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US, EU impose sanctions after Crimea applies to join Russia

The US and EU have imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on a small group of officials from Russia and Ukraine.

UK trips itself up on internet freedom comments

Britain has faced criticism for considering curbs on social media after recent riots while recent comments castigated blocking the internet.

Commonwealth confidential report puts emphasis on human rights

A confidential report says the Commonwealth must act decisively to uphold human rights among its 54-member nations or risk a slide into irrelevance.

Labour urges Cameron to push for European growth

British opposition leader Ed Miliband has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to show leadership over the international economic crisis.

Oh, it’s on: Cameron vows retribution for UK ‘thuggery’

Prime Minister David Cameron has told Parliament he will hunt down the gang members and opportunistic looters he blamed for the violence in Britain.

Billions raised in Gates-championed vaccination drive

Donations led by the UK and Bill Gates have far exceeded the $3.7-billion targeted in a drive to fund vaccinations for children in poor countries.

Assange fights extradition to Sweden

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will try to persuade a British judge on Monday to block his extradition to Sweden to face trial for sex crimes.

WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks bail in UK court

Lawyers for Julian Assange, held in Britain over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, will try again on Tuesday to win bail for the WikiLeaks founder.

WikiLeaks: Logs show 15 000 more Iraq deaths

WikiLeaks said on Saturday its release of classified US files on the Iraq war showed 15 000 more Iraqi civilians died than previously thought.

Ed Miliband emerges from brother’s shadow

Ed Miliband has finally emerged from his older brother's shadow but now faces a challenge to unify the Labour Party.

Conservatives try for coalition after UK election

Britain's opposition Conservatives said on Friday they would try to form a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats.

Pressure mounts on Goldman from near and far

Goldman Sachs sees pressure building on both sides of the Atlantic, two days after it was charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nationalisation of mines unlikely, says minister

Nationalisation of South Africa's mines is not government policy and is unlikely to become so, the trade minister said on Wednesday.

Gordon Brown pledges more public-service reform

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised a new drive to transform the health service and schools on Monday, but again failed to stamp out speculation he may call an early general election. He was to lay out his plans for "a fairer, stronger Britain" in his first speech as leader to the ruling Labour Party's annual conference later on Monday.

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