Aloofness and taxes saw the King lose his head
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Tuesday 13 July 2010
Falkland Oil & Gas (FOG) has not found anything at its Toroa well to the south of the islands, sending the Aim-listed group's stock into freefall yesterday.
Thursday 10 June 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has called for David Cameron to re-open talks on the sovereignty of the Falklands.
Friday 30 April 2010
In the second great wedge of his massive social history projected to run from 1947-79, Kynaston tells the story of Britain slowly emerging from post-war austerity. By seamlessly weaving myriad sources, he produces a gripping narrative. The six-year-old Ian Jack encouraged by his father to return the smile of the first black man he ever saw (on the Piccadilly line in 1951) leads to a chain of reminiscence on "the kindness of strangers" that includes Joe Orton's diary entries on moving into the flat of his fatal lover Kenneth Halliwell ("17 June Well! 18 June Well!! 19 June Well!!!") and Jeffrey Barnard receiving cigarettes, money and a sandwich from passers-by while being hauled across King's Cross in handcuffs after going AWOL from National Service.
Thursday 18 March 2010
Let me be clear. I'm an Atlanticist much like everyone else. I spent a happy time working in the United States. I think it is vital to our interests that we maintain a positive, strong and even uniquely warm relationship with the United States. But it is not our only relationship and it mustn't become a relationship that at every junction, every time a decision is made we have no choice but to follow the decisions made in the White House. And yet that seems to have been happening with greater velocity and frequency in recent years rather than less.
Saturday 27 February 2010
Thursday 25 February 2010
Britain and Argentina continued to lock horns over the Falkland Islands amid rising tensions about oil exploration.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Argentina's foreign minister is to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today as tensions rose over British oil exploration off the Falkland Islands.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced today that he will seek parliamentary approval for a referendum to ditch the first-past-the-post voting system for Westminster elections.
Friday 22 January 2010
Saturday 21 November 2009
Manuel Solis, who died on 6 November aged 91, served briefly as president of Panama during Manuel Noriega's military regime.
Thursday 05 November 2009
The ability to execute an elegant U-turn is an essential part of the politician's repertoire. And David Cameron was masterly in explaining why he was now going back on what many had believed was his firm promise to submit the Lisbon Treaty to a referendum.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Pakistan's army began a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border today, with soldiers advancing from three directions, officials said.
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