2010.11.09

News Headlines - 09 November 2010

▽British deny George Bush's claims that torture helped foil terror plots - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/09/british-deny-bush-claims-foil-terror
British officials said today there was no evidence to support claims by George Bush, the former US president, that information extracted by "waterboarding" saved British lives by foiling attacks on Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf. In his memoirs, Bush said the practice – condemned by Downing Street as torture – was used in CIA interrogations of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the US.

▽Three soldiers face probe over Iraq abuse claims - Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/three-soldiers-face-probe-over-iraq-abuse-claims-2129532.html
Three British armed forces personnel have been referred to the nation's senior military prosecutor for investigation over the alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees, the High Court heard today.
If the Director of Service Prosecutions finds evidence against the three, they could, among other things, face war crimes charges, said a QC.

▽Prince Harry opens field of remembrance for Afghan war dead - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/09/prince-harry-afghanistan-remembrance-field
It was a very British scene. In a wind-whipped walled garden in Wiltshire, dignitaries, bereaved relatives, mourning comrades and members of the public who wanted to show they cared met to mark the opening of a remembrance field for those killed in Afghanistan.

▽Terror watchdog to probe 'pope attack plot' arrests - The Press Association
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jiTFsa0vkg_mmtRAEk3qmsEjzlIA?docId=B2929331289310098A00
The Government's terrorism watchdog is to investigate the arrests of six men in London questioned by police over an alleged plot to attack the Pope, the Home Secretary has confirmed.

▽MPs’ support for new trains deal - The Northern Echo
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/8625279.MPs____support_for_new_trains_deal/
Labour MEP Stephen Hughes has told Transport Secretary Philip Hammond that Hitachi’s IEP bid is a “once-in-ageneration opportunity” for the UK to again become a European leader in train manufacturing... Hitachi confirmed last night that it was pursuing contracts in mainland Europe.


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