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...years ago: In a wrenching videotaped statement, aid worker Margaret Hassan, kidnapped in Baghdad, begged the British government to help save her by withdrawing its troops from Iraq, saying these "might be my last hours." (Hassan was apparently...
Statisticians boot 'tinned' salmon out of British shopping basket

ANCHORAGE - The British government's Office for National Statistics has booted canned salmon from the "basket" of goods and services it tracks to compile a monthly...
Bush not like Nazis

...this year's State of the Union speech: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought...piece of evidence was shone to be fraudulent, the British government still stands by their conclusion, based on other...
Cough it up for Russia

...growing appetite for their money. You might also have heard, in history class or on Schoolhouse Rock, of the British government taxing tea sold in America. Colonists avoided this tax by buying from Dutch suppliers. Dutch tea, Russian cigarettes...
Stimulus vs. austerity: USA vs. Europe

...Washington to Athens: No matter what national leaders do to try to solve the crisis, they'll suffer politically. The British government on Wednesday announced $128 billion in spending cuts over four years, reductions that will be felt by retirees...
Outside editorial: Adams, Paisley are Extreme statesmen

...Army, a terrorist organization that only recently abandoned the "armed struggle" against Protestants and the British government. Paradoxically, however, the extremism of the two leaders increases the likelihood that their uneasy collaboration...
Rooms galore!

...shelter and only used the rooms during bombing raids. The Cabinet war rooms were the underground headquarters of the British government's fight against the Nazis. There were 27 rooms total. We saw the Transatlantic Telephone Room from which Churchill...
My Turn: Outsourcing torture a stain on the national character

...later proven false, as in the case of three British nationals released from the Guantanamo Bay recently after the British government established their innocence. The New Yorker piece quotes extensively from FBI and CIA interrogators who strongly...
Blunt and McGregor key to success of 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

...involved, the whole picture changed.Among the more welcome alterations was to change the sex of a key character, a British government press officer, from a man to a woman named Patricia Maxwell. This allowed Kristin Scott Thomas to do a sparkling...
Northern Ireland's slippery peace

...threatening violence in hopes of widening the divide between the Protestant majority and the Catholic minority. The British government has set a target date of March 10 for establishment of the Northern Ireland government, and should stick to it...


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