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  • The Brexit Short

    How powerful financiers exploited democracy for profit, buying inside information to reap fortunes as Europe’s biggest vote in years sparked a record crash.
  • When Lions Roar

    An ambitious and original history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and the lasting impact of these bonds on Great Britain and the United States When Lions Roar opens in the mid-1930s with U.S. ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy's first visit to Chartwell, Churchill's country estate, and the questionable business dealings that initially linked these powerful men.
  • British patent grab

    This series of stories exposed an outrageous grab for intellectual property that could have raised costs for GPS users around the globe, cracked the relationship between the United States and Great Britain and undermined international technical cooperation. The technology in question, which was to be made available freely to all users, was developed jointly by the United States and the European Union. But a British military lab, whose consultants were in the U.S./EU meetings, quietly filed patents on the technology -- then demanded royalties from U.S. companies. Particularly galling was the fact that the disputed design was quite possibly invented and contributed to the group by U.S. engineers. U.S. officials were outraged. Even so, it was not clear that the United States would challenge the U.K. patents. The technology supported commercial users and, given the ongoing military cooperation between the U.S and the United Kingdom and the countries’ long political ties, it appeared for a time that those best able to resolve the matter – U.S. Defense and State Departments – might decline to open discussions.
  • Dateline NBC: Inside the Cell

    Dateline NBC investigates an alleged terrorist plot to blow up a transatlantic airliner in flight using liquid explosives concealed as sports drinks. Some critics challenged the viability of the plot and the new security measures restricting liquids on airplanes. However, Dateline discovered the conspiracy was far more developed than the public had known and that plotters had received direction from individuals linked to al-Qaida's senior leadership.
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    The story is one of the few published in U.S. newspapers in the past 25 years to portray the human costs of the urban guerrilla war between the Catholic IRA, Protestant Loyalist paramilitaries and Great Britain. For decades, the world media has paid little attention to the Orwellian conditions of existence in Belfast, where neighborhoods hemmed in by barbed wire are patrolled by British troops with machine guns, and political violence in routine. (December 22, 1996)
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    London (England) Telegraph Magazine reports on the 18 - billion-pound sterling charity industry in Great Britain that contains 170,000 entities; lists the top 20 charities, how people and corporations give, the types of charities that get the most support, and which ones advertise the most, April 11, 1992.
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    Fortune Magazine reports on the financial holdings of Great Britain's Queen Elizebeth II and the House of Windsor, March 25, 1991.