UK News Briefing

  • June 2, 2003

    Alternative summit challenges G8

    -2/6/03

    While the US and France debated world trade policies at the G8 summit this weekend, the people who are at the sharp

    Alternative summit challenges G8 -2/6/03 While the US and France debated world trade policies at the G8 summit this weekend, the people who are at the sharp end of their trade policies gathered at a counter summit called the People's Forum, in Mali...
  • May 30, 2003

    Wounded peace activist returns to UK

    -30/5/03

    A peace activist shot by an Israeli soldier was flown back to Britain yesterday, still in a coma from which he

    Wounded peace activist returns to UK -30/5/03 A peace activist shot by an Israeli soldier was flown back to Britain yesterday, still in a coma from which he is unlikely to recover. Tom Hurndall, 22, was left brain-damaged when he was shot in the...
  • May 30, 2003

    Christian aid says G8 has broken promises to poor

    -30/5/03

    Christian Aid has accused the world's most powerful group of countries of breaking its promises m

    Christian aid says G8 has broken promises to poor -30/5/03 Christian Aid has accused the worldís most powerful group of countries of breaking its promises made to poor. The statement comes as leaders of the most powerful nations in the world gather...
  • May 30, 2003

    Reports highlights rising tide of religious persecution

    -30/5/03

    Reports showing the rising tide of inter-religious violence and persecution has been launche

    Reports highlights rising tide of religious persecution -30/5/03 Reports showing the rising tide of inter-religious violence and persecution has been launched by a Christian interest group that works for religious freedom. Covering developments in...
  • May 30, 2003

    Catholic theologian may sue over atheist claim

    -30/5/03

    A leading British Roman Catholic academic is considering legal action against an American television

    Catholic theologian may sue over atheist claim -30/5/03 A leading British Roman Catholic academic is considering legal action against an American television company that quoted him on its website as describing his ìjourney to atheismî reports the...
  • May 29, 2003

    Faith divisions increase risk of conflict says Amnesty

    -29/5/03

    Divisions between people of different faiths have widened, making further conflict more likel

    Faith divisions increase risk of conflict says Amnesty -29/5/03 Divisions between people of different faiths have widened, making further conflict more likely, while ìgenuine fearsî have been instilled across all sections of society during the last...
  • May 29, 2003

    God left out of EU constitution

    -29/5/03

    In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed intro

    God left out of EU constitution -29/5/03 In a move that will elicit a mixed response from Christians, mention of God has been omitted from the proposed introduction to the EU's new constitution. The preamble, written by ValÈry Giscard d'Estaing and...
  • May 29, 2003

    Short hits back at pro-lifers

    -29/5/03

    Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International

    Development, has hit back at a pro life group fo

    Short hits back at pro-lifers -29/5/03 Clare Short, the former British Secretary of State for International Development, has hit back at a pro life group following its claims about her support for abortion and population control, upon her...
  • May 29, 2003

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire

    -29/5/03

    An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire betwe

    Catholic priest may broker spanish ceasefire -29/5/03 An Irish Roman Catholic priest has been called on by Basque nationalists to negotiate a ceasefire between the Spanish government and the separatist terrorist group Eta. Fr Alec Reid who was at...
  • May 28, 2003

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution

    -28/5/03

    European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention o

    Churches welcome draft EU constitution -28/5/03 European bishops have welcomed the draft EU constitution issued by the Presidium of the European Convention on Monday, reports the Independent Catholic News. Rev R¸diger Noll, director of the Church...