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Prosecution in Erol Incedal terror trial reveals Tony Blair, wife were possible targets

Prosecution in Erol Incedal terror trial reveals Tony Blair, wife were possible targets

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) --At British terror suspect Eron Incedal's trial Tuesday, the prosecution revealed that Incedal may have been targeting former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
JC Finley
Islamic State appears to behead British hostage in video

Islamic State appears to behead British hostage in video

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 13 (UPI) --In a video released Saturday, the Islamic State appeared to behead a British aid worker whose life was threatened in the group's last beheading video.
Fred Lambert
Rev. Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland's fiery Protestant leader, dead at 88

Rev. Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland's fiery Protestant leader, dead at 88

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Rev. Ian Paisley, remembered for his fiery religious and political rhetoric and also for his later role as a peacemaker, died Friday at the age of 88.
JC Finley
Kim Kardashian named GQ's 'Woman of The Year'

Kim Kardashian named GQ's 'Woman of The Year'

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian won GQ's Woman of The Year Award Tuesday, but the reality star seemed upset they didn't include "West" when they called her to accept the award.
Veronica Linares
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
By United Press International
Disinformation and misinformation

Disinformation and misinformation

An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
U.K. Deputy PM: We're not going to stand in way of U.S. action in Iraq

U.K. Deputy PM: We're not going to stand in way of U.S. action in Iraq

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) --U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg commented on the situation in Iraq Monday, saying the U.K. will not stand in the way of U.S. action in Iraq.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014
By United Press international
UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014
By United Press International
A poisoned chalice in Paris

A poisoned chalice in Paris

PARIS, April 7 (UPI) -- There are three answers to the question: what should we expect from the new French government led by the former minister of the interior Manuel Valls.
Martin Walker

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

Labor Party firebrand Tony Benn dies at age 88

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- Longtime British Labor Party leader and leftish lawmaker Tony Benn died at his home in London after a long illness Friday, his family said. He was 88.

Pressure on British former ministers intensifies in child sex policy

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- A former British cabinet minister tried to defend a policy lowering the age of consent in Britain in the 1970s to 10, a letter indicates.

Email reveals Tony Blair advised editor before phone-hacking arrest

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair advised the former editor of the News of the World before her arrest in a phone-hacking scandal, a court official says.
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Former British Prime Minister and Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair speaks at the second annual global Facing Tomorrow Conference in Jerusalem on October 20, 2009. UPI/Gali Tibbon/Pool
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Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007.

Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under his leadership, the party adopted the term "New Labour" and moved away from its traditional left wing position towards the centre ground. Blair subsequently led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election. At 43 years old, he became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. In the first years of the New Labour government, Blair's government implemented a number of 1997 manifesto pledges, introducing the minimum wage, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act, and carrying out devolution, establishing the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Blair's role as Prime Minister was particularly visible in foreign and security policy, including in Northern Ireland, where he was involved in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. From the start of the War on Terror in 2001, Blair strongly supported the foreign policy of US President George W. Bush, notably by participating in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq. Blair is the Labour Party's longest-serving Prime Minister, the only person to have led the Labour Party to three consecutive general election victories, and the only Labour Prime Minister to serve consecutive terms more than one of which was at least four years long.

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