| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While the countries of southern Europe struggle with financial instability, those living in northern Europe are in stronger shape, thanks to their ability to produce more while consuming less. It remains to be seen to what degree they will continue to...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:42 PM
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career.
"You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
| Jul 24, 2013
Royal baby haters.
They're out there. They're everywhere.
And with the birth of the beautiful royal baby boy in England the other day to the lovely Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, a horde of royal baby haters have been revealed,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
LONDON – Stung by mounting criticism, the British government Tuesday defended the detention of the partner of an American journalist who helped reveal widespread spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying that authorities had a duty to...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
LONDON -- A sharply divided British Parliament on Thursday rejected the immediate use of force as a response to suspected chemical attacks in Syria, putting Washington on notice that it would be deprived of the assistance of its most trusted ally if it...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:33 PM
LONDON – Will the sun ever stop setting on the British Empire?
A day after Parliament’s surprising refusal to back a possible international military strike on Syria, Britons both wrung their hands and rejoiced over what some pundits...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Protesters around the world are taking to the streets to either protest against or to support a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
President Barack Obama has said that any possible attack would be limited and aimed at punishing...