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Keep holiday food away from your poochupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:33:00

I've watched my brother-in-law lavish ribs, potato salad and even nachos on his beloved pooch with reckless abandon. Give my dog Lulu a banana, and she returns it in a far less pleasant form. That's why I spend the holidays policing relatives as they walk their near-empty Thanksgiving plates to the kitchen.

How not to get fat at Thanksgivingupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:33:00

Chef Rocco DiSpirito offers HLN"s Joy Behar tips on how to survive Thanksgiving without overeating or gaining weight.

British minister's gaffe reveals position on Afghanistanupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 03:34:00

A senior British Cabinet Minister risked an embarrassing diplomatic row Tuesday after accidentally revealing confidential documents that appeared to welcome the departure of Afghanistan's president.

Rupert Murdoch is 'sorry'updated: Sat Jul 16 2011 01:00:00

The Dowler family's attorney Mark Lewis says Murdoch has apologized to the family in a private meeting.

U.S., UK share deep political tiesupdated: Wed May 25 2011 11:59:00

Political ties between the U.S. and Britain go back for decades, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Obama makes case for 'essential' Western leadershipupdated: Wed May 25 2011 11:59:00

American and British leadership of the world remains "essential to the cause of human dignity," President Barack Obama said Wednesday, making a sweeping case for values including freedom and the free market in a speech to a joint session of the British Parliament.

Speculation rife over date, venue of royal weddingupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 11:00:00

Speculation was intense Friday over where and when Prince William will marry Kate Middleton, with many predicting the couple will choose the iconic, thousand-year-old Westminster Abbey.

Former British PM Thatcher comes home from hospitalupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 11:23:00

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 85, returned home Monday after being hospitalized for two weeks with the flu.

Allied grenade possibly killed hostageupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 10:08:00

A hostage killed during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan may have died from an allied grenade. CNN's Phil Black reports.

U.S. grenade may have killed British hostage, PM saysupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 10:08:00

A British aid worker who died during an operation to rescue her from kidnappers in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

British PM Cameron's father diesupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 11:05:00

The father of British Prime Minister David Cameron has died, the prime minister's office at Downing Street said Wednesday.

British PM announces new baby's nameupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:16:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, named their new baby girl Florence Rose Endellion, Cameron's office said Wednesday.

It's a girl for British PM Cameron and wifeupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 13:39:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, announced Tuesday the birth of their fourth child, a baby girl.

Pakistani president, UK prime minister meet despite terror rowupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:34:00

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and the British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday pledged to increase cooperation between the two countries on economic development and security issues.

Feds order BP to devise quicker oil collection methodsupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 22:30:00

Federal authorities have ordered BP to get more aggressive with its plans to recover thousands of barrels of oil spewing from a broken well into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a letter made public Saturday.

CNNMoney: BP must offer new plans for cutting oil flow: fedsupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 21:42:00

Federal authorities have ordered BP to get more aggressive with its plans to recover thousands of barrels of oil spewing from a broken well into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a letter made public Saturday.

Cameron, Obama to discuss BPupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 10:34:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss BP, whose leaking well has caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, when he speaks by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama this weekend, Cameron's office at Downing Street said Friday.

New UK Cabinet agrees to pay cutsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 10:23:00

Britain's new Cabinet held its first meeting Thursday and promptly agreed to a five-percent pay cut for all new ministers, Downing Street said.

A UK government 'that will last'updated: Thu May 13 2010 07:32:00

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg talk about the new government and new politics for Britain.

UK candidates jockey to form alliancesupdated: Wed May 12 2010 07:37:00

CNN's Robin Oakley explains how Gordon Brown will attempt to cling to power as British parties jockey to form alliances.

New British PM Cameron builds coalitionupdated: Tue May 11 2010 21:07:00

Within hours of his appointment, Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron, immediately began forming his coalition government overnight, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts along with members of his own Conservative Party.

Brown's quit offer sparks newspaper frenzyupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:36:00

British premier Gordon Brown's offer to step down as part of a deal to entice the Liberal Democrats into a coalition government with Labour rather than David Cameron's Conservatives provoked a mixed reaction in the UK press Tuesday.

British PM to convene international meeting on Yemenupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 12:11:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for an international meeting January 28 to discuss how to counter radicalization in Yemen, his office at 10 Downing Street said Friday.

Severe floods submerge towns in northern Englandupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:57:00

Parts of Scotland and northern England were under several feet of water Friday morning after raging rivers burst their banks and flooded towns, officials said.

