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David Cameron: control orders will be ditched 0

David Cameron: control orders will be ditched

The Prime Minister said the orders had been a failure and that he would agree on new measures with Nick Clegg. Tory critics warned him that he should do nothing simply to “appease” the Liberal Democrats. Under the orders, ministers can put a ter…
UK terror threat is as serious as ever 0

UK terror threat is as serious as ever

In a podcast recorded to mark the beginning of 2011, Mr Cameron says the risk terrorists pose to the country’s national security ‘is as serious today as it ever has been’. He praises the police authorities and security services for ‘working arou…
Obama Makes Controversial Appointments 0

Obama Makes Controversial Appointments

From vacation in Hawaii, President Obama has used his recess appointment power to fill six administration posts, some controversial, including naming Washington attorney James Cole as deputy attorney general and Robert Ford as U.S. ambassador to Sy…
Specter Accuses GOP of ‘Cannibalism’ 0

Specter Accuses GOP of ‘Cannibalism’

Departing Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday said conservative Republicans who backed tea party challengers against establishment candidates in the recent elections engaged in political cannibalism. In his final floor spe…
Obama Rallies Troops in Afghanistan 0

Obama Rallies Troops in Afghanistan

One year and two days after President Obama appeared before an audience at West Point and told the nation he was sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, he has come to meet with troops in the war-torn country for his second visit as command…
John Major let’s keep the Coalition 0

John Major let’s keep the Coalition

The coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats should continue after the next election and could lead to a permanent merger, according to Sir John Major. The former Conservative prime minister said the Coalition could represent a …