Tag Archives: England

U.S. campaign rhetoric jeopardising resettlement of Syrian refugees – U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Campaign rhetoric in the United States is harming a vital U.S. resettlement programme for Syrian & other refugees fleeing war & persecution, the United…

Report Of Pistorius Arrest Warrant Denied

Authorities in South Africa have denied issuing an arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius after he was convicted of murder. The 29-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter last year after shooting…

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Warning of massive funding gap for local authorities

Local authorities in England have warned they are facing a £13 billion funding gap by the end of the decade following George Osborne's spending review, even if they raise council…

Osborne to raise public health spending sooner than expected

LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne said on Tuesday he would boost the budget of England's cash-strapped health service more rapidly than expected, a day before he is due to…

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Green campaigner readies to swim the Pacific

Never mind the sharks or the swirling ocean debris that await him, Benoit Lecomte is counting the days until his long-distance swim from Tokyo to San Francisco — to raise…

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Obama urges halt to artificial islands in South China Sea

By Matt Spetalnick & Martin Petty KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands & militarising their claims in the…

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Bank of England to consider bans for executives behind HBOS failure

By Huw Jones & David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) – British regulators will consider barring up to 10 executives linked to the 2008 collapse of the country's biggest mortgage lender, HBOS,…

China doesn't torture? Family of Zhang Liumao says don't believe it.

A Chinese diplomat appearing Wednesday before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva declared flatly that the problem of death in custody due to lack of medical care “is not allowed…

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UK Severe Flooding: Threat To Life Warning

The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings – indicating a risk to life – in northern England this weekend. There are fears of "significant river flooding" as a band…

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Seattle's 'Gum Wall' Gets First Clean In Decades

The famed "gum wall" in Seattle, where tourists & residents have stuck used chewing gum for the past 20 years, has been cleaned by city authorities. The wall has long…