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Gordon Brown 'Refused Extra Afghan Troops': Says Former Army Head

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Gordon Brown refused a major Afghanistan troop reinforcement against the military's advice, the former head of the Army has said....

Gordon Brown Rogue tweet by three-year-old son taught Gordon Brown about internet supervision

Telegraph | Urmee Khan and Kate Devlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A rogue tweet by Gordon Brown's three-year-old son taught him "a big lesson" about the importance of parental supervision when it comes to the interne...

Yousaf Raza Gilani, Pakistan PM, "Bin Laden Not In Pakistan"

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday defended his country's efforts in fighting terrorism, saying he didn't believe Osama bin Laden wa...

Politicians Who Look Like Turkeys (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Is it just us, or is the political scene overrun by guys who look like turkeys? It's probably just us, but we thought we'd compile our favorites. ...

Pop Star Joss Stone Under Attack for Marijuana Comment

Mason Tvert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mason Tvert

Stone is not alone in her belief that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. She has some pretty solid back-up among the UK's scientific community.

Gordon Brown: Murdoch's Sun Trying To "Become A Political Party"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Another international leader has come out attacking a Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlet as a political operative. As the White House continues its wa...

Gordon Brown Named Worst-Dressed Man By GQ (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: LONDON — It's a poll victory, of sorts. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been named the worst-dressed man of ...

Why Is the UK in Afghanistan?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The British priority in Afghanistan is less about any particular vision for a democratic, stable or terrorist free country, but rather the strategic future of NATO and more importantly the US-UK alliance.

Gordon Brown Pushes For Gay Rights Across The EU

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown is pushing for British civil partnerships to be recognised across the EU - including Eastern Europe, he has told Attitude magazine....

Gordon Brown Slams Climate-Change Skeptics As 'Anti-Science, Flat-Earthers'

Daily Telegraph | James Kirkup and Louise Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Prime Minister launched an outspoken attack on climate-change sceptics amid growing signs of public doubts about the scientific and political cons...

Gordon Brown Confirms 500 Extra British Troops For Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Prime Minister announced today that Britain's total military effort in Afghanistan will increase to more than 10,000 troops. In a detailed Comm...

Brown: NATO Troop Increase For Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's prime minister says NATO nations may contribute 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan – offering key backing as the U.S. dec...

Parliamentarians for Pneumonia

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

More importantly than events in Washington and London, for the first time ever, parliaments in developing countries, where the bulk of pneumonia deaths occur, were active locally on World Pneumonia Day.

British Coup Attempt: Gordon Brown Survives, But Faces Call For General Election

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown faced fresh demands for an immediate general election today after he survived a backbench coup but received only lukewarm statements of s...

Will the Chinese Courts Allow Another Mentally Ill Individual Be Executed?

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The true test of a society's criminal justice system is how well it protects society's most vulnerable.

A Clear Agenda for Reform in 2010

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Brown

As the balance of economic power changes over the next two decades, new and stronger power-brokers may be less willing to embrace change. We must avoid this race to the bottom. Here is how.

France To Follow Suit On Britain's Bank Bonus Tax (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

France is looking to match Britain's decision yesterday to impose a one-time 50% windfall tax on bank bonuses, French government officials said today....

Reese, Renee, Whatever: Gordon Brown Confuses Leading Ladies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — When it comes to Hollywood stars, Britain's prime minister can't tell a Reese from a Renee. Gordon Brown was asked in the House of Com...

The White Man's Handshake

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Of course Afghanistan is corrupt, like all third world nations, but compared to his western critics, poor Hamid Karzai is a mere beggar in the Kabul bazaar.

Brown Apologizes After Misspelling Name Of Dead Soldier In Letter To His Mother

Guardian | Adam Gabbatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown has apologised to the mother of a dead serviceman who took offence after he sent her a handwritten letter of condolence that misspelled h...

Britain's Silent Conservative Movement

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emily Henry

Britain is tearing up its socialist roots and traversing a path back to conservatism. For those who feel sidelined in the immigration debate, the BNP has become a solution - albeit an extreme one.

Full-Body Scanners To Be Installed In British Airports

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown says full-body scanners will be introduced in Britain's airports in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bo...

UK Royal Family Marks "End Of Iraq War"

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — At a memorial service honoring Britons who died during the Iraq war, the Archbishop of Canterbury said Friday it will take time for his...

Antonio Maria Costa, UN Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

The Observer | Rajeev Syal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis, the United Nations' drugs and crime tsar ha...

Downing Tweet Parties to Support Maternal Mortality Campaign

Sarah Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sarah Brown

The inaugural #DowningTweet party brought together Twitter users with the desire to stop the scandal of a woman dying every minute of every day from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications.