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UK firm ends Congo tin purchases

Friday, September 18th 2009, 21:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

British metals giant AMC suspends tin ore purchases from DR Congo over concerns sales are financing conflict.
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Fury at Lockerbie bomber's claim

Friday, September 18th 2009, 21:40
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer fiercely criticises a move by the convicted Lockerbie bomber to protest his innocence.
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Key Kercher evidence criticised

Friday, September 18th 2009, 16:09
related countries: Italy Italy

A defence witness in the Italian trial over the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher discounts key evidence.
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UK officers train Libyan police

Friday, September 18th 2009, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Libya Libya

Northern Irish officers have been travelling to Libya over the past two years to help to train its police, the BBC has learned.
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UK 'must accept jungle migrants'

Friday, September 18th 2009, 8:29

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Britain should accept some migrants from the illegal camp in Calais known as "the jungle".
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'Time against' Afghanistan forces

Friday, September 18th 2009, 4:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Troops in southern Afghanistan do not have time on their side, but success remains possible, a British major general says.
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Generals warn of high Afghan stakes

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two senior Western generals in near simultaneous speeches warn of the dangers of failure in Afghanistan.
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We were not good enough - Strauss

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Andrew Strauss criticises yet another abject England display following their sixth successive one-day defeat by Australia.
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Australia humiliate sorry England

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 20:47
related countries: Australia Australia

England's batsmen fail again as Australia stroll to a 111-run win in the sixth one-day international and remain on course for a 7-0 whitewash.
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Ivory Coast deal is 'not enough'

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 18:26
related places: London

Ivory Coast toxic waste victims say an initial compensation deal agreed with a London-based oil firm does not go far enough.
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Live - England v Australia

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:04
related countries: Australia Australia

England lose their seventh wicket as they edge closer to a humiliating defeat by Australia in the sixth match at Trent Bridge.
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France to close migrant 'jungle'

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 20:11
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

France announces it will soon close the camp in Calais known as "the jungle", where migrants gather to try to reach the UK.
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UK unemployment at 12-year high

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 14:26

The number of people out of work in the UK has risen by 210,000 in the three months to July, the latest official figures show.
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Wright ruled out of England games

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 11:15
related countries: Australia Australia

All-rounder Luke Wright will miss England's remaining two one-day matches against Australia after being ruled out with a toe injury.
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Bank crisis lessons 'not learned'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 14:32

A year after Lehman Brothers collapsed, a UK think tank echoes President Obama's warnings about complacency in banking.
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Burley remains as Scotland boss

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 12:10

George Burley will continue as Scotland manager, the Scottish Football Association has confirmed.
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Boxing star found dead by manager

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: London

A medal-winning Irish Olympic boxer is found dead at his south London flat by his manager, Frank Maloney.
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UK airline plot trio get life terms

Monday, September 14th 2009, 16:51

Three men who plotted to blow up transatlantic flights with liquid bombs receive minimum jail terms of between 32 and 40 years.
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UK officials to seek 'bomb plot' retrial

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 1:14

The Director of Public Prosecutions will seek a retrial on conspiracy charges of three men who were cleared of plotting to bomb transatlantic flights.
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Collingwood & Anderson given rest

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:25
related countries: Australia Australia

England will rest James Anderson and Paul Collingwood for two and three matches respectively in their one-day international series against Australia.
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UK apology after Turing petition

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:20

Prime Minister Brown says he is sorry for the "appalling" way World War II code-breaker Alan Turing was treated for being gay.
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UK 'could face blackouts by 2016'

Friday, September 11th 2009, 0:40

The UK could face blackouts as green energy is not coming on stream fast enough, the government's new energy adviser has told the BBC.
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Obama tackles UK PM on Lockerbie

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

US President Barack Obama voices his disappointment directly to UK PM Gordon Brown over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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UK consul is murdered in Jamaica

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 19:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Montego Bay

A British honorary consul has been murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Foreign Office confirms.
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England Women humbled in Euro final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 17:48
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany are crowned European champions after beating England's women 6-2 in an entertaining final.
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Live - Women's Euro 2009 final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 15:14
related countries: Finland Finland, Germany Germany
related places: Helsinki

England women face their German counterparts in the European Championship final in Helsinki, Finland.
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Capello to keep England grounded

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 13:35

England boss Fabio Capello tells his players to keep their "feet on the floor" after qualifying for the World Cup with a 100% record.
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Pop star launches Nepal campaign

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 10:04
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The British pop star Geri Halliwell launches a campaign to stop violence against women in Nepal.
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Freed reporter says Afghan road 'safe'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A journalist whose rescue in Afghanistan left a British soldier and three Afghans dead thanks the soldiers who saved him.
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'Most against' UK troops in Iraq

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 6:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Six out of 10 people think British troops should not have gone to Iraq, a National Army Museum poll suggests.
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Capello hails 'best' England win

