'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Margaret Thatcher, the conservative British prime minister known as the "Iron Lady," died Monday following a stroke, her spokesman said. She was 87.

Doctor: Leaders must have health exams

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Candidates for prime minister or president should have an independent health examination to ensure their ability to govern, a British doctor argues.

The Irish 'No' won't last

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- European leaders are plotting how to get around the rejection of the new European treaty in the Irish referendum. They have done it before and will do it again, but will weaken the EU's already fragile democratic legitimacy in the process.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Truck association empathizes with truckers

NASHVILLE, April 1 (UPI) -- Truckers protesting fuel costs had sympathy, but no endorsement, from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, the organization said.

Judge to review legal fees for Birkhead

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge granted Larry Birkhead's request to freeze former attorney Debra Opri's client trust account while the court reviews disputed billing.

Call to amend British EU consitution bill

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- Britain can still take steps to improve the European Constitution to preserve its ability to object to future decisions, Lord David Owen says.

Warning sounded on Milosevic trial

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The EU's former special negotiator on Yugoslavia Sunday said the war crimes tribunals involving Slobodan Milosevic and others are taking too long.

U.S.-Euro split serious but not fatal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ongoing conflicts between the United States and its European allies over American policies towards Iraq and other critical issues are symptoms of a fundamental ideological between the sides, experts said Friday at a think tank forum in Washington.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

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By United Press International

David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen CH PC FRCP (born 2 July 1938) is a British politician.

Owen served as British Foreign Secretary from 1977 to 1979, the youngest person in over forty years to hold the post; he co-authored the failed Vance-Owen and Owen-Stoltenberg peace plans offered during the Bosnian War. In 1981, Owen left the Labour Party to found the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Owen led the SDP from 1983 to 1987, and the continuing SDP from 1988 to 1990. He sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

In the course of his career, Owen has held, and resigned from, a number of senior posts. He first quit as Labour's spokesman on defence in 1972 in protest at the Labour leader Harold Wilson's attitude to the EEC; he left the Labour Shadow cabinet over the same issue later; and over unilateral disarmament in November 1980 when Michael Foot became Labour leader. He resigned from the Labour Party when it rejected one member, one vote in February 1981 and later as Leader of the Social Democratic Party, which he had helped to found, after the party's rank-and-file membership voted to merge with the Liberal Party.

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