First ladies tell CNN why they love to tweetupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 10:20:00

Once upon a time royals and elites had to don elaborate disguises to mingle with their people. Now they have Twitter.

Lockerbie bombing probe continues, prosecutors tell victims' familiesupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 16:23:00

Scottish prosecutors are conducting a further review of the evidence related to the Lockerbie bombing, prosecutors have told families of victims from the United Kingdom.

Brown pledges banker bonus clampdownupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 01:48:00

Gordon Brown has pledged tough action to clamp down on excessive remuneration for bankers as part of an international effort to rectify the systemic weakness that led to the global financial crisis.

Obama condemns Lockerbie bomber's 'hero's welcome'updated: Fri Aug 21 2009 14:48:00

The cheering, flag-waving welcome that the convicted Lockerbie bomber received in Libya after being released from a life sentence was "highly objectionable," President Barack Obama said Friday.

Terror arrest Pakistanis to fight deportationupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 22:52:00

The lawyer for three of the Pakistani men arrested in anti-terrorism raids in England this month said Wednesday that he will fight their deportation.

Nine of 11 England terror suspects releasedupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 17:58:00

Nine of the 11 Pakistani nationals being held in an alleged terror plot in northern England were released Tuesday, according to police.

British PM's aide quits over 'smear' e-mails rowupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 06:12:00

A key aide to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has resigned after e-mails reportedly smearing top political opponents were leaked, British media said Sunday.

UK government apologizes for embarrassing e-mailsupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 09:04:00

The office of the British prime minister has apologized after e-mails sent by one of Gordon Brown's senior officials reportedly smeared political opponents, British media said Saturday.

UK police feared weekend terror attacksupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 12:45:00

The chief constable for Britain's Greater Manchester Police indicated Thursday there would have been the potential for terrorist acts this weekend if police had not made a dozen arrests.

Forget the G-20, what are the spouses wearing?updated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:10:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife, Sarah, wore an outfit from designer Britt Lintner to greet President Obama and his wife, Michelle, while Michelle Obama wore J.Crew, according to spokeswomen for both sides. Obamas Prepare to Meet Queen Elizabethupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 12:28:00

The day will also bring dinner with J.K. Rowling - cooked by celeb chef Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Oliver to cook for G20 leadersupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 06:20:00

Budget-conscious celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been hired to cook for G20 leaders in London next week, nearly a year after they provoked outrage by eating an eight-course meal while discussing the global food crisis.

Brown, bank chiefs thrash out G20 plansupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 06:19:00

Top executives of leading international banks were meeting the British prime minister and treasury chief Tuesday to discuss kick-starting the global financial system ahead of next month's G20 summit.

British Prime Minister in "depression" gaffeupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 11:24:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that the world is in a depression, the first time he has used the word to describe the global economic downturn, though a spokesman said later that the use of the word was a mistake.

Brown on global crisisupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 11:24:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the world needs to work together to beat the financial crisis. Cherie Blairupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 18:00:00

Britain's former first lady talks to TIME about life in the media spotlight, the advice she received from Hillary Clinton and how history will remember her husband, former Prime Minister Tony Blair Britain Sets Details of Huge Bank-Bailout Planupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 12:00:00

In what's being touted as a model for government intervention, London bets big to put money behind the country's battered banks

Al Qaeda assessment left on UK trainupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:56:00

Scotland Yard and Downing Street both said Wednesday they have launched investigations into how top-secret British intelligence documents on al Qaeda and Iraq came to be left on a commuter train by a senior civil servant in the UK's Cabinet Office.

$9 a gallon for UK truckersupdated: Tue May 27 2008 15:20:00

British truckers took their complaints about high gas costs to 10 Downing Street. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Dalai dilemma for West's leadersupdated: Fri May 23 2008 11:48:00

To the affectionate crowds that greet him around the world the Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet's Buddhists, is a revered campaigner for human rights, peace and religious understanding. Cherie Blair Has Her Sayupdated: Tue May 13 2008 15:20:00

After her autobiography is released, perceptions of life at 10 Downing Street will never be the same Labour Loses London updated: Fri May 02 2008 18:30:00

Conservative Boris Johnson wins the mayor's office in a rout of Britain's ruling party in local elections

Torch relay a 'public relations nightmare'updated: Mon Apr 07 2008 10:22:00

A "farce," "bitter", "ugly and chaotic," "sinister and slapstick and a "public relations nightmare;" the Olympic torch's journey of harmony and peace hit a large protester-sized road hump in London, the world's press commented Monday.

