| May 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Americans exasperated by the gridlock in Washington sometimes look enviously at Britain, where the parliamentary system combines executive and legislative duties and the prime minister almost always gets his or her way. Unlike a president who may face a...
| May 5, 2015
| 7:20 PM
When the after-dinner speaker at a tennis club banquet clutched his chest and keeled over dead, one door slammed shut and another flew open for a young writer named Ruth Rendell.
Reporting for a local newspaper, Rendell wrote an account of the gala...
| May 5, 2015
| 5:40 PM
When Britain’s national elections are held Thursday, there's a solid chance John Alexander will opt for the Scottish National Party, the group that led September’s failed separatist campaign, even though he favors unity.
Like many voters...
| May 5, 2015
| 3:34 PM
A pop quiz ahead of Thursday's national elections in Britain: Can you identify which two of the following three topics have been major campaign issues?
Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
Maybe you guessed it. There's...
| May 4, 2015
| 2:15 PM
It is a rather disgusting spectacle.
The Israeli Right has won a crushing election victory. (On closer examination, the victory was not quite so crushing. Indeed, there was no victory at all. The crushing victory of Likud was achieved only at the...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:30 PM
PARIS -- The British general election early next month may prove as significant for Europe, and even for the United States, as for Britain itself. The British electorate must make an unprecedented choice among Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats,...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:36 PM
Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the nation bitterly divided, died Friday. He was 84.
"It is with deep sadness that we inform you that after a brief illness...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 10:18 PM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned supporters at a rally here on Sunday that he and his Likud party may not win Tuesday's election, a potentially dramatic fall for a consummate political survivor whose nine years in office transformed him into the...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Britain has an “enduring moral responsibility” to ensure that Hong Kong is “democratic, stable and prosperous,” and diplomats should do more to uphold the treaty that governed the former territory’s return to China 18 years...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:47 AM
As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a member of the British Parliament is urging his country to debate whether "Mein Kampf," Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, should be banned.
The Guardian reports that Parliament member...