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Today is the fifth anniversary of 7/7, the Muslim terrorist attacks on London in 2005. Our British correspondent JP has sent five retrospectives and associated articles from The Guardian. The newspaper believes that the attacks helped strengthen community cohesion, and also brought out the best in the city of Leeds.
In other news, the Pope said he would not be watching tonight’s World Cup semifinal between Spain and Germany, even though his home country was one of the two teams playing. As it turned out, Spain won, 1-0.
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Thanks to Anne-Kit, C. Cantoni, Insubria, JP, Nilk, Steen, TV, Zenster, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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In hoc signo vinces
@Greece’s woes provide fuel for Turkish Eurosceptics.
01 July 2010
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, gave the following speech outlining the Government’s vision for UK foreign policy on 1 July 2010.
Speaker: The Foreign Secretary William Hague
Location: The Locarno Room, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.
We should also see the value of Turkey’s future membership of the European Union in this light. Turkey is Europe’s biggest emerging economy and a good example of a country developing a new role and new links for itself, partly on top of and partly outside of existing structures and alliances. It is highly active in the Western Balkans, the wider Middle East and Central Asia. We will make a particular diplomatic effort to work with Turkey, starting with a major visit by the Turkish Foreign Minister to Britain next week at my invitation.