| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Margaret Thatcher's remarkable career teaches essential enduring lessons in freedom and the ordeal of change. They did not end with her death Monday at London's Ritz Hotel, a luxury departure lounge where since late last year she awaited for her trip to...
| Nov 20, 2012
The balloons, posters and confetti had not yet been swept up, or crying towels laundered, when talk turned to 2016 candidates. Good heavens, could we not have a few months' respite?
But as we look forward, as eventually we must, shouldn't we talk...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last known surviving member of the German resistance group that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II, has died. He was 90.
He died Friday at his home in Munich, his wife, Gundula von Kleist,...
| 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 9, 2013
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 Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
LONDON -- Two British Broadcasting Corporation executives have "stepped aside" pending a review into the BBC's handling of allegations of sex abuse surrounding its late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the media organization said Monday.
The moves by the BBC's...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:36 PM
No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:51 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s military-backed government blamed supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi for instigating clashes early Saturday that led to the deaths of at least 60 people and tipped the country further into chaos.