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1 HOUR AGO - The Independent

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain wins duel with German 'copycat'

A legal duel between two ukulele orchestras competing over the right to their British-themed names has seen a German-backed group ordered by a court to change its name or stay out of the UK for fear of confusing fans.

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3 HOURS AGO - The Independent

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Why Britain backed down on banning Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons during Iran war

Britain was reluctant to take action to bar Saddam Hussein from expanding his chemical weapon stocks during the Iran-Iraq war after diplomats warned the UK risked criticism over its own record on control of such arms.

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3 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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1980s file shows plan for Hong Kong 'plantation' in Northern Ireland

A bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was considered an option in the uncertain years before Britain handed back the former British colony to Chinese rule, formerly classified government files showed.

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3 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Newly-released 1980s file shows bizarre plan to 'transplant' Hong Kong to NIreland

A bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was considered an option in the uncertain years before Britain handed back the former British colony to Chinese rule, formerly classified government files showed.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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'80s file shows plan for Hong Kong 'plantation' in NIreland

LONDON (AP) — A bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was considered an option in the uncertain years before Britain handed back the former British colony to Chinese rule, formerly classified government files showed. Britain's National Archives on Friday released a 1983 government file called "Replantation of Northern Ireland from Hong Kong," which ...

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