| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:17 PM
LONDON — The headlines were shocking, the images sickening. The widespread rioting, looting and arson in early August here and in several other English cities recalled the work of two 20th century novels, William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and...
| Jul 28, 2012
La esperada ceremonia inaugural de los Juegos Olímpicos comenzó el viernes con una gran cuenta atrás y el tañido de una campana gigante, dando paso luego a una exuberante y excéntrica celebración de la historia, el arte y la cultura británica.
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For years, presidents and presidential hopefuls have gone abroad to cast themselves as knowledgeable on world affairs, counting on friendly receptions wherever they go as a respite from the slings and arrows they routinely encounter in campaigning at...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance.
For years coaches and athletes...
| Aug 7, 2012
The last two days have been filled with great experiences. We took a trip to Abbey Road and walked the crosswalk of the Beatles, saw "Bolt" run the 200 m, talked with the U.S.A. super heavyweight boxer, Dominick Breazeale, on the train and watched the...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:33 PM
The games are over. The Olympic flame has been extinguished. The athletes have headed home.
However, the accolades have just begun. Observers around the globe have hailed London 2012 a smashing success.
NBC awarded itself a gold medal for its coverage....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:42 PM
LONDON – As worldwide pressure grows for a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre during Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee continues to be resolutely...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
| Apr 29, 2011
Arrivals for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey included Elton John and David Furnish, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, and Chelsy Davy....
| May 4, 2012
Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired, often hilarious mayor of London, wins a second term. Johnson, a Conservative, beats Labor Party candidate Ken Livingstone, the man who was mayor of the British capital before him....