David Cameron: 'I am extremely sorry' for employing Andy Coulson

David Cameron: 'I am extremely sorry' for employing Andy Coulson

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron apologized Tuesday for employing Andy Coulson after he was found guilty for conspiracy to hack phones.
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MLB: Seattle 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Michael Saunders drove in the go-ahead runs on Seattle's first hit of the game in the seventh inning Saturday, boosting the Mariners over Houston 4-2.

The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
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Osborne: State was subsidizing Philpott

DERBY, England, April 5 (UPI) -- The case of arsonist killer Mick Philpott illustrates the changes needed in Britain's welfare system, the chancellor of the exchequer said Thursday.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, April 2 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera backed Justin Masterson's strong outing with a two-run homer Tuesday, pacing the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 season-opening win over Toronto.

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Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1 ... NHTSA limping along, some say ... AOA says rules impede Chinese tourism ... Turkey drops road privatization plan ... News from United Press International.

Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rating agency Moody's Friday downgraded its rating of British bonds from AAA to Aa1, sparking criticism from the Labor Party over economic policies.

In Britain, IMF donation sparks discord

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said it was in the country's best interest to loan $16 billion to the International Monetary Fund.
Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- More than half of Britons do not trust Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the country out of its economic woes, a poll released Friday indicated.

Break-in reported at Houses of Parliament

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Police said they were investigating a break-in at the offices of British Member of Parliament Ed Miliband.

Britain aims to recruit social workers

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Britain's education secretary has announced plans to recruit 200 social workers from professions including teachers and lawyers.

Britain may alter elementary school start

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- British Children's Secretary Ed Balls says children born in summer months may be allowed to start elementary school months earlier than normal.

Cabinet member sees gloom in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A close confidant of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the global recession was evolving into the worst downturn in 100 years.

Welfare director removed over baby's death

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British authorities say the head of a child welfare service was removed from her job Monday after an inquiry into the beating death of a baby in London.

Baby P's sister also allegedly abused

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The sister of Baby P, a British boy who died after being abused by adults, also was allegedly abused while under government protection, it has been revealed.
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Ed Balls

Edward Michael Balls, known as Ed Balls, (born 25 February 1967) is a British Labour politician, who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2005, currently for Morley and Outwood.

Educated at Oxford University and Harvard, Balls worked as a leader writer for the Financial Times. Although he was not elected to Parliament until 2005, he was an adviser to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 1994, and as such he was regarded as one of Brown's key lieutenants. From June 2007 to May 2010, Balls served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

Balls is currently the Shadow Home Secretary, and was an unsuccessful candidate in the Labour Party's 2010 leadership election.

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