Hard journey for Olympic torchupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 10:22:00

The Olympic torch crosses London, sparking widespread protests. CNN's Emily Chang reports. Man Tries Grabbing Olympic Torchupdated: Sun Apr 06 2008 11:00:00

In west London on Sunday, a protester tried to grab the torch out of the hands of a TV presenter, forcing police to briefly stop the procession McCain in Britain: 'We All Misspeak'updated: Fri Mar 21 2008 12:00:00

Before an unimpressed British media, the Republican candidate softens his criticism of British policy in Iraq, and tries to explain his al-Qaeda gaffe

McCain meeting British, French leadersupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 14:36:00

President Bush is still firmly in the White House, but Sen. John McCain was busy presenting the new face of Republican America to the world this week.

McCain visits Jerusalem wallupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 14:36:00

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem Wednesday.

Spirit of Diplomacy: Part 1updated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how to resolve disputes without hostility in her quest for the spirit of diplomacy.

Out of trouble: How diplomacy brought peace to Northern Irelandupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

Commentators who have watched the conflict in Northern Ireland play out for decades call the peace process a miracle. Money Scandal Adds to Brown's Woes updated: Fri Nov 30 2007 08:00:00

Gordon Brown always wanted to emulate his predecessor Tony Blair. But being investigated wasn't what he had in mind Scandal Knocks Britain's PMupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 12:00:00

Gordon Brown admits that "mistakes have been made" over financial donations to the Labour party

Jemima Khan joins protestsupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 23:21:00

Up to 1,000 human rights campaigners demonstrated Saturday in front of No. 10 Downing Street, the official residence of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, calling on the British government to demand that full democracy be restored in Pakistan.

Pakistan unrestupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 23:21:00

Pakistan Supreme Court Justice Khalil ur Rehman Ramdy joins CNN to discuss the crackdown on Pakistan's legal community.

London protestsupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 23:21:00

CNN's Cal Perry reports on protesters in the UK pushing the British government to lean on Musharraf to lift martial law.

Saudi king's royal meet draws fireupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 05:12:00

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has begun his visit to the UK as controversy continues over issues related to the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Teens held as boy, 11, shot deadupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 08:12:00

Two teenagers have been arrested over the murder of an 11-year-old boy shot dead in Liverpool as he played football, police said on Thursday. Finding Comedy in Terrorismupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 12:00:00

Jihad: The Musical, the satirical story of a wannabe suicide bomber, is stirring up both laughter and controversy in Scotland

England finds foot and mouth disease in cattle updated: Sat Aug 04 2007 04:50:00

Foot and mouth disease has been found in cattle on a farm near Guildford in Surrey, England, British government officials said Friday, prompting Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call a meeting of the United Kingdom's crisis panel. Gordon Brown's New Cabinetupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 18:15:00

A "Darling" choice by Britain's new Prime Minister, but a few other names that the U.S. may not find so sweet. The Downing Street Shuffleupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 08:35:00

Frenetic choreography occurs as Brown prepares to be Prime Minister and Blair gets set to be Mideast peace envoy

Brown: Let work of change beginupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 01:42:00

Gordon Brown is the UK's new prime minister after replacing the outgoing Tony Blair on Wednesday.

UK asks: What kind of man is new PM?updated: Tue Jun 26 2007 08:24:00

When Tony Blair strode across a Manchester stage on Sunday June 24 and declared, "the new leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown," it was the moment his Downing Street neighbor had been waiting for, with growing impatience, for 13 years.

Blair's modernizing legacy weighed down by warupdated: Thu May 10 2007 08:08:00

On a heady night in May 1997, a boyish Tony Blair -- triumphant and smiling -- greeted his giddy, flag-waving supporters, as the catchy pop tune "Things Can Only Get Better" played in the background.

Iraq, scandal cloud Blair's legacyupdated: Wed May 09 2007 10:47:00

All political careers, it is said, end in tears. Tony Blair leaves office with his reputation clouded by the disastrous outcome of the Iraq war and the "Cash for Honors" scandal, which could yet see some of those close to him charged with criminal offences. A decade on, historians may take a kinder view.

UK-Iran diplomatic contacts under wayupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 03:40:00

Diplomatic contacts between Britain and Iran, including moves by Iranian official Ali Larijani, were under way to secure the release of 15 British marines and sailors in Iranian custody, Downing Street confirmed.

Blair rejects pressure to resignupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 03:34:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to step down before police finish a political corruption probe into his party, despite fears the investigation is damaging his party.

Blair quizzed again in funds probeupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 07:22:00

British police have questioned UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for a second time as part of an investigation into political party funding, his spokesman says.

