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Gordon Brown suffers stinging defeat over Gurkha troops

British Prime Minister Gordon BrownLondon  - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown suffered a stinging parliamentary defeat Wednesday when a large number of members of his ruling Labour Party joined forces with the opposition on the emotional issue of residency rights for Gurkha soldiers.

Figures showed that 28 Labour rebels backed a motion put forward by the opposition Liberal Democrats to give all Gurkhas an equal right of residence in Britain, and a large number abstained.

Brown pledges 665 million pounds in aid to Pakistan

Brown pledges 665 million pounds in aid to PakistanLondon, Apr 29: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday pledged 665 million pounds over the next four years to help Pakistan with counter-terrorism operations as well as education and economic assistance.

Of this amount 125 million pounds will be earmarked for supporting education projects in the border area ‘in an effort to stop the spread of extremism.’

One of the primary aims of UK support, he said, would be to “stop young people falling under the sway of violent extremists.”

UK Parliament grilling awaits Brown''s ministers over Gorkha shut out

 UK Parliament grilling awaits Brown''s ministers over Gorkha shut outLondon, Apr. 29 : The British Parliament's Home Affairs Committee has slammed new rules that deny heroic Gurkha veterans their right to stay in the country.

The Gordon Brown Government faces a Commons defeat thanks to a growing Labour revolt.

Over 40 Labour MPs have signed a Commons motion attacking the Government decision.

Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has thrown her weight behind The Sun's crusade for justice for the Nepalese heroes.

British, Polish prime ministers discuss Afghanistan

British, Polish prime ministers discuss Afghanistan Warsaw - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with his Polish counterpart Tuesday on cooperation between their missions in Afghanistan , and commended Poland's role in the conflict amid a recent increase in Polish forces. Brown said Poland's mission of 1,600 soldiers made it one of the strongest contributors in the region, and said security was needed amid the upcoming Afghan presidential polls slated in August 20.

British prime minister in Pakistan for anti-terror talks

British prime minister in Pakistan for anti-terror talks Islamabad - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Pakistani counterpart on Monday put aside diplomatic tensions over the planned expulsion of 11 Pakistani students arrested in a suspected bomb plot, as they held talks on fight against terrorism. British authorities arrested 12 men, 11 of them Pakistanis, all of which were later released without charge, but the Pakistani nationals, including 10 with student visas, were now facing possible deportation.

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