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  • Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that

    Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that
    The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more...
  • McManus: Will there be a Libya bounce for Obama?

    McManus: Will there be a Libya bounce for Obama?
    Twenty years ago this summer, American cities staged noisy, flag-waving parades to celebrate the U.S. victory in a war we've almost forgotten: the Persian Gulf War against Iraq. The president at the time, George H.W. Bush, saw his poll ratings soar in the...
  • Salman Rushdie, freedom writer

    Salman Rushdie, freedom writer
    In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...
  • Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.

    Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Postwar era has ended, but not appetite for war

    The supposed decline of the United States. The impending crisis of the European Union this year when it becomes 30 states, while Britain contemplates leaving and making it 29. It confronts promised referenda on continuing EU membership and Scottish...
  • Dispute of Ukraine's relationship with Russia rages on

    Last weekend when British Prime Minister David Cameron was insisting, once again, this time to François Hollande, that the European Union will have to consent to remake itself before 2017 if it expects to keep Britain from quitting the Union,...
  • Taking the third metric abroad: Redefining success goes global

    Greetings from London. No, I'm not here to drop off a Royal Onesie, though I have offered to take George so Kate can catch a few hours of sleep. I'm actually here for The Huffington Post UK's first-ever women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining...
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • The lady was a champ

    MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher, which is probably apocryphal, but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87. Following her election in 1979, the story goes...
  • Britain's hateful politics

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain's far left that takes bad taste to new extremes. During its Top 40 music countdown Sunday night, BBC Radio 1 was "forced" to play...