Blair's office: Hussein hanged in 'completely wrong' wayupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 09:38:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak out against the execution of Saddam Hussein, calling the way it was carried out "completely wrong," officials at Downing Street told CNN.

Funds scandal: Police quiz Blairupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 08:36:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by police in connection with a political fundraising scandal, his spokesperson said.

Man with knife arrested outside Blair residenceupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 09:00:00

A man armed with a knife was arrested after climbing a fence behind British Prime Minister Tony Blair's London residence at 10 Downing Street, police said Monday.

On this day in history ...updated: Fri Sep 22 2006 03:44:00

1692: The last person is hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

Blair son out of Barbados hospitalupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 05:57:00

The eldest son of Tony Blair has left a hospital in Barbados where he was being treated for stomach pains, the British prime minister's office said Friday.

Molly Ivins: Developments in journalism's frontierupdated: Thu May 11 2006 17:07:00

As I occasionally survey the pack of sycophantic shih tzus* in the Washington press corps, wriggling on their bellies to kiss the feet of those in power, I feel plumb discouraged about the future of journalism.

2007 London Tour route is unveiledupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 12:46:00

The opening stage of the 2007 Tour de France to be held in London will start on Whitehall, near Trafalgar Square and Downing Street, before finishing on the Mall.

Battle to put out UK blaze resumesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 06:14:00

Firefighters say they hope Tuesday finally to put out an "apocalyptic" blaze at a UK oil depot spewing out a huge column of black smoke that has spread to France.

Brazil envoy: No shooting cover-upupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 03:37:00

Brazil's ambassador has said he believes there was no cover-up by British officials in the fatal police shooting of a Brazilian man mistaken for a terrorist on the London Tube.

UK police: Latest bombers failedupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 08:16:00

Two weeks to the day after the July 7 London bombings, attackers tried -- and failed -- to set off explosive devices at three Tube stations and on a double-decker bus.

Blair: Mayor wrong on terror linkupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 00:56:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected comments by London's mayor that Western "double standards" in the Middle East contributed to the growth of Islamic extremism and terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.

'Downing Street memo'updated: Thu Jun 16 2005 17:32:00

Nearly three years after it was written, the "Downing Street memo" on pre-war intelligence on Iraq is spotlighted in the U.S. Congress, with one man leading the charge.

Blair meets hard-line NI leadersupdated: Thu May 19 2005 09:52:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been meeting Northern Ireland's hard-line Protestant and Catholic leaders in the hope of reviving power-sharing in the province.

Labour MPs: Blair must go soonupdated: Sun May 08 2005 07:31:00

Labour MPs have begun to call on Tony Blair to quit Downing Street long before he completes a full third term at Number 10.

Strain starts to show on Blairupdated: Tue May 03 2005 07:49:00

Who was that ageing figure with his wispy, graying hair and lined face buying an ice cream on the campaign trail for Chancellor Gordon Brown?

Europe no star as election issueupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 09:02:00

British insularity, and self-belief, was famously demonstrated by the old 1940s newspaper headline: "Fog in Channel: Continent cut off." But something similar seems to be happening in this election. Europe has been cut off again for the duration of the contest.

Families protest MG Rover closureupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 09:35:00

As the families of MG Rover employees protested outside Prime Minister Tony Blair's official residence, the administrator of the troubled UK car maker warned it could no longer fund the warranty program.

Day One: The memories flood backupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 08:37:00

Here we go again. In Downing Street amid the popping flashbulbs as Tony Blair sets off for Buckingham Palace to ask the queen to dissolve Parliament and hold an election on 05/05/05.

Blair calls election for May 5updated: Tue Apr 05 2005 03:19:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has called Britain's general election for May 5 after seeing the queen to ask for the dissolution of parliament.

Blair 'fine' after heart treatmentupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 02:40:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived home saying he felt "absolutely fine" after successfully undergoing treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Profile of Tony Blairupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 18:04:00

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since May 1, 1997.

Security scare near Blair residenceupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 04:10:00

An attack on security gates near British Prime Minister Tony Blair's official residence by a man wielding a sledgehammer sparked a security scare in London.

Call to scrap British knighthoodsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 08:31:00

Britain should stop awarding knighthoods and damehoods within five years and scrap the Order of the British Empire, a committee of lawmakers has recommended.

Blair faces intelligence verdictupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 06:15:00

Another week, another Iraq inquiry.

Analysis: Bruising week for Blairupdated: Sun Jan 25 2004 08:42:00

For prime ministers at the sharp end of world affairs, crisis headlines come around almost weekly.

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