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 21:39
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Coach Fabio Capello calls England's 5-1 victory over Croatia the "best performance" under him as the squad qualifies for the 2010 World Cup finals.
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White condemns England to defeat

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 21:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Cameron White hits 105 as Australia open up a 3-0 lead over England in the one-day series.
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Superb England hit five to qualify

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 20:49
related countries: Croatia Croatia

England book their place at the 2010 World Cup finals with two games to spare as an outstanding performance sees them thrash Croatia 5-1 at Wembley.
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Live - International football

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 16:30
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, Slovakia Slovakia

England qualify for the World Cup after hammering Croatia, Netherlands end Scotland's dream, Northern Ireland lose 2-0 to Slovakia and Wales are beaten by Russia.
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Four die in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A kidnapped Western journalist is freed in a raid in Afghanistan, but a UK soldier and three Afghan civilians are killed.
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EU trio call for UN Afghan summit

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 13:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Britain, France and Germany urge the UN to hold a major conference on Afghanistan's future by the end of the year.
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UK pardons Liverpool fan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 12:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Liverpool

Britain's justice secretary orders the release of Liverpool fan Michael Shields, convicted of attempted murder in Bulgaria.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 11:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 10:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan rescue bid

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A member of the British forces is killed during a rescue operation for a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
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Bilic explains England comments

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:45
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Italy Italy

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic insists he was praising England when he said they had lost their "Englishness" under Italian manager Fabio Capello.
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Planes 'to reset UK climate targets'

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:34

The UK may have to cut greenhouse gases even more dramatically if it pushes ahead with plans for aviation growth.
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UK reporter freed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan is freed by Nato troops, but his translator dies in the raid, reports say.
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UK warns climate deal at risk

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 14:24

There is a "real danger" that a UN climate deal will not be reached this year, says the UK's foreign secretary.
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T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 13:35

T-Mobile and Orange are planning to merge their UK businesses - creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers
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Burley prepares Scots for battle

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Boss George Burley says Scotland need to be at their best to beat the Netherlands in Wednesday's vital World Cup tie.
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Foiling jet plot 'a close thing'

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

The conviction of the airline bomb plotters vindicates intelligence efforts which at times strained UK-US relations, UK officials say.
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Do you feel safer travelling by air?

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

After three men are convicted of a plot to blow up airliners between Britain and the US, is it time to ease the rigorous security checks at airports?
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Al-Qaeda role?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 20:10

The British man being linked to the airline bomb plot
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Easter Island hat mystery 'solved'

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 22:56

UK researchers believe they can now better describe how the famous Easter Island statues got their red hats.
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UK PM backs bid for Libya pay-out

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 21:56
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the UK will back compensation claims made against Libya by families of IRA victims.
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Aussies see off misfiring England

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 17:18

England throw away a strong position to lose the second one-dayer at Lord's and go 2-0 down in the seven-match series.
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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 17:00

Two potentially key genes linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease have been uncovered by UK researchers.
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Live - England v Australia

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 16:26
related countries: Australia Australia

England slump to a 39-run defeat in the second one-day international at Lord's to go 2-0 down in the series.
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Live - International football

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 18:07
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Poland Poland, Slovenia Slovenia

Scotland keep their World Cup dream alive by beating Macedonia, N Ireland earn a crucial draw in Poland and England see off Slovenia in a friendly.
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 13:07
related places: Lockerbie

Trade and oil played a part in the decision to include Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in a prisoner transfer agreement, a UK minister admits.
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Bonus row opens up G20 divisions

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 8:10
related places: London

Divisions emerge among G20 finance ministers, meeting in London, about how to curb excessive bank bonuses.
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Strauss demands more from batsmen

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss says England's top order must start making bigger scores after losing the one-day series opener to Australia.
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Boosting economy to top G20 talks

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:48
related places: London

Finance officials from the G20 are to outline a commitment to boosting the global economy when they meet in London later.
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How can strategy in Afghanistan improve?

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gordon Brown has defended Britain's Afghanistan mission, saying that its aims are "achievable". Do you agree?
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Joint call for bank bonus rules

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 20:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The Group of 20 nations must adopt "binding rules" to regulate bank behaviour, the leaders of the UK, France and Germany say.
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Iraq body confirmed as UK hostage

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 17:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A body handed to UK authorities in Iraq has been identified as that of Alec MacLachlan - one of five Britons seized in Baghdad in 2007.
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Terror raid pair back in Pakistan

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 12:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two Pakistani students arrested over unproven terror charges in Britain in April return to Pakistan.
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England suffer Denly injury scare

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

England's Joe Denly could miss Friday's first one-day international against Australia after injuring his knee playing football.
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What's your memory of war declaration?

