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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...

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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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‘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...

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‘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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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...

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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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Murdoch urged Brown to curb Brit Govt. pressure in phone hacking case


April 10th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.10 (ANI): Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet colleague has revealed that media baron Rupert Murdoch had used his political influence to curb pressure from Labour MPs in the ... 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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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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Gordon Brown ‘ordered’ Zardari to “take Osama bin Laden out”: WikiLeaks


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2(ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had ordered Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to have al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden killed, a diplomatic cable unveiled by the ... 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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Austerity: 2010’s most searched for term


December 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): 'Austerity' was the most-searched for term in 2010, and has been named Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year.Also making the top ten list was the word 'doppelganger'. Other ... Read more...

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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...

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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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WikiLeaks: Britain feared Gaddafi’s wrath


December 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Britain feared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would take harsh action against its interests if the Lockerbie bomber was not released, according to the US diplomatic cables ... 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...

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Wikileaks: ISI untrustworthy, Saudi officials told Holbrooke


December 7th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabian intelligence officials considered Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) "untrustworthy" and "thought 10 times before sharing any sensitive information with them", a Pakistani daily reported Tuesday, quoting ... Read more...

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ISI chief conspired against Zardari: WikiLeaks


December 4th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik had told then US ambassador Anne Patterson that it was not chief of army staff Gen. Ashfaq Kayani but ISI chief Gen. ... Read more...

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US wrote off ex-British PM Brown for his ‘abysmal track record’: Wikileaks cables


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3(ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was written off a year into his term by the United States, who mocked his 'abysmal track record' and treated his international ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks Disclosure: Sarkozy, an emperor sans clothes, Putin, an alpha dog


November 29th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Disclosures by the secret web site WikiLeaks have revealed that the Obama administration and its representatives in various foreign capitals described French President Nicholas Sarkozy as an "Emperor ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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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New book reveals how Ministers out for revenge turned against Gordon Brown


November 20th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20(ANI): Britain's Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman had played a pivotal role in an attempted coup against former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new book has revealed.According to ... Read more...

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Emma Thompson, Sam Taylor-Wood named Women Of The Year


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Emma Thompson, Florence Welch and Sam Taylor-Wood have received Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards.'Nanny McPhee' actress Thompson bagged a gong for Role Model of the ... Read more...

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Brown says Burmese poll sans Suu Kyi “masquerade of an election”


November 1st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that the world leaders are not doing enough to highlight the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi, the embodiment ... Read more...

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‘Simples’, ‘tweetheart’ and ‘fauxmance’ - new additions to dictionary!


October 27th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): It has been a while since the English dictionary was updated but now a string of new words have made their way to the latest Collins English ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown appointed as visiting fellow at Harvard


September 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown has been appointed as a visiting fellow at the prestigious American university of Harvard, it has been announced.Brown will kick ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown offers to lecture at $100,000


August 19th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is offering his services as a public speaker at a sum of $100,000 per lecture. Brown has asked an agency to put ... Read more...

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Brown aiming to pocket 64,000 pounds per public speaking engagement


August 19th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19(ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is reportedly aiming to secure bookings worth 64,000 pounds for speaking engagements in the Middle East and Asia.Anyone wishing to hire ... Read more...

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Lockerbie victims’ kin describe Megrahi release anniversary celebration a “kick in the face”


August 16th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Relatives of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has hit out at plans to organise a 'national party' in Libya to celebrate the first anniversary of ... Read more...

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