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  • Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship

    Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship
    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...
  • Margaret Thatcher's cruel legacy in Northern Ireland

    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,...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...