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New Veterans Affairs office promised

August
11
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE KELOWNA — It would appear one of Stephen Fuhr's election promises has been taken care of. The Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MP said he would bring a Veterans Affairs office back to Kelowna if elected. That is...

UK lawmakers to debate banning Donald Trump

January
18
,
2016
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LONDON — British lawmakers are due Monday to debate a call for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the U.K. over his remarks about Muslims — though the government is unlikely to bar the divisive Republican Party...

Thousands of UK doctors walk off the job in pay dispute

January
12
,
2016
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LONDON — Thousands of junior doctors walked off the job Tuesday in England in a dispute over pay and working conditions — the first such strike in 40 years. Some 50,000 junior doctors —those who are training and have between one...

'Controlling' domestic behaviour outlawed in England, Wales as law to halt abuse takes effect

December
29
,
2015
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LONDON — People who use repeated threats, humiliation and intimidation to control their intimate partners or family members could face prosecution in England and Wales under a law which became effective on Tuesday. "Coercive or...

Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message to the world: Light can triumph over darkness

December
25
,
2015
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SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II used her Christmas message Friday to proclaim that light can triumph over darkness in these perilous times — and to comment on the joys of having a new great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte. ...

UK's Cameron to look into lawmaker's claim that US denied boarding to Muslim family

December
23
,
2015
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LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he will look into a lawmaker's claim that U.S. officials prevented a British Muslim family from flying to Disneyland for a planned holiday. Stella Creasy, a member of the...

Queen Elizabeth II at Commonwealth summit in Malta, amid questions about group's purpose

November
26
,
2015
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LONDON — It is a bittersweet moment for Queen Elizabeth II. She is visiting a country she loves, on what may be her final visit to an organization she cherishes — one that might struggle without her. The 89-year-old British monarch...

Cameron promises to outline a comprehensive strategy against Islamic State this week

November
23
,
2015
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LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament. ...

Breakthrough: UK police arrest man over 1984 killing of policewoman outside Libyan embassy

November
19
,
2015
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LONDON — British police on Thursday announced "the first significant arrest" in the 1984 killing of London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy in an incident that solidified Libya's reputation as...

UK suspends Sinai flights, says Russian jet may have been downed by explosive

November
4
,
2015
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LONDON — The British government says it increasingly concerned that a Russian jet was brought down by a bomb and is suspending flights to and from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Prime Minister David Cameron's office says British aviation...