Gordon Brown

  • Full text of Malala Yousafzai's Speech at United Nations July 15, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding education for girls, gave a speech at the United Nations on her 16th birthday on Friday, where she spoke about the importance of education. Here is the full text of her speech: "In...
  • Malala's father named UN advisor on education December 10, 2012

    United Nations: The father of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' right to education, has been named as the Special UN Advisor on Global Education. The announcement was made by Gordon Brown, who is the United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education. He...
  • 'Hackers target emails of UK's Gordon Brown' January 2, 2012

    London: British police have found evidence that private investigators working for newspapers hacked into the email account of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown while he was finance minister, The Independent newspaper reported on Monday. Hundreds of other people may have also had their emails intercepted, perhaps as many as were caught...
  • 'Guardian' apologises to 'Sun' over Brown story July 15, 2011

    London: The Guardian newspaper on Friday apologised to the Sun, part of Rupert Murdoch's News International group, for reporting that it accessed former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's son's medical records. The Guardian had claimed this week that the Sun hacked into Brown's son Fraser's...
  • Murdoch's group used criminals: Gordon Brown July 12, 2011

    London: Rupert Murdoch's media empire sank into deeper controversy with former British prime minister Gordon Brown accusing newspapers from the group of using 'known criminals' to hack into his personal information. It is not only Brown but other ministers and lawmakers who are up in arms against the 80-year-old media baron...
  • NOTW hacked Gordon Brown's accounts July 12, 2011

    London: Allegations that former British prime minister Gordon Brown was a target of illegal data gathering by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers have piled pressure on the media baron as he tries to prevent investors pulling out of his News Corp empire. Murdoch and the British government tried to draw the financial and...
  • Gordon Brown's accounts hacked by NOTW July 12, 2011

    Former British PM Gordon Brown's accounts were hacked into by News of the World's journalists and that too, to learn about his son's medical condition. ...
  • Ex-UK PM may have been phonehacking victim July 12, 2011

    London: Police have said that former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown may have been a victim of phone hacking by an investigator working for British newspapers, his spokeswoman said on Monday. The Guardian and Independent newspapers reported on their websites earlier on Monday that journalists from Rupert Murdoch's newspapers repeatedly tried...
  • Brown billed for 200 breakfasts as he left No 10 February 21, 2011

    London: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was billed for 200 breakfasts on the day he left 10 Downing Street, according to local media reports. In what came to be known as the "Battle of the Breakfasts", a refusal by Sarah Brown to cater morning snacks for her hubby when...
  • Wall Street exec., author Gordon Murray dies at 60 January 18, 2011

    Burlingame, California: Former Wall Street financial executive Gordon Murray, who co-authored the best-selling 'The Investment Answer' after ceasing treatment for terminal brain cancer, has died, his publicist said. He was 60. Murray died at his Burlingame home on Saturday, said publicist Jennifer Musico. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of...
  • India is central to world economy: Former UK PM November 22, 2010

    New Delhi: As Europe and the US struggle with fears of the Irish crisis triggering off another world financial collapse, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says India and China must take a leadership role in increasing growth. He spoke to CNN IBN's Suhasini Haidar "I worry about low growth decade...
  • Security concerns as Twitter is hacked September 22, 2010

    Washington: The little blue bird was taken down by the mouse on Tuesday. Millions of Twitter users around the world were affected when the popular social networking website went down to a virus for a few hours. What’s alarming is the kind of security concerns the website has now raised. Thousands...
  • Former Brit PM Brown turns author July 26, 2010

    London: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is publishing an insider account of the global financial crisis, his first book since being ousted from office. Brown, who lost a national election in May after almost three years as UK chief, will set out the measures the legislator believes current leaders must...
  • Brown to quit as UK PM to keep Labour in power May 11, 2010

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he would step down this year, sacrificing himself to give his Labour Party a chance of forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems are already being courted by the Conservatives, who did best in an election last week....
  • UK polls talk: Conservatives meet Lib Dems May 9, 2010

    Hung Parliament in the United Kingdom. Talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to form a government but the differences between the two will be difficult to sort out. ...
  • UK political leaders to discuss govt deal today May 9, 2010

