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British minister says Europe allies ‘nutty’

Britain’s coalition government faced fresh trouble from a newspaper sting on Friday over a minister’s comments describing the leading Conservative party’s European allies as “nutty”. The remarks by Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne, a member of the Liberal Democrat party which is the junior partner in the coalition, come after…

UK students smash Treasury, Supreme Court buildings as parliament triples tuition fees

Tens of thousands of angry students rampaged through the streets of London on Thursday, smashing windows of the Supreme Court, pelting police at the Treasury with rocks, and setting fire to a Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square after parliament voted to triple university tuition fees. Students in London using chain-link…

David Cameron becomes British prime minister, ending conservatives’ 13 years as minority

LONDON  – David Cameron finally took office as British premier Tuesday, ending his Conservative party’s 13 years in opposition and vowing to form a “strong and stable” coalition after cliff-hanger polls. The 43-year-old — who becomes Britain’s youngest prime minister for some two centuries, with a pregnant wife — was…

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