UK News Briefing

  • January 30, 2004

    Russian church denies links with Saddam

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    The Russian Orthodox church has denied allegations of links with Saddam Hussein's regime through i

    Russian church denies links with Saddam -30/1/04 The Russian Orthodox church has denied allegations of links with Saddam Hussein's regime through illegal oil deals. The denial comes after more than 40 Russian companies, including entities linked to...
  • January 30, 2004

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    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is at the end of a six-day pastoral visit to the Middle East, has

    strongly condemned the latest upsurge in violence involving Is

    -30/1/04 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is at the end of a six-day pastoral visit to the Middle East, has strongly condemned the latest upsurge in violence involving Israelis and Palestinians. The Archbishop said, "I deplore...
  • January 29, 2004

    Leader of business council attacks Christian Aid

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    Dr Mohan Kaul, CEO of the Commonwealth Business Council, has criticised the conclusions of

    Leader of business council attacks Christian Aid -29/1/04 Dr Mohan Kaul, CEO of the Commonwealth Business Council, has criticised the conclusions of the Christian Aid report, "Behind the mask: the real face of corporate social responsibility,"...
  • January 29, 2004

    US vice-president visits pope

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    US Vice-President and his wife have visited Pope John Paul II.

    US vice-president visits pope -29/1/03 US Vice-President and his wife have visited Pope John Paul II. Dick Cheney brought with him a gift of a crystal dove - a symbol of peace. A subsequent meeting with Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano...
  • January 29, 2004

    Archbishop calls for clarity over education bill

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    The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham and Chairman of the Catholic

    Archbishop calls for clarity over education bill -29/1/04 The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham and Chairman of the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales, has called for clarity over the funding of higher education...
  • January 29, 2004

    Israel warned by Archbishop over apartheid wall

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    Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned Israel that the wall it is buildin

    Israel warned by Archbishop over apartheid wall -29/1/04 Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned Israel that the wall it is building in the occupied territories is seen as "a terrible symbol of fear and despair". The archbishop, on...
  • January 28, 2004

    Williams told that Christians are leaving Jerusalem

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    Jordan's king has told the Archbishop of Canterbury that Israel's presence in Jerusal

    Williams told that Christians are leaving Jerusalem -28/1/04 Jordan's king has told the Archbishop of Canterbury that Israel's presence in Jerusalem has prompted many Christian Arabs to leave the city. "Christian Arab existence in Jerusalem is being...
  • January 27, 2004

    Computer sweatshops revealed by aid agency

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    Catholic aid agency CAFOD is using a web animation called A Tale Of Two Cities in its campaign t

    Computer sweatshops revealed by aid agency -27/1/04 Catholic aid agency CAFOD is using a web animation called A Tale Of Two Cities in its campaign to improve working conditions in computer factories in the developing world. The web film coincides...
  • January 27, 2004

    Palestinian militant tells BBC of conversion to peace

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    A palestinian mlitant has told the BBC of his conversion to Christianity and decision

    Palestinian militant tells BBC of conversion to peace -27/1/04 A palestinian mlitant has told the BBC of his conversion to Christianity and decision to renounce violence. In an interview, Walid Shoebat spoke of his youth. "From kindergarten we were...
  • January 27, 2004

    Bishops urged to take pay cut

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    Bishops, deans and archdeacons will be urged next month to give up their pay increases and differentials and

    Bishops urged to take pay cut -27/1/04 Bishops, deans and archdeacons will be urged next month to give up their pay increases and differentials and be content to earn as little as a stipendiary parish priest reports the Times. The General Synod is...