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:47

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany exactly 70 years ago. What are your memories of the day?
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 5:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed in southern Afghanistan, the UK's Ministry of Defence says.
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British PM denies Libya cover-up

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:14
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says there was "no conspiracy, no cover-up" over the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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Lockerbie questions dog UK premier

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 9:52
related places: Lockerbie

Britain's prime minister is urged by the opposition to be "straight" with the public about the Lockerbie bomber's release.
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Australia coach to return early

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 7:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will allow coach Tim Nielsen to return home after the fourth of their seven one-day internationals against England.
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Murray starts with convincing win

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:22
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match at Flushing Meadows.
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London mayor to make plea to EU

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 5:31
related places: London

The Mayor of London says EU plans to regulate hedge funds are a "blatant attack" on the city's role as a financial centre.
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Collingwood defends abandonment

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 19:06
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Paul Collingwood says the umpires were right to call off the second Twenty20 international against Australia at Old Trafford.
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Twenty20 live - England v Australia

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The second Twenty20 international between England and Australia at Old Trafford is abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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Gay wins 100m in Gateshead

Monday, August 31st 2009, 16:36
related places: Gateshead

Phillips Idowu and Lisa Dobriskey are the pick of Britain's World Championship medallists at a rain-hit British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Monday, August 31st 2009, 12:51
related places: Gateshead

World Champions Jess Ennis and Phillips Idowu all starred at the British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Plumbers please - blocked toilets delay Bangladesh flight

Monday, August 31st 2009, 12:40
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A Bangladesh airlines flight to London is delayed by nearly 10 hours - because all five of the plane's toilets were blocked.
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Capello recalls Crouch and Lennon

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 19:20
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovenia Slovenia

Fabio Capello recalls Spurs pair Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch to his England squad for the friendly with Slovenia and World Cup qualifier versus Croatia.
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UK denies Megrahi trade deal

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 18:15
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The justice secretary says fresh reports that the Lockerbie bomber's release was linked to Libya trade talks are untrue.
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England spared by Manchester rain

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Manchester

England's Twenty20 match with Australia at Old Trafford is abandoned as a no result because of rain.
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Chinook blown up in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 15:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK forces deliberately destroy a Chinook helicopter after it was badly damaged in a "hard landing" in Helmand province.
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UK 'backed down' over Megrahi

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 7:39
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw dropped a demand to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from a Libyan prisoner swap accord.
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Iceland to pay back lost cash

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:06
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

The Icelandic parliament votes in favour of repaying more than $5bn (£3bn) to the governments of the UK and the Netherlands.
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Wenger angry over Eduardo charge

Friday, August 28th 2009, 14:04

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accuses Uefa of conducting a "witch-hunt" after it charges Eduardo with diving against Celtic in the Champions League.
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US Afghan 'row' worries British diplomat

Friday, August 28th 2009, 0:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Lord Ashdown has said reported US criticism of the Afghan elections could "de-legitimise the whole process".
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British clubs avoid Euro giants

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 17:27

The five British clubs in the Champions League are handed favourable draws for the group stage of the competition.
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Live - Uefa Europa League

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:59

Aston Villa and Hearts crash out of Europe, Fulham and Everton are into the Uefa Europa League group stage and Man City beat Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup second round.
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Britons accused over Saddam oil

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 12:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Two British oil traders have been charged with breaching United Nations sanctions on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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Should banks be more socially responsible?

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:00

The UK's financial watchdog says the banking sector is beyond a 'socially reasonable size'. Do you agree?
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UK ambassador backs mission

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 2:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The UK ambassador in Kabul defends the use of the military to protect elections in Afghanistan, despite low voter turnout.
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Soldier and son

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 1:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK father talks about his only child, killed in Afghanistan
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One in six UK homes 'lack work'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:37

One in six UK homes which house at least one person of working age does not have anyone in work, official figures show.
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Israel-US deal on settlements 'close'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: London

Israel says it is nearing agreement with the US on curbing settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
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Haddin injured for one-day series

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the Twenty20 and one-day series in England because of a fractured finger.
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Lescott completes Man City move

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 22:50
related places: Everton

England defender Joleon Lescott completes his protracted move from Everton to Manchester City, signing a five-year deal.
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Brown 'repulsed' at bomber welcome

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 16:04
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he was "repulsed" by the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber on his return to Libya.
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Brown 'optimistic' on Middle East

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel

Gordon Brown says he is "more optimistic" about Middle East peace after talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Campbell seals Notts County move

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:05

Former England defender Sol Campbell agrees a five-year deal to join ambitious League Two club Notts County on a free transfer.
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Weir & Kyle recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:01
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

David Weir and Kevin Kyle are recalled to the Scotland squad for the must-win World Cup qualifiers with Macedonia and Holland.
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UK 'rejects' Malaya deaths appeal

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK rejects an appeal to investigate a 1948 massacre of villagers in Malaya - now part of Malaysia - the BBC learns.
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Place in EU 'to cost UK 60% more'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:40

The UK's net contribution to the European Union will rise by almost 60% next year from £4.1bn to £6.4bn, the Treasury says.
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