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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Robert Alistair McAlpine, Conservative fundraiser, dies

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Alistair McAlpine, former deputy chairman of the British Conservative Party, has died at his home in Italy, his family said. He was 71.

Germans turn against EU

PARIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- In Brussels, the high priests of the great European project are telling themselves the worst is over. They are wrong; the real crisis is about to begin.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Britain warned by Libya ahead of killing outside Libyan Embassy

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Libya warned Britain of potential violence twice before a police woman was slain during a 1984 protest at the Libyan Embassy in London, documents reveal.
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

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Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- There's a rumor out there that one of the world's greatest actresses could take on the role of former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle.
Kate Stanton

Former P.M. John Major: State schools failing poor children

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister John Major, in a speech to Conservatives in Norfolk, said bad state schools are keeping poor children from moving ahead.

Gibraltar row creates new headache for Brussels

BRUSSELS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- European Union negotiators have renewed a diplomatic initiative to mediate a worsening British-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar, the British overseas territory disputed by Madrid.

Falklands oil prospecting firms near merger

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Two of the companies drilling for oil in the Falkland Islands' South Atlantic waters are merging and further corporate patch-ups may not be far behind, industry analysts said.

Former P.M. John Major: Tax energy company windfall profits

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister John Major said Tuesday U.K. energy companies are enjoying windfall profits while the poor face a choice between food and fuel.

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London to host 2014 NATO summit

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said hosting next year's NATO summit would be an opportunity to gauge the future direction of the alliance.
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who served from 1979 to 1990.

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford before qualifying as a barrister. In the 1959 general election she became MP for Finchley. Edward Heath appointed Thatcher Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970 government. In 1975 she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party, the first woman to head a major UK political party, and in 1979 she became the UK's first female Prime Minister.

After entering 10 Downing Street Thatcher was determined to reverse what she perceived as a precipitous national decline. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation, particularly of the financial sector, flexible labour markets, the sale or closure of state-owned companies, and the withdrawal of subsidies to others. Thatcher's popularity waned amid recession and high unemployment, until economic recovery and the 1982 Falklands War brought a resurgence of support resulting in her re-election in 1983.

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