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Netanyahu's bed on plane causes uproar

JERUSALEM, May 12 (UPI) -- The cost to install a double bed chamber on a plane for Israel's prime minister during a recent flight to London has caused an uproar, Israel's Channel 10 said.

Former chancellor of exchequer: Time for Britain to leave EU

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Nigel Lawson, who served as Margaret Thatcher's chancellor of the exchequer, said Monday it is time for Britain to give up on the European Union.

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Former Conservative chairman gives UKIP a sort of endorsement

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- A former Conservative Party chairman gave the euro-skeptic United Kingdom Independence Party a backhanded endorsement Tuesday.

Conservative MP's dad running as UKIP candidate

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom Independence Party Tuesday revealed one of its candidates in local elections is the father of a Conservative member of Parliament.
PM Binyamin Netanyahu: Israel prepared militarily for Iran, Syria

PM Binyamin Netanyahu: Israel prepared militarily for Iran, Syria

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- Israel is prepared to act to prevent chemical weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.

Israel 'set to hit Syria rebels over arms'

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering an operation to prevent Syria chemical and other advanced weapons falling into Islamist hands.

Gov't reports hitting rebel targets; Red Cross recovers dead in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 17 (UPI) -- Armed forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad targeted sites on the outskirts of Homs Wednesday, killing opposition forces, state-run media reported.
Britain says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher

Britain says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- Britain said farewell to ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Wednesday as dignitaries attended her funeral and protesters lined the procession route.

Ian McKellen: Remember Thatcher's anti-gay actions

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher should be remembered for her anti-gay actions, actor Ian McKellen said Tuesday.
Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The White House Monday said former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker will lead the presidential delegation to Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
Big Ben to be silent during Thatcher funeral

Big Ben to be silent during Thatcher funeral

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- The chimes of Big Ben, one of London's best-known landmarks, will be silenced during former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral, officials say.

3 House Republicans to attend Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding will represent the U.S. House at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, Speaker John Boehner said Monday.

N. Ireland braced for anti-Thatcher protests

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 15 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland say they are prepared for violent clashes during former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London.
Group plans to turn backs on Thatcher casket in protest

Group plans to turn backs on Thatcher casket in protest

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- Protesters in England said they plan to turn their backs on Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession as it passes by on its way to St. Paul's Cathedral.
Dress rehearsal for Thatcher funeral held

Dress rehearsal for Thatcher funeral held

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- The British military rehearsed the funeral for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Monday as some criticized the cost of two processions, officials said.

Thatcher's daughter thanks world for support

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- The daughter of Margaret Thatcher says the mourning period for the former British prime minister was a sad week for many people.
Cameron pitches for major change in EU

Cameron pitches for major change in EU

BERLIN, April 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is pitching for change in the way European Union works and orders its members around through a largely unelected Brussels bureaucracy.
Buckingham Palace expresses concern over Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Buckingham Palace expresses concern over Margaret Thatcher's funeral

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- Plans for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral next week have raised concerns from Buckingham Palace.
Cameron, Merkel to discuss possible European Union changes

Cameron, Merkel to discuss possible European Union changes

BERLIN, April 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to push reforms of the European Union, such as allowing Britain, or other members, some flexibility, officials said.
Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Security will be tight for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral, London's Metropolitan Police have announced.
Confusing Thatcher hash tag on Twitter leads to concerns about Cher

Confusing Thatcher hash tag on Twitter leads to concerns about Cher

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Twitter hash tag that was created after Margaret Thatcher's death caused widespread confusion among the users of the social network.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral next week

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral next week

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday following a stroke, will be next week, government officials announced.

Thatcher's death announced, no black ties

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- British television viewers Monday criticized BBC announcers without black neckties, a sign of respect, on special programs about the late Margaret Thatcher.
'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Margaret Thatcher, the conservative British prime minister known as the "Iron Lady," died Monday following a stroke, her spokesman said. She was 87.
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