| Aug 21, 2009
Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa in 1945, came to study at Oxford in the mid-1960s and has lived in England ever since. Like his previous novels, "To Heaven by Water" showcases his uncanny ability to get the British scene just right, combining...
| Sep 29, 2009
Representatives of six major world powers and Iran will begin talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program when they meet Thursday. Here is a primer on the issues to be discussed.
Who will participate in the talks in Geneva?
The discussions will be...
| Feb 13, 2009
| 12:40 PM
He's 13. He scarcely looks 10. And according to a British tabloid, he's a father.
Baby-faced and only 4 feet (1.22 meters) tall, the boy, Alfie, was just 12 when he impregnated Chantelle, now 15, The Sun reported today. Shown in a video posted today on...
| Apr 3, 2009
Well, of course Queen Elizabeth II already had an iPod. She's the queen. Doesn't she have everything?
The British press, which pilloried President Obama last month for giving Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American film DVDs that don't work on...
| Apr 9, 2009
| 8:47 AM
Britain's top counterterrorism official resigned today after committing an embarrassing breach of security that forced police to prematurely mount a sting operation against suspected Al Qaida plotters.
Bob Quick, an assistant commissioner at Scotland...
| Nov 22, 2009
In April 1989, the glamorously autocratic Herbert von Karajan resigned from his post as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, the West German ensemble he had led for 35 years and made into the most brilliant orchestra the world had ever known. In...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 6:33 AM
President Obama will attend the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen next month, according to a senior administration official, a sign of the president's increasing confidence that the talks will yield a meaningful agreement to reduce...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Aug 19, 2009
The hearses roll through with grim regularity now, bearing the heavy weight of flag-shrouded caskets and a nation's accumulating grief.
When the jet-black cars reach Wootton Bassett's modest monument honoring the dead of wars past, the cortege stops....
| Aug 14, 2008
by Mark Silva President Bush will have lunch today at the George Bush Center for Intelligence, the headquarters compound of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., named for his father, the former president and CIA director. He will get......