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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
By United Press International

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

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

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.

Merkel: The dark side

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The adulation and euphoria surrounding Angela Merkel's re-election success is getting out of hand. The curse of the third term now lies in wait.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Why Cameron was right

Why Cameron was right

PARIS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to show personal humiliation and political castration after his defeat in Parliament regarding military action in Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

MPs told to stop touching statues of former prime ministers

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Statues of former prime ministers in the British House of Commons need protection from members of Parliament who touch them for luck, leaders say.

Brexit or Grexit

BERGERAC, France, July 29 (UPI) -- For the past two years, Europe has been gripped by the prospect of Grexit, a forced withdrawal by an impoverished Greece from the euro currency. Maybe Europe was looking in the wrong direction. Brexit, a voluntary British withdrawal, now seems ever more likely.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
France's crisis looms

France's crisis looms

PARIS, June 24 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though France might be the country to watch this fall as the next phase of the European crisis unfolds.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
By United Press International

Suffragette remembered 100 years after she threw herself under horse

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- A member of the U.K. Parliament wants a statue to honor Emily Davison, a suffragette who died after throwing herself in front of one of the king's racehorses.

House of Lords rejects effort to kill gay marriage

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- Britain's House of Lords Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have killed gay marriage legislation.
Brits who hate the White House

Brits who hate the White House

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The image is deliberately provocative and arresting. It depicts the White House with the gaps between its pillars draped in swastika flags while a battalion of German troops in coal-shuttle helmets marches past.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Far-right protesters blame Islam for soldier's death

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 supporters of Britain's far-right English Defence League group gathered in London on Monday for a protest over the death of a British soldier.
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