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  • UK Membership in the European Union
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    U.K. Membership in the European Union

    Former British Foreign Affairs and Defense secretaries testified before a parliamentary committee. They discussed the costs and benefits of the United Kingdom’s membership in the European…

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich
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    German Chancellor Merkel at Munich Security Conference

    German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered remarks at an international security conference. She talked about her meetings earlier in the week in Kiev with Ukrainian President…

  • Meeting of the British Joint Intelligence and Security Committee
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    British Foreign Policy

    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond testified before the House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Intelligence and Security Committee. Topics included United Kingdom national…

  • British PM Cameron on UKEU Relations
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    United Kingdom-European Union Relations

    British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in the House of Commons on the future of United Kingdom-European Union relations. He reported on his meetings the previous week with European leaders…

  • Tribute to Margaret Thatcher
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    Tribute to Margaret Thatcher

    The British Parliament held a special session to honor former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87.

  • British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit
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    British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit

    Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year budget cut deal. He told lawmakers this the agreement was a “good deal for Britain.”

  • Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Parliamentary Reforms
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    Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Parliamentary Reforms

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke about his government’s proposal to reform House ethics regulations. Key portions of the proposal included the publishing of all MP expenditures, the…

  • Foreign Secretary Interview
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    Foreign Secretary Interview

    During a visit to Washington, DC Foreign Secretary Rifkind talked about the future of NATO, Hong Kong and other international issues.

  • Hong Kong Future
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    Hong Kong Future

    After a visit by a delegation from the Hong Kong Legislative Council, members debated issues surrounding the upcoming transfer of Hong Kong to Chinese control on July 1, 1997 in a special…

  • USBritish Relations
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    U.S.-British Relations

    The foreign minister talked about talked about British politics, the European Community, the stability of Eastern Europe, U.S.-British trade and other topics.

  • Bosnia Reconstruction
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    Bosnia Reconstruction

    After attending meetings with representatives of 43 nations and 11 international organizations concerning the implementation of the Bosnian peace agreements, Mr. Rifkind and Mr. Bildt…

  • Conflict in Former Yugoslavia
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    Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

    Mr. Rifkind spoke on the situation in Bosnia and British involvement in the conflict. Today, Bosnian Serbs launched attacks on the eastern Bosnian town of Gorazde, and NATO reported that a…

  • Defense Department News Briefing
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    Defense Department News Briefing

    Secretary Perry and General Shalikasvili briefed the press on their feelings concerning the accidental friendly fire incident in northern Iraq. In addition, the British foreign minister…

  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Secretary Rifkin spoke to the House of Commons about the latest events in Iraq. He discussed the French dissatisfaction with the bombing the week previous. He was questioned about the…

  • Friendly Fire in the Persian Gulf
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    Friendly Fire in the Persian Gulf

    Members of the British House of Commons debated the issue surrounding the death of nine British soldiers in the Persian Gulf War in an excerpt from the private notice questions period of the British House of…