| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Gough Whitlam swept to political power in Australia in 1972 under a slogan, "it's time," that seemed to sum up everything that was stale and old-fashioned about an inward-looking, parochial nation. He was swept out less than three years later on Nov. 11,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
With turnout at...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout.
A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:51 PM
AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier.
An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Andy Coulson, a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for presiding over phone hacking on a massive scale when he was editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
Coulson, 46, was the only one of seven...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The fourth season of "Sherlock" may be two years away, but a Christmas Special could be gifted to fans next year.
In an interview with The Telegraph, star Martin Freeman said that it "looks pretty likely" that the gang, which includes Benedict...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election.
Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed new counter-terrorism laws Monday that would make it easier for the government to seize the passports of suspected militants from Britain traveling to Syria and Iraq.
The proposed legislation would also...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain.
But in many ways, they've already won.
Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday at his home in Dublin after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He...