| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:15 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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. In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
LONDON – Britain’s Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon.
Even former Prime...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
You don't have to know anything about Paul Potts, the Port Talbot cell-phone salesman whose dream of becoming an opera singer came true when he won the first season of reality series "Britain's Got Talent," in order to whistle the tune of "One Chance."...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Yo! When the Pennsylvania legislature is in session, numerous “NONCONTROVERSIAL” resolutions usually sail through the House. These are commemorative items all lawmakers, regardless of party, can agree on. They deal with naming bridges after...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:17 PM
WHAT: Central Floridians will get a chance to see the play that was the toast of London this spring — "The Audience" — at Enzian Theater.
In "The Audience," which had a limited London engagement, Helen Mirren played Queen Elizabeth II at...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. couldn't be more wrong when he describes the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "a woman of principle and strong moral character" ("A silence from liberals that speaks volumes," June 23).
On the contrary,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship.
The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...