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  • Harry Patch dies at 111; last British army veteran of World War I

    Harry Patch dies at 111; last British army veteran of World War I
    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...
  • 'To Heaven by Water' gets the British scene just right

    'To Heaven by Water' gets the British scene just right
    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...
  • Simon Rattle wins over the Berlin Phil and its fans

    Simon Rattle wins over the Berlin Phil and its fans
    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...
  • Bhutto's killing decried around the world

    World leaders expressed outrage Thursday over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and concern about the stability of the nuclear-armed nation. Leaders of countries that share borders with Pakistan also shared worries about...
  • Mugabe seems as ensconced as ever

    Mugabe seems as ensconced as ever
    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...
  • U.S. will still pursue Iran sanctions

    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...
  • Britain's blasphemy law no longer sacred

    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...
  • Where Britons gather to grieve

    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....
  • Scottish nationalists aren't all separatists

    THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH of a pro-independence party in elections for the Scottish Parliament doesn't mean that the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom is about to break away, any more than the triumph of French separatists in Quebec's elections 31...
  • Give Obama a break on the gifts

    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...
  • Letters to the editor

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Letters: A Jan. 28 letter about "smart power" was published with a misspelled signature, Martin Laudal. The letter was written by Martin Maudal. — -------------------- Guantanamo POWs Re “ Obama sets...