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In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold leaders like George W Bush and Britain's Tony Blair accountable for the ongoing death and destruction in Iraq and beyond In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold leaders like George W.

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After its recent revelation that the National Security Agency is monitoring the phone records and Internet activity of millions of Americans, The Guardian reported Sunday that the U.S. and Britain monitored and intercepted the digital communications of foreign officials during two international conferences in London.

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Who'll rule Britannia? That remains to be seen, exactly, as several unsolved variables are still in play after last week's election, but no matter how the power-sharing configuration takes shape, one thing's for sure: Prime Minister Gordon Brown won't be part of it.

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It's hard to imagine that many British citizens will be moved to cast their ballots in Thursday's general election because Simon Cowell, the curmudgeonly mastermind behind such showbiz gems as "Britain's Got Talent" and "American Idol," thinks they should.

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British politicians waited 50 years to debate each other on television. Those clever Internet hooligans wasted no time mocking the results.

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After glad-handing a difficult voter who told of her concerns about immigration, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown retreated to the sanctity of his car, where he promptly described the woman as “bigoted." Unfortunately for Brown, he was wearing a live microphone at the time.

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Goldman Sachs has demonstrated a remarkable ability to keep pulling in the profits -- and bestowing bonuses on company execs -- regardless of the state of the global economy, and despite what the bank might have done to damage it in the first place On Tuesday (continued)Goldman Sachs has demonstrated a remarkable ability to keep pulling in the profits regardless of the state of the global economy.

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