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Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

SLAPPING a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study. Though the number works out to a modest drop of 1.3 percent in obesity, scientists say that reduction would still be worthwhile in the UK, which has a population of about […]

Demand For Food Aid Spikes In Britain

Demand For Food Aid Spikes In Britain

DEMAND for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said this month, suggesting low-income households’ living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession. The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity that operates food banks throughout the country, said in a report that just under 356,000 people received three […]

Ministers Plan World War I Centenary In Paris

Ministers Plan World War I Centenary In Paris

FOR THE 100TH anniversary of World War I, officials from about 30 countries are meeting in Paris to plan four years of commemorative events. At least 8.5 million soldiers are believed to have perished in the 1914-18 war. France, where the majority of Western Front fighting took place, is taking a leading role in the […]

Powerful Daily Mail Faces A Political Storm

Powerful Daily Mail Faces A Political Storm

THE DAILY MAIL newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats in Brussels. The Mail is Britain’s most polarizing paper, and one of the most powerful. To fans, it’s the voice of old-fashioned […]

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes last month, a stunning defeat that will almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any US attack on Bashar Assad’s government. A grim-faced Cameron conceded after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British […]

UK Lawmakers Told Not To Rub Statues’ Toes

UK Lawmakers Told Not To Rub Statues’ Toes

PARLIAMENTARY officials in Britain want lawmakers to keep their hands off Margaret Thatcher’s toes. Authorities are considering roping off statues of former prime ministers, including Thatcher and Winston Churchill, because they are suffering wear and tear from legislators rubbing their toes for luck. Members of Parliament traditionally touch the statues in the House of Commons […]

Report: UK Family Living Standards Dropping

Report: UK Family Living Standards Dropping

POOR FAMILIES in Britain are struggling to provide basics for their children as the cost of living rises faster than wages and benefits, research released by a charity suggested last month. The cost of raising a child during the first 18 years of life rose four percent to £148,105 last year, while average earnings rose […]

UK Outlines Changes To Boost Army Reserves

UK Outlines Changes To Boost Army Reserves

ARMY RESERVISTS will get military pensions and other benefits as part of a government bid to boost reserve numbers, the UK defense secretary said last month. The proposals unveiled by Philip Hammond – which include rebranding the Territorial Army as the Army Reserve – come as Britain cuts its regular army from 100,000 to just […]

Putin, Cameron Still Hopeful On Syria Peace Talks

Putin, Cameron Still Hopeful On Syria Peace Talks

THE LEADERS of Britain and Russia said Sunday they’re hopeful that Syria’s warring factions can hammer out their differences at upcoming peace talks tentatively planned for next month in Geneva. Speaking at British Prime Minister’s David Cameron’s Downing Street office, Russian President Vladimir Putin said both nations are still pressing for talks between representatives of […]

Kenyan Joy: Britain Apologizes For Colonial Abuse

Kenyan Joy: Britain Apologizes For Colonial Abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya – The wrinkled faces of the elderly Kenyans who gathered in a downtown Nairobi hotel registered gratitude, relief and joy as Britain’s high commissioner say what many waited decades to hear: Britain is sorry. Britain on Thursday said it “sincerely regrets” the acts of torture a British colonial government carried out against Kenyans […]

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