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Special relationship strained over Grenada invasion

The close bond between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan was almost broken over the US invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983.

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan during an official White House visit
Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan during an official White House visit Credit: PA

Official documents released by the National Archives reveal the then-US President only informed Downing Street of the plan the night before troops moved in.

Mrs Thatcher said she was "deeply disturbed" by the military action.

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UK auction of vial of Ronald Reagan's blood called off

An auction house in the Channel Islands has cancelled the auction of a vial said to contain a sample of former US President Ronald Reagan's blood, NBC News reports.

The Guernsey-based PFC Auction house said the seller will donate the item to the late president's foundation for display instead of auctioning it off.

Previously, the Reagan family and foundation had condemned the sale, saying it would use "every legal means" to stop it.

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