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Iceland prime minister falls on sword over Panama Papers email leak

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has resigned over documents in the so-called Panama Papers, which revealed details of his family's tax arrangements. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, the deputy chair of the Prime minister's Progressive Party, stated that Gunnlaugsson had resigned on Tuesday on Iceland's national public …
Iain Thomson, 5 Apr 2016
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Stuff the delays! PM chuffed to have BT's superfast broadband in his constituency

Prime Minister David Cameron already enjoys super speedy internet connections at his constituency home in Dean, Oxfordshire, but locals in the village of Alvescot – saddled with a very slow broadband service – have waited a long time for an upgrade. On Friday, BT invited the PM to make doe eyes at one of the telecom giant's …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Feb 2014
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Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites

Prime Minister David Cameron has told Brits to "boycott" websites that allow trolls and bullies to publish reams of nasty abuse and threats with wild abandon. His comments came after the father of 14-year-old Hannah Smith claimed his daughter, who had been bullied on Lativan-based, had killed herself to escape the …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Aug 2013
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Cameron denies personal Trident missile firing iPad app

Prime Minister David Cameron has denied that he will be getting a personalised iPad app for firing Trident missiles styled after his beloved Angry Birds game. Cameron loves to rock the fondleslab so much that he has often mentioned how he likes to sit back at Number 10, playing Angry Birds or watching TV shows like The Killing …
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David Cameron gets custom prime-ministering iPad app

The crack coders assembled by the Cabinet Office have a new mission: making an iPad app for David Camerons. The app will contain the latest figures on NHS waiting lists, crime, unemployment and other public sector data according to a report by The Times. It will also allow him to read Civil Service documents on the tablet and …
Anna Leach, 29 Dec 2011
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Olympus gets government grilling after firing nosy Brit boss

The Japanese prime minister has called for clarification from Olympus’ board of directors over hundreds of millions of dollars in fees paid out during recent takeovers – deals the company’s short-lived British CEO claims he was fired for investigating. In an interview with the Financial Times, PM Yoshihiko Noda said the board …
Iain Thomson, 31 Oct 2011
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Brown red in face after blusher found in cab

Prime Minister Gordon Brown acquired another light dusting of woe when his make-up bag was left in the back of a taxi last week. Rather more seriously the bag, left by a junior aide, also contained information on how he and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith would be getting to Yorkshire for an official visit. Less dangerously, but …
John Oates, 11 May 2009
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Paris Hilton correctly identifies UK Prime Minister

Paris Hilton has pulled off a bit of a blinder at the London launch of her ITV2 show Paris Hilton's British Best Friend by fingering Gordon Ramsay as Prime Minister, the Telegraph reports. The talented amateur grumble vid performer responded to a request to name the PM with a confident: "I had lunch at his restaurant yesterday …
Lester Haines, 28 Jan 2009

No IT budget for faster SME payments

The government is not allocating funding to upgrade payment systems to meet the prime minister's commitment to pay small suppliers faster during the credit crunch. The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), which is coordinating payment changes to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said that …
Kablenet, 13 Oct 2008
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Byron Review's internet enforcer goes into action

The UK government is today launching the UK Council for Child Internet Safety with support from BT, Microsoft, Facebook and over 100 other organisations and companies. The talking shop will deliver a "Child Internet Safety Strategy" to the Prime Minister early next year. It will also work to improve public awareness of issues …
John Oates, 29 Sep 2008
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Thailand clamps down on rude websites

Thai authorities have reportedly moved to shut down hundreds of websites they view as a threat to national security, amid ongoing civil unrest in Bangkok. Court orders have been issued against 400 websites, 344 of which have been deemed insulting to the Thai royal family, The Bangkok Post reports. Two others displayed " …
The Register breaking news tells throttling petition: Choke on it

The government has told an e-petitioners calling for an investigation into ISPs taking on too many subscribers and throttling bandwidth to get over it. The petition, signed by 2,600 people, asked the Prime Minister to "investigate ISPs oversubscribing on their network and throttling broadband". It accused ISPs of taking on too …
John Oates, 18 Jul 2008
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Is Voda's Colao the new Gordon Brown?

Come July Vodafone will have a new boss, one who has had his eyes on the top job for half a decade and has strong ideas on how the company should be run. But he takes over a company that has been expanding abroad while cutting costs at home - two strategies he's unlikely to be able to sustain in the long run. Tony Blair will …
Bill Ray, 28 May 2008
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Japanese children warned off mobiles

Japanese children should be prevented from using their mobile phones for anything other than talking to protect them from harmful influences, according to an advisory panel to the government. The panel is already calling on schools and parents to take a much greater role in controlling the services children can access, reports …
Bill Ray, 27 May 2008

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