| May 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories.
Commentators are calling elections for seats in the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:49 AM
LONDON — The Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, a historic decision which overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
Two years ago, a similar proposal failed narrowly...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:57 PM
British prosecutors withdrew an arrest warrant for the parents of a cancer-stricken boy who removed him from a hospital in England without the consent of physicians to seek care abroad, officials said Tuesday.
Britain’s decision led Spanish...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:37 AM
LONDRES - Los duques de Cambridge, Guillermo y Catalina, esperan su segundo hijo, que el próximo año se convertirá en el cuarto en la línea de sucesión al trono británico, según anunció hoy un portavoz del palacio de Kensington.
Al igual que en su...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:20 AM
LONDON --The British government has ruled out a second parliamentary vote on participation in a military strike against the Syrian ruling regime.
Senior politicians had urged another vote after the government’s surprising defeat Thursday, when...
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Dec 12, 2013
Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:31 AM
LONDON -- Marriage-minded gays and lesbians can begin tying the knot in Britain on Saturday, becoming the latest same-sex couples in Europe and beyond to have the right to do so and fulfilling a dream made possible by a Conservative-led government.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:17 PM
LONDON — The headlines were shocking, the images sickening. The widespread rioting, looting and arson in early August here and in several other English cities recalled the work of two 20th century novels, William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and...
| Nov 27, 2011
Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and were able to get through any of this year's Black Friday festivities without getting pepper-sprayed, shot or otherwise engaged in any activity that reinforces the stereotype that...
| Aug 6, 2012
Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, conceded defeat Monday in the campaign to overhaul the House of Lords by turning the venerable but undemocratic institution into a partially elected one. He acknowledged that his Liberal Democrats...