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Nazi-era comparison prompts row

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 22:26

A British MEP prompts controversy after being accused of likening new powers with some given to Hitler in 1933.
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Peacekeepers 'deface ancient art'

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 10:41
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

Peacekeepers in Western Sahara have vandalised ancient rock paintings with graffiti, a UN official says.
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EU backs rival food label scheme

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 14:57

The European Commission backs a system of food labelling opposed by the UK regulator.
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Scotland drop Paterson to bench

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 10:27
related countries: France France

Scotland relegate Chris Paterson to the bench and give centre Nick De Luca his debut in Sunday's Six Nations clash with France.
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Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 17:25

Millionaire Stuart Wheeler launches a court bid to force a referendum to be held on the EU reform treaty.
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Tycoon denies Zimbabwe charges

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 9:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Property mogul Nicholas van Hoogstraten denies violating Zimbabwean foreign currency exchange rules and pornography charges.
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F1: Hamilton 'can surpass Schumi'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 8:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Motorsport boss Max Mosley predicts Britain's Lewis Hamilton can win multiple world titles.
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Five convicted for £53m UK raid

Monday, January 28th 2008, 16:05
related places: Kent

Five men are convicted of kidnap, robbery and firearms charges over the £53m raid at a Securitas depot in Kent.
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British pair score film award win

Monday, January 28th 2008, 9:26

Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie win Screen Actors Guild awards, with No Country for Old Men taking best film.
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Ashdown pulls out of Afghan role

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 13:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain's Paddy Ashdown says he will not become UN envoy to Afghanistan after strong opposition from Kabul.
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Britain 'facing energy shortfall'

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 0:14

A shortfall in UK electricity generation is likely even after the recent decision on nuclear power, a report concludes.
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UK tycoon 'arrested in Zimbabwe'

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

British property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten is arrested in Zimbabwe, according to local media.
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Russia art show opens to public

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:07
related places: London

An exhibition of art treasures which was almost prevented from going ahead opens its doors in London.
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Renegade Tamil rebel jailed in UK

Friday, January 25th 2008, 16:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

An ex-leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Col Karuna, is jailed for nine months in the UK for identity fraud.
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UK rejects Karzai troops criticism

Friday, January 25th 2008, 15:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK hits back at claims by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that UK troops are making the country's situation worse.
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Zambia writer to continue satire

Friday, January 25th 2008, 13:28
related countries: Zambia Zambia

British writer Roy Clark says he will continue criticising Zambia's leaders, after winning a court case against deportation.
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No new charges on UK Iraq death

Friday, January 25th 2008, 7:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

No further criminal charges are likely over the death of Iraqi prisoner Baha Mousa, the UK is to announce.
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Backpacker's body returning home

Friday, January 25th 2008, 0:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The body of Scottish tourist Karen Aim, murdered in New Zealand, is being flown home to her family next week.
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Ministers make Burma appeal

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 22:04
related countries: Burma Burma, France France, United States United States

Foreign ministers of the US, UK and France call on Burma's regime to respect its people's human rights.
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Race to be India's new best friend

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 11:45
related countries: India India

In Delhi, Chris Morris looks at what could become an increasingly important special relationship between India and the UK.
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Zambia court lets satirist stay

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 10:35
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's Supreme Court rejects an attempt to deport a British writer for allegedly insulting the president.
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Soros says US recession is likely

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 9:55
related countries: United States United States

Billionaire investor George Soros tells the BBC it will be very difficult to avoid recessions in the UK and US.
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King outlines economic tasks

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 1:07

Bank of England chief Mervyn King warns that UK economy will suffer from slowing growth and inflation risks.
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MPs face long EU treaty battle

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 9:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Parts of the Lisbon Treaty, signed by Gordon Brown, are the same as the abandoned EU Constitution, UK MPs say.
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In praise of cultural diplomacy

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 16:12
related countries: Russia Russia

