Britain’s Terror Bill one step closer to becoming a law

LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown approved a measure Wednesday…

LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown approved a measure Wednesday that among other things would allow British authorities to hold terrorism suspects for up to 42 days without charges. Whether the measure becomes law now depends on the government’s success in pushing the new counterterrorism bill past the House of Lords, where it may not be introduced until the fall and where it is expected to meet stronger opposition.

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