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The Takeaway

Babies Made From DNA of 3 People May Soon Be Reality

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

British lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections

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On The Media

Correcting False Balance

Friday, April 04, 2014

This week the UK Parliament released a report that recommended ways to improve communicating climate change to the public, criticizing the media in particular for promoting false balance. Bob talks with Bob Ward of the London School of Economics about the report and the chief offender.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Spying scandal spotlight moves from US to UK

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Spying scandal spotlight moves from US to UK

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The Takeaway

British Lawmaker Calls for Second Vote on Syria

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Last week, British parliament voted against military intervention in Syria. The vote was a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron and to some British lawmakers who support an international effort of force in the region. Andrew Mitchell, a member of Parliament and former cabinet minister, explores Britain's option to hold a second vote on Syria.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Instability rules in Italy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Instability rules in Italy

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The Takeaway

Parliament Hacking Inquiry Begins

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.

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The Takeaway

Murdoch to Face Questions from British Parliament

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

All eyes will be on the British Parliament as News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch appears before the Select Committee this morning, at about 9:15 a.m. EST. The media tycoon is at a crossroads, with many of his top deputies implicated in the scandal that has engulfed his media empire and left his company's reputation in tatters. Murdoch has long been a controversial figure, but the questions surrounding his leadership of News Corp. and the corporate culture it has engendered have come under new fire in light of the phone hacking affair.

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The Takeaway

As Greeks Strike, Parliament Remains Calm

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Greece is preparing this morning to vote on drastic austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and rioting in the country's capital, Athens. 5,000 police were deployed to Athens over the past two days, to combat protesters with tear gas. Meanwhile, the climate inside Parliament is calm as they prepare to vote. If the austerity measures pass, Greece will be able to obtain a second bail-out from the European Union, and avoid defaulting. 

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It's A Free Blog

Obama's UK Speech Paves Path Forward - But What About Libya?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Listening to President Obama's address to the British Parliament, you wouldn't think our war in Libya is a very big deal. Its first mention is two-thirds of the way through the speech, the discussion of it lasts a single paragraph, and it is called an "action," "crackdown" and effort to ensure "the people of Libya are protected." Hardly a war at all.

-Justin Krebs, on the Obama administration's mixed foreign policy messages.

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The Takeaway

'Mission Creep' in Libya?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The United Nations Security Council authorized a no-fly zone over Libya six weeks ago, but many have questioned the nature of NATO’s mission. This week, the U.K., France and Italy announced that they will send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels. The U.S. plans to give $25 million in non-lethal assistance to the Libyan rebels. Is this within the humanitarian goals of the UN Resolution? Or is this 'mission creep?'

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Soundcheck

Space Is The Place

Monday, July 26, 2010

Female pop singers get into sci-fi.  John Schaefer asks, what took you so long? 

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The Takeaway

David Cameron Now Britain's New Prime Minister

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his resignation yesterday, opening the door of 10 Downing Street for Conservative leader David Cameron to step in.

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The Takeaway

Gordon Brown Set to Step Down as Labour Party Leader

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he is set to step down as Labour Party leader by September. This shocking announcement comes in the wake of last Thursday's elections which saw the Conservative Party win the most seats, but not the majority.

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The Takeaway

Charge It! An Expense-Account Scandal in Parliament

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

There's a juicy scandal brewing in England over what politicians claimed on their expense reports. The furor has engulfed Parliament and provoked wide public outrage. The expense claims didn't violate the law-- just public standards of good taste and fair play. MPs were charging everything from extra toilet seats and dog food to swimming-pool maintenance. Members of both parties are implicated, but Prime Minister Gordon Brown is likely to pay the highest price. Joining The Takeaway is the BBC's political reporter Naomi Grimley in Westminster, with the delicious details.

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