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Wall Street wary of Fed move

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- News the U.S. Federal Reserve could wind down its quantitative easing prices next year has economists debating the repercussions, some approvingly, some not.
London stained by Libyan oil?

London stained by Libyan oil?

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A former elite British soldier and chief executive at Heritage Oil looked for favors in London to gain traction in the Libyan oil sector, the Guardian reports.

British forces in Afghanistan past 2014?

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Though British combat forces won't be in Afghanistan in 2014, the Afghan defense forces will still need support, the British defense minister said.

Report: Liam Fox violated 'code'

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former British Defense Secretary Liam Fox systematically violated the "ministerial code" in his relationship with a former housemate, a report said Tuesday.

Philip Hammond becomes defense secretary

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Transport Secretary Philip Hammond became defense secretary Friday as Liam Fox's resignation triggered the first shakeup in the current British government.

British Defense Secretary Liam Fox quits

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, mired in a scandal involving his ties to a close friend who has accompanied him on official trips abroad, resigned Friday.

London funds counter-piracy initiatives

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The British government announced it was spending roughly $7 million to fund a package of counter-piracy projects that complement naval efforts.

Fall of Gadhafi stronghold said imminent

SIRTE, Libya, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Forces of the National Transitional Council in Libya said they were poised to take control of Sirte, one of the last strongholds for Moammar Gadhafi loyalists.

Role of defense secretary pal questioned

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A former housemate who describes himself as an "adviser" to British Defense Secretary Liam Fox was with him in Sri Lanka this summer, officials say.

U.K. wary of radicals within Libyan rebels

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Extremists within the Libyan rebels must be pushed aside if Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown, the British defense secretary said Sunday.

Pilots cleared in 1994 Chinook crash

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- A report released Wednesday has cleared the pilots of blame for a 1994 helicopter crash on the coast of Scotland that killed top British intelligence officers.

British MOD now has 1,000 cyber attacks each year

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense said it fends off 1,000 cyberattacks from hackers every year.
British soldiers get e-mails of dismissal

British soldiers get e-mails of dismissal

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox Tuesday called e-mail notifications of dismissal to 38 long-serving warrant officers "an appalling mistake."

Prince William attends rite at Afghan base

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Prince William laid a wreath at a Remembrance Sunday service with British forces in Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said.
U.K., Saudi Arabia discuss fighter sales

U.K., Saudi Arabia discuss fighter sales

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- British Defense Minister Liam Fox is heading to Saudi Arabia for arms sales discussions, which will include a long-stalled $31.6 billion fighter aircraft deal.

Brit defense secretary cleaning house

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox says he's replacing Jock Stirrup, chief of the defense staff, and Bill Jeffrey, the department's top civil servant.
Britain wants to speed up Afghan pullout

Britain wants to speed up Afghan pullout

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Britain wants to accelerate the withdrawal of thousands of its troops from Afghanistan, a top official told The Times in London.

Official: Tories will consider more troops

LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Conservatives-led government in Britain would be "sympathetic" to requests for more troops in Afghanistan, a party leader said.

Injuries, sickness hobble U.K. military

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- As many as one in 14 British troops are sick or injured and are hurting war efforts, Britain's Conservative opposition party claimed.

Fox backs Brit Astute A-sub program

BARROW, England, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A possible future British defense secretary is backing the Astute nuclear attack sub program.

Half of aid to Afghanistan said stolen

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. and British defense officials say up to half of the foreign aid given to Afghanistan is being stolen by tribal leaders and corrupt police.

Report: British troops denied equipment

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Urgent equipment requests from British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are being turned down for financial reasons, it was reported Sunday.

U.K. uproar over troops' extended pay

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's Labor government has come under fire for trying to change the way it pays soldiers on extended tours that could cost some of them $2,650 each. At issue in Parliament is the government's plan to phase out long service separation, or "accumulated

Clarke loses third bid to lead Tories

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- British Conservatives Tuesday rejected former Chancellor Ken Clarke as their next leader, placing him last among the four candidates.

Britain shelves vote on EU constitution

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Plans for a British referendum on the EU Constitution have been suspended indefinitely, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Monday.
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