Obama visits Britain

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London Slaps Obama's Motorcade With Fine

Part of ongoing battle over 45K notices handed to US Embassy

(Newser) - Not only did President Obama screw up his toast to the Queen and the date on his signature in the Westminster Abbey guest book during his visit to England in May, he also screwed up traffic protocol. His motorcade apparently failed to pay the $16 congestion charge required when driving...

Cameron: My Wife Was Missing in NY on 9/11

Prime minister recounts frantic effort to contact wife

(Newser) - David Cameron says he knows all too well how millions of Americans felt on September 11, 2001. His wife, Samantha, then pregnant with their first child, had flown into New York the day before and he spent 5 frantic hours back in Britain trying to contact her, recalled the British...

Obama's UK Code-Name: 'Smart Alec'

'Chalaque' arrives in Britain ahead of schedule

(Newser) - The code-name British police have given President Obama for his three-day visit to the country has raised some eyebrows among Punjabi speakers. "Chalaque" means "smart alec" in the language, and is "sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their...

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