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Britain ‘respects’ Saddam execution

The government says it respects the decision made by its Iraqi counterpart to execute former president Saddam Hussein. But foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has reiterated Britain’s opposition to the death penalty. Saddam was executed this morning at 06:00 local time (03:00 GMT) in Baghdad, 27 years after he first came to power. The former dictator,… Read more »

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Queen's new year's honours are announced
CPS and MI6 chiefs lead new year’s honours

The director of public prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Ken McDonald, leads the list of knighthoods in the Queen’s 2007 new year’s honours. He joins giants of industry James Dyson, founder and chairman of vacuum cleaner giant Dyson, KPMG chairman Michael Rake, and Sainsbury’s chairman Philip Hampton in being given the… Read more »

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