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A South African TV station erroneously broadcast that former US President George Bush had died during one of its news bulletins.

2009-02-10

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Ramazan Baydan, owner of the Istanbul-based Baydan Shoe Company, has been swamped with orders from across the world, after insisting that his company produced the black leather shoes which the Iraqi journalist Muntazar al-Zaidi threw at Bush during a press conference in Baghdad last Sunday. Baydan has recruited an extra 100 staff to meet orders for 300,000 pairs of Model 271 - more than four times the shoe's normal annual sale -...

2008-12-22

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Tony Blair struck a defiant note in a six hour grilling by the Iraq inquiry insisting it was right to remove Saddam Hussein and said he would do it again. He rejected claims he manipulated intelligence to justify the invasion. And he denied making a "covert" deal with George Bush to invade Iraq in April 2002 a year before the war began. The former prime minister said he had been open about what had been discussed the US president...

2010-01-29

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The leader of Plaid Cymru's MPs has said he has a memo showing Tony Blair and George Bush struck a secret deal to invade Iraq a year before the 2003 war...

2010-02-02

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But Dr Blix said most international lawyers believed these arguments would not stand up at an international tribunal. "Some people maintain that Iraq was legal. I am of the firm view that it was an illegal war. There can be cases where it is doubtful, maybe it was permissible to go to war, but Iraq was, in my view, not one of those." He said he agreed with France and Russia, who argued that further UN authorisation was needed for...

2010-07-27

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Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.

2010-12-01

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In an act that many are calling long overdue, Congress passed legislation this week to honor those Americans who were first on the scene to profit from the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.

2011-01-18

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It was back in 2001 that the narrative for America's hunt for the al-Qaeda leader became strewn with Wild West imagery. George W Bush's call for Bin Laden to be caught "dead or alive" mimicked the posters of the old Hollywood westerns, while borderland Pakistan became the Old West reincarnated in the minds of many commentators. Bin Laden was referred to by one as a "21st-Century Geronimo, trying to elude the US...

2011-05-03

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The past three years have been a disaster for most Western economies. The United States has mass long-term unemployment for the first time since the 1930s. Meanwhile, Europe’s single currency is coming apart at the seams. How did it all go so wrong? Well, what I’ve been hearing with growing frequency from members of the policy elite — self-appointed wise men, officials, and pundits in good standing — is the claim that it’s mostly the...

2011-05-08

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In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were yesterday (Fri) found guilty of war crimes. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

2012-05-12

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