As tensions between the UK and Russia rise, Bridget Kendall recalls the British Council from her student days in Russia.
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Co-pilot controlled crash-landing

Friday, January 18th 2008, 17:44
related places: Heathrow

The captain of a British Airways jet that crash-landed at Heathrow reveals his co-pilot was at the controls.
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UK set for 15% renewables target

Friday, January 18th 2008, 15:55

The EU is expected to tell the UK that 15% of energy needs must be met from renewable sources by 2020.
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UK memorial for Everest hero

Friday, January 18th 2008, 14:04

Mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary is to be honoured with a memorial service at Windsor Castle.
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Russia says UK 'distorts facts'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian government has accused the UK of attempting to "distort facts" in the British Council row.
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China trade to boom, says Brown

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:48
related countries: China China

Gordon Brown says the UK's trade relationship with China is "crucial", as he arrives there for a three-day visit.
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Experts probe Heathrow air crash

Friday, January 18th 2008, 10:26
related places: Heathrow, London

An inquiry begins into the crash-landing at London's Heathrow airport, as the UK PM praises the pilot.
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Airliner crash-lands at Heathrow

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 22:51
related places: Heathrow

Flights at Heathrow airport are delayed after a British Airways passenger jet lands short of the runway.
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Russia actions 'stain reputation'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 15:41
related countries: Russia Russia

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Russia's actions against the British Council are a "stain" on her reputation.
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Sent home, abandoned and saved in Ghana

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 14:12
related countries: Ghana Ghana

In Accra, Will Ross meets a terminally ill Ghanaian women controversially removed from the UK.
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Russia warned over 'intimidation'

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband warns Russia that intimidation of British Council officials is "unacceptable".
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Ghana patient starts dialysis

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 16:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A dying woman removed from the UK after her visa expired starts kidney dialysis in Ghana funded by a donor.
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MP defends Ghana cancer case

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 13:31
related countries: Ghana Ghana

An UK MP says the debate over a dying Ghanaian woman being sent home should be about health care in Ghana.
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UK firm on dying Ghanaian

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 15:34
related countries: Ghana Ghana

UK immigration chiefs will not reconsider the decision to deport a dying Ghanaian woman, whose visa expired.
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Miliband warns on Russia tax move

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 11:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Threats by Russia to take further action against the British Council "can only make matters worse", the foreign secretary says.
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UK-Russia diplomatic row worsens

Monday, January 14th 2008, 20:27
related countries: Russia Russia

A diplomatic dispute between Russia and the UK intensifies as Britain defies an order to close down cultural offices.
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PM warns against retreat from EU

Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:33

Gordon Brown pledges to keep Britain "fully engaged" in Europe, saying it is essential to trade and jobs.
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New UK borders blitz announced

Monday, January 14th 2008, 11:19

A minister says fingerprinting of all visa applicants is the first of 10 changes in 2008 to make UK borders "stronger".
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Atonement wins at Golden Globes

Monday, January 14th 2008, 8:52

British film Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, wins best drama at a pared-down 65th Golden Globe awards.
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Rescued Briton abandons new yacht

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 9:22

A British yachtsman is rescued by an oil tanker after suffering a bad fall during a solo Atlantic crossing.
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Pound at record low against euro

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 0:02

The pound dips to an all-time low against the euro, as the UK's economic outlook darkens, before later rising.
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Serbia rejects election monitors

Friday, January 11th 2008, 20:31
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United States United States

Serbia's election body bars US and British observers from monitoring the 20 January presidential polls.
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Sick Ghanaian 'can't get care'

Friday, January 11th 2008, 5:16
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A terminally-ill Ghanaian woman sent home after her UK visa expired is struggling to get medical treatment.
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UK to build new atomic plants

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 11:41

A new generation of power stations providing "cleaner, more secure and affordable" energy is backed by ministers.
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Ghana cancer patient loses visa

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 15:05
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A dialysis patient is forced to return to Ghana, despite being terminally ill, after losing a fight over a visa.
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Apple to cut UK download prices

