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Ukraine agrees to participate in Winter Paralympics

SOCHI, Russia, March 7 (UPI) -- Ukrainian sporting officials said the country will not boycott the Paralympic Games, which began Friday in Sochi, Russia.

BAE secures deal with Saudi Arabia on Typhoon jet pricing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- BAE, the world's third biggest defense company, has secured an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the pricing of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon strike jets after two years of fraught negotiations and unsuccessful efforts to export the aircraft elsewhere.

Jury told to find Brooks not guilty on 1 charge in phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The judge in the British phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks told the jury to find the ex-editor not guilty on a charge concerning a photo of Prince William.
Ukraine president sacks army chief, 26 dead

Ukraine president sacks army chief, 26 dead

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- After renewed violence in Kiev left 26 people dead, Ukraine's president has replaced the head of the armed forces in an effort to clamp down on unrest.
Gabrielle Levy

Geopolitics 101 -- Don't lose wars!

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Prior to entering national office, politicians of all stripes and especially U.S. presidents-elect and members of Congress should take a short course in Geopolitics 101.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

New IRA group claims responsibility for parcel bombs

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A group calling itself the "IRA" has claimed responsibility for seven crude parcel bombs sent to British army recruiting stations last week, officials said.

South, southeast, central Britain brace for flooding

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Communities in southern, southwest and central Britain prepared for flooding with the threat of heavy rains Friday into Saturday, weather experts said.

'Crude' bombs mailed to British army offices

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Crude package bombs sent to British army posts show "the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism," the prime minister's office said Thursday.

Euro Parliament panel exempts shale gas from beefed-up rules

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Backers of shale gas scored a victory this week when a European Parliament committee exempted the industry from beefed-up environmental impact assessments.

Troops to aid in evacuation of flood victims in southern Britain

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- About 1,600 troops were deployed to southern England Tuesday to help evacuate residents from flooded homes, British Defense Minister Philip Hammond said.
U.K. Met Office: stronger storms linked to global warming

U.K. Met Office: stronger storms linked to global warming

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.K. Met Office says the connection between bigger and more damaging storms and a warming climate is undeniable.
Brooks Hays

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.K. stronger united, Cameron says

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom will have more military and diplomatic sway on the international stage with Scotland as a partner, the British prime minister said Friday.
British PM David Cameron wants Scotland to stay part of U.K.

British PM David Cameron wants Scotland to stay part of U.K.

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said he doesn't want to see the United Kingdom torn apart in September's Scottish independence referendum.

Obama, many other western leaders staying away from Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A number of prominent world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are giving the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia a pass.
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United States President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool
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David William Donald Cameron (pronunciation: /ˈkæmərən/; born 9 October 1966) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party. Cameron represents Witney as its Member of Parliament (MP).

Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford, gaining a first class honours degree. He then joined the Conservative Research Department and became Special Adviser to Norman Lamont, and then to Michael Howard. He was Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications for seven years.

A first candidacy for Parliament at Stafford in 1997 ended in defeat, but Cameron was elected in 2001 as the Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney. He was promoted to the Opposition front bench two years later, and rose rapidly to become head of policy co-ordination during the 2005 general election campaign. With a public image of a young, moderate candidate who would appeal to young voters, he won the Conservative leadership election in 2005.

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