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Latest Gordon Brown Items
LONDON - Britain's new prime minister, Gordon Brown, chose his senior circle of ministers today, picking David Miliband as foreign secretary. The youngest foreign secretary in decades, he is a rising star who voiced doubts over the Iraq war.
The political landscape in Britain shifts this week with the rise of Gordon Brown to the premiership. For an event that has been anticipated for years, due to the long-standing political bargain between Mr. Brown and former Prime Minister Tony Blair, its contours are still widely debated here.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON — Barring a last-minute hitch, Tony Blair will step down after a decade in power today, handing the reins to his treasury chief, Gordon Brown, in a mid-term change of leadership that threatens to become troubling to the United States.
MANCHESTER, England (Agence France-Presse) — Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair as leader of Britain's governing Labor Party yesterday, the first step in the transfer of power that will make him prime minister this week.
LONDON — Prime Minister Tony Blair is to announce that he will convert to Roman Catholicism soon after his planned meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican tomorrow, according to church sources and his friends.
LONDON — As Gordon Brown prepares to move into 10 Downing Street, the prime minister's residence, pride of place in his new study will be given to a hardback collection of some of his late father's sermons in the Church of Scotland. The book was compiled by Mr. Brown and his brothers, John and Andrew, to mark John Ebenezer Brown's 80th birthday in 1994, four years before he died.
LONDON (Agence France-Presse) — Britain's prime minister-in-waiting, Gordon Brown, rejected a call for a new investigation into the government's handling of the U.S.-led war in Iraq yesterday as his government defeated an opposition motion in Parliament for an inquiry.