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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- In an extraordinary time, by any measure last week was extraordinary.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Long-stored gifts to be displayed at Churchill's home

WESTERHAM, England, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's National Trust said gifts from world leaders including Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin will be displayed at Winston Churchill's England home.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Roger Daltrey performs in Capitol as Churchill bust dedicated

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders gathered Wednesday in the Capitol to celebrate Winston Churchill and listen to a short concert by Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Suzanne Somers' anti-Obamacare piece requires multiple corrections

Suzanne Somers' anti-Obamacare piece requires multiple corrections

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- An op-ed piece by TV actress turned self-help author Suzanne Somers criticizing the U.S. Affordable Care Act required three corrections after posting Monday.

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Nigel Evans, facing male rape charge, steps down from Commons post

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Nigel Evans, charged with raping a man, thanked his colleagues Wednesday as he stepped down as deputy speaker of the British House of Commons.
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

British government selling historic War Office building

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The British government, in a cost-cutting measure, is putting the century-old War Office building in central London up for sale.

How a 21st-century Hitler could succeed

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Was Adolf Hitler born too early? That is, could a 21st-century Hitler have prevailed in imposing Nazism upon the world where a 20th-century Hitler failed?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Don't view Iran's president with rose-colored glasses

Don't view Iran's president with rose-colored glasses

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The West has long shaken hands with despots in the Middle East in the name of stability and order and this continues with the change of presidents in Iran.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator

Italian winemaker says Hitler, Mussolini bottles 'joke gift'

UDINE, Italy, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- An Italian winemaker who sells bottles of the beverage featuring pictures of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini said the products are meant as "a joke gift."

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.

Austen may be new face of 10-pound note

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said famed author Jane Austen could be the face of the new 10-pound note.
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Winston Churchill
NXP661824-13 FEBRUARY 1997 - MOSCOW, USSR: Statesman Averell Harriman (c) is seen in a 1942 file photo sitting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (l) and Soviet strongman Josef Stalin at the Kremlin. Harriman's wife Pamela Harriman who served as the US's ambassador to France was remembered today by President Clinton in a moving ceremeony in Washington, DC. UPI cs/files

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he was the first person created an honorary citizen of the United States.

Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jenny Jerome, an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and through books he wrote about his campaigns.

At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before WWI, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which he had sponsored, caused his departure from government. He then served briefly on the Western Front, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-War parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were Churchill's opposition to increased home rule for India, and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.

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