| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:29 PM
Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song "Rehab" summed up her struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday. She was 27.
The Grammy winner, famed for her black beehive hair, soulful voice and erratic...
| Jun 22, 2008
The small market town of Hay, nestled on the border between England and Wales, is an unlikely setting for one of the world's biggest book festivals. It has a population of less than 2,000, and the nearest train station is 30 miles away. Yet each year,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2009
Harry Patch, Britain's last survivor of the trenches of World War I, was a reluctant soldier who became a powerful eyewitness to the horror of war and a symbol of a lost generation.
Patch, who died Saturday at 111, was wounded in 1917 at the third battle...
| Mar 23, 2009
Jade Goody, a reality show star whose bad behavior before the cameras catapulted her to tabloid fame and whose public battle with cancer set off a media frenzy that continued to test the bounds of social decency in Britain, died Sunday. She was 27....
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:57 PM
Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96.
Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
| 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....
| Dec 15, 2007
The two stuffed lions flanked Robert Mugabe like a couple of eczema- ridden dogs, but the Zimbabwean president seemed delighted by the effect.
"Are you afraid?" he taunted foreign journalists after his party's resounding victory in 2005 parliamentary...
| Dec 5, 2007
The United States will forge ahead with a third sanctions resolution on Iran, U.S. officials said Tuesday, arguing that the American intelligence report made public this week showed that it was international pressure that caused Tehran to halt its nuclear...
| Mar 6, 2008
A funny thing happened in November when Britain launched a righteous protest over Sudan's arrest of a British schoolteacher accused of insulting Islam by letting her students name a class teddy bear Muhammad.
The Sudanese ambassador was summoned; Prime...