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Margaret Thatcher

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  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'

    One of Helen Mirren's four-legged co-stars in the new play "The Audience"  apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress' royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's Telegraph reported that a female corgi by the name of...
  • TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'

    TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'
    "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
  • Germany's Angela Merkel begins tricky task of forming new government

    LONDON -- Fresh from her party’s best election showing in more than 20 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel started the tricky task Monday of forming a new government after her preferred coalition partner was ousted from parliament in a shocking...
  • Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'

    Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'
    Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in  the 2011 film “The Iron Lady,” and her performance will likely go down as the most enduring cinematic portrait of the former British prime minister. So after news broke...
  • Margaret Thatcher: In her own words

    As education secretary in the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher said she did not think a woman would become British prime minister in her lifetime. She would occupy the job for nearly a dozen years, moving into 10 Downing St. in 1979. Thatcher died Monday at the...
  • Margaret Thatcher's death dominates British headlines

    LONDON – An influential and divisive figure in life, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dominated the national headlines here after she died at the age of 87. British television and radio stations broke into their regularly...
  • Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges

    Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
  • Mrs. Thatcher: The Word 'Iron' Suited Her

    Of the many nicknames bestowed upon her — "Milk Snatcher" and "Attila the Hen" among the less adulatory — none fits former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher better than "The Iron Lady," coined by a Soviet journalist. "Lady" is apt...
  • Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher

    Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher
    In a thoughtful Pop & Hiss post on Monday, Reed Johnson included Morrissey's "Margaret on the Guillotine" in a long list of songs by British musicians inspired -- if that's the word for it -- by the late prime minister, who died in London on Monday at the...
  • Growing Up With Annette And Margaret

    Growing Up With Annette And Margaret
    Although they represented the opposite poles of femininity — the intimidating, well-respected and unyielding Iron Lady vs. the adorable, well-beloved and sassy Cutie Pie — both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello shaped my universe growing...