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 14:59

Apple is to cut the price it charges in the UK for music downloads from iTunes within six months.
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UK extradites three Eta suspects

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 14:10
related countries: Spain Spain

Two men and a woman arrested in Britain on suspicion of being Eta terrorists are extradited to Spain.
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'Bribes' free top Taleban leader

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 13:55

A Taleban commander who led attacks on British troops says he was freed from prison for a $15,000 bribe.
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Asbo breacher sent to Philippines

Monday, January 7th 2008, 11:57
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A man who has spent most of his life in Wales is deported to the Philippines after breaching his Asbo.
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Sick Somali president in London

Monday, January 7th 2008, 11:12
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf is in a London hospital, after collapsing last week.
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Football: Blatter shock at Capello

Monday, January 7th 2008, 6:32

Fifa boss Sepp Blatter tells BBC Sport he is surprised England have appointed another foreign coach to lead the national side.
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QE2 departs on final world trip

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 17:41

Britain's most famous liner, the QE2, departs on her final world trip before being turned into a floating hotel in Dubai.
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UK airports set to ease bags limit

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 8:27

Passengers can take more than one piece of hand luggage on flights at 22 UK airports from Monday.
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Rescue mission for frozen UK ship

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

A British trawler stuck in Antarctic ice for a week has received a vital engine part from a US Air Force plane.
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Iraqi PM home after health tests

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns home after medical checks in Britain saying he is in good health.
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Burma marks Independence Day

Friday, January 4th 2008, 12:15
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's leader calls for national unity, as the country marks 60 years since the end of British colonial rule.
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UK detectives arrive in Pakistan

Friday, January 4th 2008, 9:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British investigators are in Pakistan to assist in the inquiry into the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Cricket: Test recall for Strauss?

Friday, January 4th 2008, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Andrew Strauss is likely to be recalled to England's Test squad on Friday for the summer tour of New Zealand.
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British Council in Russian test

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 14:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Two British Council offices will defy a Russian order for them to close, the UK embassy in Moscow says.
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UK to assist Bhutto investigation

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 18:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says a British team will help investigate the death of Benazir Bhutto.
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US Anglican head in sexuality row

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

The head of US Anglicans accuses other churches, including the Church of England of double standards on sexuality.
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Russian art show gets green light

Monday, December 31st 2007, 11:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A Russian art exhibition will now open in London after a UK law to protect the works came into force.
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Iraq PM leaves for check-up in UK

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 19:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

'Exhausted' Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki flies to Britain for medical checks.
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Nazi victims' fund pays out £21m

Friday, December 28th 2007, 17:00

A scheme to compensate WWII victims who had their assets seized by Britain has paid out more than £21m.
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Bleak prospects for UK job market

Friday, December 28th 2007, 16:00

The outlook for the UK job market is at its worst for a decade, an employment organisation says.
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Fog hits UK air passengers

Monday, December 24th 2007, 16:57
related places: Heathrow

Up to 200 passengers face spending Christmas in hotels after fog causes major flight disruption at Heathrow.
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BA accused over air cargo cartel

Monday, December 24th 2007, 12:06

British Airways is one of several airlines accused of fixing the price of fuel in its air freight business.
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Football: Celtic denied McFadden

Monday, December 24th 2007, 10:03

Everton reject a request from Celtic to sign Scotland striker James McFadden on loan.
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Falconio DNA evidence queried

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian civil libertarians call for a review of the case against the man convicted of killing a British backpacker.
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Cricket: England 'will improve'

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 23:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Michael Vaughan believes England will be stronger for their forthcoming tour of New Zealand after their defeat in Sri Lanka.
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Fifth day Third Test as it happened

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 10:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

England draw the final Test against Sri Lanka in Galle but they lose the series 1-0.
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Sri Lanka seal series win

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 10:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

