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  • 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...
  • Richard Hamilton dies at 89; British Pop Art pioneer

    Richard Hamilton, a British Pop Art pioneer who was credited with coining the name for a movement marked by its ironic and iconic use of commercial and pop culture imagery, has died. He was 89. The Gagosian Gallery, which represents Hamilton, said the...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

    Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...
  • Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist

    Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist
    Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
  • The blues of a heady yesteryear in London

    With governments crippled by debt, politicians bickering and all manner of personal investments tanking, it's mighty tough to remember the optimism of 2005. But in London that summer, the mood could not have been more different from the one that permeates...
  • Obama says time ripe for Mideast peace accord

    Obama says time ripe for Mideast peace accord
    President Obama began a new effort Wednesday to coax Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, telling Middle East leaders on the eve of renewed negotiations that with sustained American help, a comprehensive deal can be sealed within a year. Obama, who...
  • Britain takes knighthood away from disgraced banker

     
    A disgraced banker who became the symbol of everything wrong in British high finance was stripped Tuesday of his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, an unusually severe move in tune with a public still steaming over the government’s bailout of big...
  • On David Letterman's 30 years of late nights

     
    David Letterman celebrates 30 years in post-prime time television Wednesday, spent first as the host of "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC, and then, since 1993, of "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS. He went to CBS, famously, after NBC gave...
  • Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney, tells of phone hacking

     
    Heather Mills tells British inquiry looking into media ethics after a phone hacking scandal that Paul McCartney's pleading phone message was hacked; tells inquiry of media harassment....
  • “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean talks Episode 500, the show’s history, and more

     
    This Sunday, Feb. 19, at 8pm ET/PT, The Simpsons will air its milestone 500th episode, “At Long Last Leave,” in which the Simpson family is evicted from Springfield and joins an off-the-grid community outside of town. But it doesn't look as if...