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Horse lasagne in Britain sparks European food scare

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A sign hangs at a branch of Burger King in central London, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Burger King says it has stopped buying beef from an Irish supplier whose patties in Britain and Ireland were found to contain traces of horsemeat. Officials say there is no risk to human health, but the episode has raised food security concerns. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Britain’s horsemeat lasagne food scare spread to several other European countries on Friday as officials said they suspected criminal activity was behind the growing scandal.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nurse in British royal hoax call case found hanged—inquest

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Students of a nursing college, one of them holding a poster depicting nurse Jacintha Saldanha, participate in a candle-lit vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. An inquest into the apparent suicide of Saldanha, who was duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, heard Thursday that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes.  AP PHOTO/AIJAZ RAHI

A nurse at the hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was found hanging in her room after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, an inquest heard Thursday.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Britain’s Cameron wins new allies in EU budget battle

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British Prime Minister David Cameron told the media. AP file photo

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ended his European isolation, for the time being at least, after Germany and other nations backed his call for cuts to the troubled EU budget.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

BBC chief to be grilled over Savile scandal

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Jimmy Savile.  AP FILE PHOTO

The BBC’s chief faces a grilling from legislators Tuesday, a day after one of his editors—who had dropped an investigation into sex abuse claims against a top BBC star—stepped aside.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth leads giant jubilee river pageant

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sails on a royal barge down the River Thames Sunday as part of a huge pageant marking her diamond jubilee, in one of the biggest events of its kind in London’s history.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British PM confronts ‘moral collapse’ after riots

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LONDON—British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday a sweeping review of government policy to reverse a “slow-motion moral collapse” that he blames for last week’s riots in which five people died. He also pledged “all-out war” on street gangs as Britain seeks answers to its worst civil disorder for decades, which tarnished the country’s image [...]

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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