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  1. News - World

    Britain's spying claims outrage Russia, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:41pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... and the United States spied on foreign delegates at G20 meetings in London in 2009. The Turkish government summoned Britain’s charge d’affaires to explain a newspaper report that London put Finance ... predecessor while he was in London. “As a country which takes steps to protect its own information, we are worried,” said Russia’s G8 negotiator Alexei Kvasov. The reaction in Moscow was less ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    British warplanes scrambled to divert US-bound flight after fire threat

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 01:31pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British fighter jets escorted an EgyptAir plane bound for New York to a Scottish airport on Saturday after a note was found on board threatening to set it on fire, authorities and eyewitnesses said. “At around 1420 hrs today (1320 GMT) an EgyptAir aircraft flying from Cairo to New York was diverted to Prestwick Airport after a suspicious note ...

  3. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israeli minister ‘concerned’ by British relationship

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London  A senior Israeli minister described the “animosity” shown towards the state by British media, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academics, as “disguised anti-Semitism”, in an interview published in Thursday’s Daily Telegraph . Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s intelligence and strategic affairs minister, said he was “concerned” by relations between ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympic success should inspire Hong Kong to embrace diversity

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says Hong Kong's Paralympic success should inspire a push for equal opportunities for all- in sports and beyond No limits Hong Kong's Paralympians disembarked from the plane from London last week brandishing a haul of 12 medals, looking every inch the sporting heroes and calling for more resources to support their 2016 efforts in Rio. ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British eurosceptics caught in race storm

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 06:49pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain’s anti-European and anti-immigration UK Independence Party faced a growing racism storm on Tuesday ahead of local elections seen as a test of its ... up a war of words with UKIP with veteran cabinet minister Ken Clarke describing Farage’s party on Sunday as a “collection of clowns”. But Conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson, widely ...

  6. News

    Win-win situation

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by

    ... Win-win situation Hong Kong struck gold and silver at the Paralympic Games yesterday after Wong Ka-man (above) overcame teammate Yeung Chi-ka in a thrilling women's Class 11 table tennis singles final. It was the city's first Paralympic gold in London and marked the first Hong Kong 1-2 in table tennis Games history. Wong won 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10. Photo: ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Hundreds join anti-Thatcher 'party' in London's Trafalgar Square

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 09:54am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Hundreds of opponents of Margaret Thatcher filled London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday evening for a rain-soaked celebration of the former British prime minister’s death earlier ... from around the world. Standing in front of the family home in central London near her twin brother Mark, she said: “I feel like anyone else who has just lost a second parent.” Their father ...

  8. News - World - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Britain urges calm response to North Korea tensions

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain urged calm on Sunday over the spiralling nuclear tensions with North Korea, saying that Pyongyang had shown no signs of repositioning its armed forces despite its “paranoid rhetoric”. Foreign Secretary William Hague added that there was no immediate need to withdraw British diplomats despite Pyongyang warning that it could not guarantee ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British police arrest 11th man in Savile investigation

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 10:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British police on Thursday arrested a 82-year-old man as part of the investigation into widespread sexual abuses launched following the Jimmy Savile scandal. Metropolitan Police said officers from Operation Yewtree, established last year following a slew of abuse claims against late BBC presenter Savile, had detained a man from Berkshire, south England, ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK lawmaker arrested after fight at Parliament bar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:10am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London British media say a lawmaker has been arrested after a fight at a bar inside the Parliament buildings. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say Eric Joyce was handcuffed and detained after an altercation late on Thursday. London’s Metropolitan Police said a man in his 50s was arrested after officers were called to reports ...




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