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Margaret Thatcher

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Global Voices: The six personalities of Russia's Putin

    Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin. ┬áIn little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • Meryl Streep to play British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst

    Meryl Streep to play British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
    Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama "Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret...
  • Ukraine crisis brings out the diplomats among Times readers

    Ukraine crisis brings out the diplomats among Times readers
    According to much of Western punditry, Russia's military action in Ukraine's Crimea region is an unprovoked act of aggression by the increasingly autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin, who should stop meddling in the transition underway in Kiev...
  • Stephen Frears likes his women strong

    Stephen Frears likes his women strong
    He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
  • Angela Merkel is sworn in for a third term as German chancellor

    LONDON — She’s once, twice, three times a chancellor: Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female leader, was sworn in Tuesday for her third term, underlining her dominance on the political scene in Europe’s biggest economy. Merkel,...
  • Review: Love, longing, regret and the exceptional 'Invisible Woman'

    The numerous works of Charles Dickens, perhaps the English language's preeminent storyteller, have been turned into films and television over and over again for more than a century. "The Invisible Woman," however, might be the first film to be made...
  • Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'

    Review: Vital issues raised at a meeting of 'Top Girls'
    The Antaeus Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" brings us refreshingly back to the basics of great theater: a sharply intelligent, poetically daring play; a company of actors dedicated to serving both their characters and an author's...
  • Thatcher-era papers suggest British role in 1984 Sikh temple assault

    Thatcher-era papers suggest British role in 1984 Sikh temple assault
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into what role his nation's special forces might have played in the deadly 1984 Indian assault on the Sikh Golden Temple after recently declassified documents suggested the SAS was...