England draw the final Test against Sri Lanka in Galle but lose the series 1-0.
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EU urges Russia to halt UK ban

Friday, December 21st 2007, 17:45
related countries: Russia Russia

The European Union has asked Russia to reconsider its decision to close two British Council offices.
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'Concern' over ex-rebel passport

Friday, December 21st 2007, 14:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK "expresses concern" to Sri Lanka over a false diplomatic passport issued to ex-rebel leader Col Karuna.
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Football: Champions League draw

Friday, December 21st 2007, 13:48

Premier League leaders Arsenal are paired with holders AC Milan in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Russian art exhibit 'to go ahead'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 11:41
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: London

Russia says a cancelled London exhibition of major Russian and French artworks should now go ahead.
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UK travel ban for Kenyan minister

Friday, December 21st 2007, 10:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan minister and close ally of President Mwai Kibaki is banned from the UK over corruption allegations.
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Cricket: Rain hope for England

Friday, December 21st 2007, 10:12

England finish day four of the Galle Test on 102-1, greatly increasing their chances of drawing the match.
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Rugby: Edwards weighs offers

Friday, December 21st 2007, 9:01

Wasps coach Shaun Edwards is weighing up his future after holding talks with both Wales and England Saxons.
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Haneef in visa appeal win

Friday, December 21st 2007, 2:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, India India

An Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks wins a court battle to regain his Australian work visa.
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Rugby: Ashton gets 'long' contract

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 17:43

RFU elite rugby director Rob Andrew reveals England coach Brian Ashton has been awarded an "indefinite" length contract.
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Spain seeks UK Guantanamo man

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 15:06
related countries: Spain Spain

A UK resident released from Guantanamo Bay is bailed after appearing in court on a Spanish extradition warrant.
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Russia halts London art display

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russia cancels a major exhibition of art in London, accusing Britain of failing to guarantee its return.
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Guantanamo three detained in UK

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

Three British residents held by the US at Guantanamo Bay are detained after arriving back in the UK.
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EADS sells six Airbus factories

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 14:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Airbus parent EADS says it is selling off six plants to French, British and German companies.
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Cricket: Lanka frustrate England

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 12:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Mahela Jayawardene hits a Sri Lanka record 21st century as his side reach 384-6 on day two of the final Test in Galle.
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'Fair' deal at fisheries summit

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 10:53

A "reasonable settlement" is reached in the annual European Union fisheries talks, says a UK minister.
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'UK gunfire' killed Danish troops

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 19:12
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish report into the deaths of two of its soldiers rules they were killed by British "friendly fire".
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Cricket: England fight back

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 11:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Steve Harmison takes three wickets as Sri Lanka reach 147-4 on an emotional first day of the final Test against England in Galle.
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Zawahiri says UK 'fleeing Basra'

Monday, December 17th 2007, 1:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Al-Qaeda's deputy leader says the UK handover of security in Basra shows Iraqi insurgents are gaining strength.
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UK troops return Basra to Iraqis

Monday, December 17th 2007, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces transfer control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities, four-and-a-half years after the invasion.
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Ladies of the French Resistance

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 12:16
related countries: France France
related places: London

Emma-Jane Kirby shares an evocative trip down memory lane with a woman who, as a young girl, was part of the French Resistance in London.
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Russia's deep suspicion of the West

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 12:07
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Russia's view of the outside world after its foreign minister accuses Britain of deliberately sabotaging relations with Moscow.
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Cricket: Galle battling for final

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 9:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Heavy rain leaves the groundstaff with a battle to get the venue ready for the final Test between England and Sri Lanka.
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UK loses Iran group appeal

Friday, December 14th 2007, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Ministers are refused leave to appeal against a decision ordering it to take an Iranian opposition group off its list of banned terror organisations.
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Football: Capello gets England job

Friday, December 14th 2007, 17:09
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain
related places: Roma

Italian Fabio Capello signs a four-and-a-half year deal to become the new England manager.
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