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  • Back by popular demand: Tyranny

    Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking...
  • Angela Merkel is sworn in for a third term as German chancellor

    LONDON — She’s once, twice, three times a chancellor: Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female leader, was sworn in Tuesday for her third term, underlining her dominance on the political scene in Europe’s biggest economy. Merkel,...
  • The copy editor fudges

    In its obituary of William Rees-Mogg, sometime editor of The Times, Britain's Independent included this passage: Fraser Nelson, the editor of The Spectator, yesterday recalled the advice Lord Rees-Mogg gave him in 2001: "He said he took inspiration from...
  • 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...
  • Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist dies; Hitler assassination plotter

    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,...
  • Top BBC News Chiefs Step Aside Amid Abuse Scandal

    Top BBC News Chiefs Step Aside Amid Abuse Scandal
    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...
  • Election System Could Use A Shake-Up

    Election System Could Use A Shake-Up
    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...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force...
  • Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors

    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...
  • Scottish independence referendum sparks debate about identity

    Scottish independence referendum sparks debate about identity
    LONDON – Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over...
  • Goldberg: What 'the Iron Lady' forged

    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...