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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike yesterday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union powers. Protesters marched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Travel chaos hits London as rail workers go on strike for 48 hours

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London 48-hour work stoppage forces thousands to walk or ride bicycle to work Travel chaos hits London as rail workers strike Millions of Londoners were hit by travel chaos yesterday as underground rail workers began the first of a series of strikes that have been branded "shameful" by Prime Minister David Cameron. As tempers frayed on packed buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421642/travel-chaos-hits-london-rail-workers-go-strike-48-hours
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British ‘no’ to air strikes hits Obama’s plans for coalition against Syria

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 08:52pm by AFP

    ... for military strikes against the Syrian regime, leaving the US to look elsewhere for international partners while reserving the right to  act alone against Damascus. The British House of Commons voted ... an international coalition that will  act together,” Hagel told a news conference. Hagel said Washington respected the British parliament’s stance rejecting  participation in any punitive strikes against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300417/uk-issues-legal-intelligence-data-backing-syria-strike
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jailed British PR guru Max Clifford faces new sexual assault allegations

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... of behaviour where unconnected victims told of strikingly similar experiences over a number of years." Clifford was cleared of two other counts of indecent assault. He will not face a retrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502895/british-pr-king-max-clifford-given-8-year-jail-term-sex-assaults
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fireband British trade union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Firebrand union leader Bob Crow dies at 52 One of Britain’s most powerful and militant trade union leaders, Bob Crow, who led strikes that shut down ... strikes, most recently last month when parts of the Underground network in the capital were shut down for 48 hours. “Bob Crow was admired by his members and feared by employers, which is exactly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446749/fireband-british-trade-union-leader-bob-crow-dies-aged-52
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Police in Portugal seek 'lone intruder' in case of missing Madeleine McCann

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:44am by AFP

    ... fourth birthday. Her parents were dining with friends at a restaurant at the time. Police see striking similarities between the break-ins. In most cases, there were no signs of forced entry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452833/police-portugal-seek-lone-intruder-case-missing-madeleine-mccann
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British military chief warns against inaction in world's trouble spots

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... those interventions achieved and Prime Minister David Cameron's failure to win parliament's approval for a limited military strike on Syria prompted hand wringing about the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386149/british-military-chief-warns-against-inaction-worlds-trouble-spots
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Lawyers in walkout over plan by UK government to cut legal aid fees

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by GDN

    ... as a strike because that would raise questions about contractual obligations to the Legal Aid Agency. But criminal barristers say the protest reflects mounting resentment over successive reductions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1399168/lawyers-walkout-over-plan-uk-government-cut-legal-aid-fees
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jury convicts two Islamist militants for murder of UK soldier

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 11:42am by Associated Press in London

    ... US-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Sermons by al-Awlaki and other extremist material were found at Adebolajo’s father’s house. The men ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386567/jury-convicts-two-islamist-militants-murder-uk-soldier
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Retired Gurkha soldiers sometimes have a hard time settling in Britain

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by Reuters

    ... Gyanraj Rai last Thursday began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with pension payments for Gurkha soldiers equal to those of their counterparts in other parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1351772/retired-gurkha-soldiers-sometimes-have-hard-time-settling-britain

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