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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.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

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.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Cameron testifies at media ethics inquiry

Cameron testifies at media ethics inquiry

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- The relationship between politicians and media has become too cozy in the last 20 years, British Prime Minister David Cameron said at a media ethics inquiry.
Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at the inquiry into the Murdoch media empire, Monday accused The Sun newspaper of harming Britain's war effort.
Bush, Blair talks focus of Iraq inquiry

Bush, Blair talks focus of Iraq inquiry

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- A British tribunal ordered the government to release details of conversations it had with Washington one week before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

High tax rate on U.K.'s wealthiest to stay

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A 50 percent tax rate on Britain's highest earners will stay in effect until at least 2015, government officials said.
Gordon Brown's e-mails said hacked in U.K.

Gordon Brown's e-mails said hacked in U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Britain say private investigators commissioned by national newspapers may have hacked e-mails sent and received by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

London's Iraq war inquiry report delayed

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A London inquiry examining the legality of the Iraq war said it needs another six months to release its report because of declassification issues.

U.K. bans poppy-burning extremist group

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Britain is banning Muslims against Crusades, an extremist group that caused widespread outrage when it burned replica poppies, an almost sacrosanct symbol of remembrance for war dead since the early 20th century.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
By United Press International

Cameron calls for reinvention

MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron, in a speech to the Conservative Party conference, called on Britain to be tough but offered few specifics on economic recovery.

Miliband speech irks former Labor leaders

LIVERPOOL, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Members of Britain's last Labor government criticized party leader Ed Miliband Wednesday for a stem-winding speech on business practices.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.
By United Press International

Memoir details troubles with Gordon Brown

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Leaked extracts from Alistair Darling's upcoming memoir suggest everyone had trouble with his predecessor as British chancellor, Gordon Brown.
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