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Secret files lift lid on Thatcher-Reagan Falklands contacts

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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wrote an emotional letter to US President Ronald Reagan during the 1982 Falklands War calling him the “only person” who could understand her position, formerly secret documents showed on Friday. Newly declassified files from 1982 lift the lid on contacts between the two leaders over the crisis and reveal the […]

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King Juan Carlos called on Spaniards to unite against an economic crisis of previously unimagined intensity in a Christmas Eve message Monday that took clear aim at Catalonia’s bid for nationhood. The 74-year-old monarch, who weathered a tough year himself after shattering his hip on a luxury elephant-hunting holiday, said Spain was suffering one of […]

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The Duchess of Cambridge is less than twelve weeks pregnant but is in hospital with acute morning sickness. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, married in April 2011 [Reuters] Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby. A spokesman said the duchess has been admitted to a London […]

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The US Army private charged over the biggest security breach in US history has testified on the third day of a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland. Bradley Manning, 24, answered questions relating to his treatment after his arrest in Baghdad, Iraq, in May 2010. His lawyer is arguing that Pte Manning was treated unfairly in […]

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Businessman linked to high profile corruption case in Moscow is fourth person to die in unexplained circumstance Magnitsky (pictured) died in a Moscow prison three years ago after allegedly uncovering a web of corruption [AFP]   A Russian businessman helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful Russian fraud syndicate has died in mysterious circumstances outside his […]

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London, Nov 9 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)—Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October […]

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