British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday condemned the "murderers" who shot dead a police officer in Northern Ireland but pledged there would be "no return to the old days" when such killings were common. The officer was shot late Monday, just two days after two British troops were killed at a military base in the province. Police said 48-year old Stephen Paul Carroll was shot in the head in Craigavon, a town southwest of Belfast
The British soldiers who were killed in Northern Ireland over the weekend had already packed their bags for Afghanistan and changed into desert uniforms when they were shot, a top British military officer said Monday. “Some of them decided to order a final takeaway pizza before they departed,” Brigadier George Norton said from the base where they were killed. “It was then that the brutal attack took place.
It was supposed to be a thing of the past.
Two British military members were killed and another four people wounded in a "serious shooting incident" at an army base in Northern Ireland, police said. The shooting happened late Saturday in Massarene, in County Antrim, one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland
If Gordon Brown expected props back home for being the first European leader to enjoy President Obama’s hospitality at the White House and only the fifth British Prime Minister ever to address Congress, he might have reconsidered the fourth paragraph of that speech. Like a nervous entertainer at a particularly rowdy children’s party, Brown pulled his rabbit out of the hat almost at the start of his act. Her Majesty Britain’s Queen had bestowed an honorary knighthood on “Sir Edward Kennedy,” he announced
The joke told around Ireland’s watercoolers and in its office canteens in January went like this: “What’s the difference between Iceland and Ireland?
There’s an odd game going on in Europe.
British police warned on Monday that officers were preparing for a "summer of rage" as protests mount across Europe against the economic crisis. David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan Police’s public order branch, said growing unemployment, failing companies and the recession could spark a “mass protest.” Until now, Superintendent Hartshorn said, there were insufficient numbers of activists to carry out large-scale demonstrations, but he told the Guardian: “Obviously the downturn in the economy, unemployment, repossessions, changes that. Suddenly there is the opportunity for people to mass protest.” Hartshorn said April’s G-20 economic summit could lead to unrest as leaders of the world’s richest nations head to London
The world needs a "global New Deal" to haul it out of the economic crisis it faces, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom said Sunday. “We need a global New Deal — a grand bargain between the countries and continents of this world — so that the world economy can not only recover but… so the banking system can be based on..
Hundreds of thousands of workers filled the streets of Dublin on Saturday to protest the government response to Ireland’s economic downturn. But these days, visitors to California’s most famous ZIP code are more likely to take note of the empty storefronts and deep-discount signs