UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
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Nigeria knew of Boko Haram abduction plans, says Amnesty International

Nigeria knew of Boko Haram abduction plans, says Amnesty International

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) --The Nigerian military was aware of Boko Haram's plans to abduct boarding school students, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed Friday.
Ed Adamczyk

Critic: Prince Charles 'lobbying' British government

LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A critic accused Prince Charles of lobbying the British government amid reports he has met frequently with Cabinet ministers.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Guardian: U.K. spied on G20 delegates' emails, phone calls

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Turkey, South Africa and Russia have demanded an explanation for alleged spying on leaders from their countries during the 2009 Group of 20 summit in London.

Spring in Europe

BERLIN, May 13 (UPI) -- Like the skies clearing after a storm, some small but hopeful patches of blue and even the occasional ray of sunshine are breaking through the prolonged gloom over Europe's economic prospects. The question is whether these hopeful signs last until Germany's election in September.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Scientists call for pardon for Alan Turing

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A group of scientists Friday urged U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the World War II codebreaker convicted of homosexuality.

Saturday declared 'Malala Day' by U.N.

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared Saturday "Malala Day" to honor the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls' education who was shot by the Taliban.

Hague: Britons 'disillusioned' with EU

BERLIN, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Britons are "disillusioned" with the European Union at a time when it's seeking a sizable budget increase, British Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
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Brown rejects Scotland independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said an independent Scotland would mean higher taxes and service cuts for the Scottish people.

Queen lunches with four prime ministers

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron, in another celebration of the queen's Diamond Jubilee, hosted her for lunch Tuesday with three of his predecessors.
London report on Iraq war delayed

London report on Iraq war delayed

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- A London inquiry into the British government's role in the Iraq war has been delayed to mid-2013, a year later than expected, the top investigator said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
By United Press International
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Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown waves farewell to the French President Nicolas Sarkozy after a joint press conference at No.10 Downing St in London, Friday March 12 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott

James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1983, currently for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. Brown became Prime Minister in June 2007, after the resignation of Tony Blair and three days after becoming leader of the governing Labour Party. Immediately before this, he had served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007. His tenure ended in May 2010, when he resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party. Brown was one of only three people to serve in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory in 1997 until its defeat in 2010, the others being Jack Straw and Alistair Darling.

Brown has a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh and spent his early career working as a lecturer at a further education college and a television journalist. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1983; first for Dunfermline East and since 2005 for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. As Prime Minister, he also held the offices of First Lord of the Treasury and the Minister for the Civil Service.

Brown's time as Chancellor was marked by major reform of Britain's monetary and fiscal policy architecture, transferring interest rate setting powers to the Bank of England, by a wide extension of the powers of the Treasury to cover much domestic policy and by transferring responsibility for banking supervision to the Financial Services Authority. Controversial moves included the abolition of advance corporation tax (ACT) relief in his first budget, and the removal in his final budget of the 10% "starting rate" of personal income tax which he had introduced in 1999.

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