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  • Blair's successor calls war divisive

    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.

  • Blair may be Mideast peace envoy

    JERUSALEM — International Mideast negotiators today searched for ways to revive peace talks after Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, and U.S. officials said they expected to name outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a senior envoy. 2:38 p.m.

  • Labor elects Brown as new chief

    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.

  • Pope, Blair discuss Middle East

    VATICAN CITY — British Prime Minister Tony Blair held private talks with Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, stoking speculation he might convert to Catholicism after he steps down this week after a decade in power.

  • Blair defends U.S. ties

    Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, scheduled to step down Wednesday, has fired a parting shot at those in Britain and elsewhere who advocate a foreign and security policy that excludes an alliance with the United States. His succinct counsel: "Get real."

  • Associated Press
British Prime Minister Tony Blair (right) attended an EU summit in Brussels yesterday before leaving for a scheduled audience with the pope.

    Blair expected to become a Catholic

    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.

  • Searching for identity


  • From a Scottish manse to Number 10

    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.

  • Brown: Calls for Iraq probe ill-timed

    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.

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