    London: Britain's Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will hold talks on Sunday after an inconclusive election, but are unlikely to agree on a new government before markets open on Monday, the Conservatives said. The centre-right Conservatives won most seats in Thursday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority and are...
  • Battle for Britain: No clear winner in polls May 8, 2010

    There is an extraordinary verdict in the United Kingdom General Elections. For the first time since 1974 General Elections in the country called the mother of democracy have thrown up a hung Parliament and the prospect of a coalition government. The Conservatives have won 306 seats, a gain of 97 seats...
  • 'Sorry, sorry, sorry' says Brown to Gillian April 30, 2010

    An open microphone can open a can of worms indeed. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown learnt this recently; making place for himself among illustrous victims of the open mic. ...
  • 'Violent' British PM urged not to bully his staff February 22, 2010

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has come under pressure after an anti-bullying charity chief claimed it had been contacted by the staff from his office, amid allegations about his violent temper. But his ruling Labour party, mindful of the upcoming election, went into an offensive, with his top aide calling...
  • India a global success story: British Prime Minister January 21, 2010

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says India is a "modern global success story" that is marching toward prosperity. "The astonishing pace of change, the dynamism and excitement that it is generating and the potential to do great things is a tribute to all Indians," Brown said in an article...
  • Brown, Sarkozy want 'supertax' on bankers' bonuses December 10, 2009

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday jointly called for urgent reforms to the global financial market in what was described as a rapprochement following a diplomat spat. The two leaders, writing jointly in The Wall Street Journal, called for "a new compact between global...
  • British PM demands Pak 'take out' al-Qaeda leaders November 30, 2009

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon on Brown Sunday attacked the Pakistani leadership, demanding that it "take out" al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman Zawahiri. "The Pakistan government has started to take on the Taliban and to take on al-Qaeda in South Waziristan, but we have got to ask...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorists being trained in Pak: British PM November 17, 2009

    London: Hundreds of al-Qaeda terrorists remain in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, continuing to receive explosives and weapons training in camps in that country, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said. "It is because of the nature of the threat, and because around three quarters of the most...
  • Ahead of elections, UK tightens immigration policies November 13, 2009

    London: It's a move that could adversely impact non-EU migrants, including those from India. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his first speech in 18 months on immigration, vowed to 'tighten' immigration rules further to restrict the number of professionals coming into the UK. Brown called for the removal of...
  • G20: Brown proposes radical tax to fight climate change November 8, 2009

    The British PM proposed a global tax on all financial transactions. ...
  • Iran confirms new nuke plant, US sees it as not peaceful September 25, 2009

    Pittsburgh/Vienna: Hours after it was confirmed that Iran has a second, previously unknown, nuclear enrichment plant, US President Barack Obama on Friday said the size of the new plant was "inconsistent" with Iranian claims that it was being used to produce civilian nuclear power. Speaking at the G20 Summit and standing...
  • Afghanistan, Pak hubs of terror planning: Brown September 5, 2009

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is under fire from opposition Conservatives, the media and some generals who accuse him of putting British soldiers' lives at risk in Afghanistan by failing to give them enough helicopters or vehicles robust enough to survive roadside bombs. He suffered a further blow when a...
  • Britain rejects talk of deal in Lockerbie release August 23, 2009

    London: Britain has rejected any suggestion it struck a deal with Libya to free the Lockerbie bomber, questions that arose when Moammar Gadhafi publicly thanked British officials as he embraced the man convicted of killing 270 people in the 1988 airline bombing. Gadhafi praised Prime Minister Gordon Brown and members of...
  • Al-Qaeda plotting attacks in UK: reports August 18, 2009

    London: Extremists linked to the al-Qaeda have claimed that home-grown terrorists are plotting attacks in Britain, a news report said on Monday. According to the reports, the al-Qaeda terrorists have labeled Britain and Europe as a bigger enemy than the United States in an internet magazine favoured by the extremists. The...
  • Tribal girl meets world leaders, raises issues July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: A 16-year-old tribal girl from Orissa who was selected by UNICEF to participate in the Junior 8, an international youth conference held in Rome alongside the G8 Summit earlier this month, has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other world leaders like US president Barack Obama and...