pounds ($30 billion) to the European Union last year, The Sun reported WednesdayOfficial statistics reveal that the British payments ... Read more...

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Sacks with British flag to be used to send aid


June 25th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A four-year ban on the use of the British flag has been waived, and sacks emblazoned with the Union Jack will now be used to distribute ... Read more...

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Tony Blair tried to get Saif Gaddafi place at Oxford


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) The Tony Blair-led Labour government in Britain had tried to pressurise Oxford University into giving Saif Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a place ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Gillard, discusses uranium issue


November 19th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard met here Saturday for a brief interaction to take forward discussions on selling ... Read more...

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Australia relents on lifting uranium ban, India hails move (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/Banglaore, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy reversal, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India and ... Read more...

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Australian signals lifting uranium ban, India hails move


November 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy shift, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India. New ... Read more...

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Labour spent government fund to teach officials drums


August 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) The former Labour government in Britain spent 38,000 pounds (around $62,000) in five years to teach officials of the Foreign Office how to play drums, a ... Read more...

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1,200 British kids expelled from school


August 30th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Over 1,200 pupils aged under seven have been expelled from British schools in the last five years for persistent misbehaviour and violence, a media report said ... Read more...

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Queen’s apology sought for Jallianwala massacre


May 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin Labour Party MP has asked the British monarch to formally apologize for the massacre of Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar and other ... Read more...

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Brit policy of sheltering terrorists made it ‘Londonistan’: WikiLeaks


April 27th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Britain ignored repeated warnings to stop granting asylum to Islamic extremists wanted in other countries for terrorism offences, resulting in the 2005 London Tube and bus bombings, according ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s fondness for British Foreign Secretaries


April 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's fondness for British Foreign Secretaries has once again come into the limelight.Clinton, 63, had first admitted to having a crush on ... Read more...

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Britain told US not to intervene in Lockerbie bomber release: Wikileaks


April 11th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Britain's envoy to the US had told America last year that it should not stop the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset-al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison, reveals the ... Read more...

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General Kayani major “obstacle” in almost done Indo-Pak deal on Kashmir


April 4th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been a major "obstacle" to an India-Pakistan deal on Kashmir, as both the neighbours were close to signing a ... Read more...

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US feared UK backed “sharia banks” could become centre of terrorist funding: Wikileaks


March 15th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Britain's support for "sharia banking" had raised concerns in America that London would ... Read more...

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3 out of 4 Brits are gambling addicts


February 16th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A survey has found that the number of gamblers in Britain has risen, with three out of four being gambling addicts.The survey by the Gambling Commission found 73 ... Read more...

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Number of gambling addicts in UK rising due to lax Gambling Act


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A survey has found that the number of gamblers in Britain has reached nearly half a million, thanks to the liberal gaming laws brought in by Labour.The survey ... Read more...

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British ministers ‘acted like lawyers for Libyans’ to secure Lockerbie bomber’s early release


February 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): The release of Whitehall papers have revealed that Britain's last Labour government had 'acted like lawyers for the Libyans' in securing the early release of Lockerbie bomber ... Read more...

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UK helped Libya secure Lockerbie bomber’s release: Secret documents


February 6th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Secret documents have revealed that British ministers had arranged to meet their Libyan counterparts to give them advice on how the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's could ... Read more...

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Krishna to renew pitch for uranium sale in Australia


January 17th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch to Australia, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, to review its reservations on selling uranium to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Australia, uranium sale, FTA on agenda


January 13th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) India will press Australia to review its ban on the sale of uranium to New Delhi and discuss the contours of a free trade ... Read more...

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SA Judge in Brit-Indian honeymooner’s trial dodged by controversy


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Jan 2 (ANI): The family members of Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire accused of conspiring to have his wife killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town, have expressed fears that ... Read more...

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Former Kiwi PM accused US of ‘bullying’ over Fahrenheit 9/11 film screening


December 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Former New Zealand Helen Clark has alleged that the US Embassy in Wellington used "outright bullying" and "unprofessional" conduct in complaining when the ruling Labour Party held a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi govt “death squad” trained by UK counter-terrorism officers: Wikileaks


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that British officers have been training Rapid Action Battalion(RAB), a paramilitary force accused by human rights ... Read more...

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Mandela, Karzai, Gaddafi among WikiLeaks’ new releases


November 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks will release a whole cache of secret diplomatic messages to the US related to former South African president Nelson Mandela, Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai and ... Read more...

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New WikiLeaks files ‘to reveal American criticism of Mandela’


November 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' would soon reveal that Nelson Mandela is among the world leaders believed to have been criticised US diplomatic files that are to be leaked. ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘more dangerous than crack cocaine’: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A new controversial study has revealed that alcohol is a more dangerous 'drug' than heroin and crack cocaine because of the harm it causes to the individual and ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown branded ’scruffy’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Peter Mandelson has dubbed former UK PM Gordon Brown "a cross between a snowplough and a combine harvester"- saying he couldn't even fix his own tie.Mandelson, who ... Read more...

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UK Government to Track Every Email and Website Visit


October 21st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In December, the UK government Coalition came up with plans to monitor and track every email, and web site visit, as well as when, where, and to and ... Read more...

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Nazi bomb under Britain’s Olympic stadium?


October 10th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) There may be an unexploded Nazi bomb under the Olympic stadium in Britain, a media report said Sunday.The device is feared to be near the surface of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rod Stewart considering moving back to Britain for kids


October 8th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Rockstar Rod Stewart is preparing to bid adieu to the US and move back to Britain.Rod, 65, and pregnant wife Penny Lancaster, 39, consider Britain schools better and ... Read more...

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UK taxpayers’ money being spent on hookers?


August 16th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Under a scheme started by the Labour Government in UK, taxpayers' money is reportedly being spent sending disabled people to hookers and lap dancing clubs.In addition to this, ... Read more...

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Under Chingoka, no cricket ties with Zimbabwe: Britain


August 15th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson says the England cricket team will be discouraged from playing Zimbabawe until its board severs ties with the Robert Mugabe regime. ... Read more...

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“Massages and pleasure trips” typified Brown govt MP’s “Culture of excess”


August 13th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): "Culture of excess" seems to have flourished during the term of Gordon Brown's Labour government in the United Kingdom as the most detailed breakdown of Government spending ... Read more...

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Common ground takes India, Britain ties to new level (Roundup)


July 30th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Joining hands against terror sourced in Pakistan, India and Britain Thursday resolved to intensify their counter-terror cooperation and ramp up economic and cultural ties to a ... Read more...

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Cameron agrees to ink nuke deal with India against official advice


July 28th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 28 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has shooed aside official advice and agreed to lift a ban on the export of nuclear technology and components to India.According to ... Read more...

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