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Tony Blair was questioned by MPs earlier today
Blair worried by Middle East violence

The situation on the ground in Israel and the Gaza Strip must improve before progress can be made towards a peace agreement, Middle East envoy Tony Blair has told MPs. The former prime minister, giving evidence to the Commons’ international development committee in parliament, said a “minimum security threshold” is needed for talks to make… Read more »

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Head of UK armed forces called on above-inflation pay rises for servicemen and women
Dannatt calls for raised army pay

The head of the UK army has described low pay for servicemen and women as the most important challenge facing the army at present. Writing in the Sun, General Sir Richard Dannatt asked for above-inflation pay rises for troops over the next two years. Soldiers were given a 2.6 per cent pay rise by the… Read more »

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