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Ex-PM Blair eyes 'vacant' centre in British politics

London - Tony Blair is not planning a return to frontline politics in Britain but will speak out on Brexit from the "currently vacant" centre ground, a spokeswoman for the former prime minister said Monday.

Britain could hold second EU vote, says ex-PM Blair

London - Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair said Friday there was nothing preventing a second Brexit referendum and warned that the break-up would be "very, very tough" as European leaders were in an unforgiving mood.

Condemned over Iraq, Blair fights for his reputation

London - At times close to tears, former prime minister Tony Blair faced the world's media Wednesday to defend his place in history after the damning findings of Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war.

Blair voices 'sorrow, regret and apology' after Iraq war report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair voiced "sorrow, regret and apology" after a damning report on the Iraq war Wednesday, but said he did not mislead parliament and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein.

Blair says he acted in UK's 'best interests' in Iraq war

London - Former prime minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday he had acted in Britain's "best interests" after the Chilcot inquiry delivered a damning verdict into his handling of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Tony Blair: Leader who could never get past Iraq

London - Tony Blair was one of Britain's most successful prime ministers but his support for the 2003 war in Iraq has overshadowed his achievements in office and his subsequent career as globe-trotting elder statesman.

Blair urged Kadhafi to find 'safe place' in 2011: Transcripts

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair urged Moamer Kadhafi to stand aside and find a bolthole in the early days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, telephone transcripts released Thursday showed.

Tony Blair launches new Middle East peace initiative

Jerusalem - Former British prime minister Tony Blair launched a new campaign for a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians in Jerusalem on Friday.

Blair concedes link between Iraq invasion and Islamic State rise

London - Britain's ex-leader Tony Blair again apologised Sunday for certain aspects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, adding there were "elements of truth" to the view it was connected to the rise of the Islamic State group.

Blair committed UK to Iraq war year before invasion: Report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair was committed to joining the United States in the Iraq war a year before the 2003 invasion, documents obtained by a Sunday newspaper suggested.

Former PM Tony Blair says there is a problem within Islam

In a column the former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, urged governments to be honest and to address radical Islamization.

Union J are ‘mummy’s boys’, George is One Direction ‘love child’

Union J, the latest realty-TV-created boy band, have been talking about their public image, musical aspirations and comparison’s to One direction.

Tutu says 'playground bullies' should face trial at Hague

London - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu has called for former prime minister Tony Blair and former president George W Bush to face trial at The Hague International Criminal Court for their roles in the Iraq war, a war he says was based on lies.

Author known as Emma Blair dies at 69

Torquay - Iain Blair, the Scottish man who wrote 29 best selling romance novels under the name of Emma Blair, has died at the age of 69.

Protesters throw eggs and shoes at former PM Tony Blair?

Dublin - Protesters threw eggs and shoes at former PM Tony Blair during a book-signing in Dublin, according to media reports. The anti-war activists chanted slogans and held up placards accusing Blair of having blood on his hands.

Tony Blair Being Questioned About Invading Iraq

Tony Blair appears before the Chilcot Inquiry in the UK about the role Britain played in the invasion of Iraq. Anti-war protesters gather outside the venue. Blair attempts to jusify the WMD issue.

US Senate Committees Approve Eric Holder and Dennis Blair

Today, the United States Senate has given their confirmations for Eric Holder to be the new US Attorney General and Retired Admiral Dennis Blair as the new National Intelligence Director.

Obama's Intel Choice Hesitant On Calling Waterboarding Torture

There could be a possible internal conflict in the Obama administration in regards to the use of waterboarding. Obama’s National Intel choice did not call it torture.

'Lack of thought' into Iraq war

Ex-Downing Street chief of staff Jonathan Powell has criticised the post-invasion planning. Meanwhile, Britain's opposition parties are using the occasion of the fifth anniversary to call for an official inquiry.

The God Issue And The Pope's Advice To Missionaries: 'Only Catholics Make Heaven'

If one thing has become clear in recent days, it is that the G-issue is highly unpredictable. God triggers debate when you least expect it. All the more so, because the Almighty is generally not easily scheduled for public discussion.

Believe it or not: Tony Blair’s guide to winning support from Rupert Murdoch

In one of those rather farcical interludes which makes world politics such an acquired taste, revelations regarding Tony Blair’s rise to power through the good offices of one R. Murdoch are coming to light.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Number Ten

"And here's another one...," jokes former Prime Minster, Tony Blair when he guffaws over the time when he rescued his predecessor from the gents. You heard if first from the most tongue in cheek book of the year - The Alistair Campbell Diaries

Blair Today, Gone Tomorrow

The UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair has been tipped to make a departure announcement in the House of Commons tomorrow morning, Downing Street suggests.

Tony Blair: Next 48 hours in Iran ‘critical’

Britain prime minister Tony Blair says next 48 hours is important for release of captured 15 British marines

PM Tony Blair a 'Lame Duck' After Vote

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has won support for the renewal of Britain's 'Trident' nuclear submarine program but he has been hit by rebellion from within his own ranks.

Blair admits departure uncertainty

Tony Blair admitted that his announcement he will quit as Prime Minister this year has created a period of "uncertainty" for the Government

British P.M. Blair to Announce Timetable for Iraq Withdrawal

Tony Blair will announce on Wednesday a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, the BBC reported. Blair will also tell the House of Commons during his regular weekly appearance before...

Blair wants gun crime age reduced

Britain's Prime Minister wants the age that you can receive long sentences for gun crime reduced to 17.

Go now Britons tell Blair

A new poll finds the majority of Britons want Tony Blair to resign now.

CNN Video of Tony Blair Refusing to Resign

Video clip from CNN about Tony Blair refusing to just quit.
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Spring Breakup  a watercolour by Christine Blair.
Spring Breakup, a watercolour by Christine Blair.