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→  December 28, 2012

Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today. Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in […]

→  December 27, 2012

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:30am EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, putting the SP 500 on track to snap a three-day skid, as U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington to restart negotiations over the “fiscal cliff.” Obama cut short a Christmas holiday […]

→  December 27, 2012

By Niall Paterson, Sky News Correspondent The government has announced extra cash to help tackle youth violence and gun crime. Half a million pounds will be given to the voluntary sector, charities and other organisations working directly with young people at risk of becoming violent offenders and those already involved in knife and gun crime. […]

→  December 27, 2012

By Liz Lane, Sky News Reporter A national database is being introduced in hospitals to flag up potential vulnerable children to nurses and doctors. It is in order to prevent cases similar to that of Baby Peter Connelly in which health and social service workers repeatedly failed to pick up on signs that the toddler […]